Sometimes I do feel THAT old

We had a fantastic gig in Minneapolis last night. The audience were just brilliant…very expressive and responsive. It was pouring with rain outside the venue, but despite that, a whole bunch of people waited outside afterwards. I had to chuckle, when they were all guided back into the building..it looked like half the audience were filing back inside the venue! Very sweet..Very damp! Lots of people say they’ve waited twenty years to see me..and I guess that a lot of time HAS passed since 1897..whoops, sorry 1987!! Sometimes I do feel THAT old. So much has happened during that time..What have YOU been doing in the last twenty years?? …

Gets to be a bit of a blur, with parts of memories coming sharply back into focus. In any case…it seems like the right time to come back out and perform..even if I can’t do massive tours ( because I don’t want to quite frankly…sorry Mesopotamia).Before I wrote and recorded SOMD I knew that I wanted to try to use my music as a vehicle for something greater than just “promoting” Ms AL. I have a message which has something to do with the issues of Human rights, injustice, the pandemic of HIV Aids.. political corruption and ineptitude, our ( the human race’s) failure throughout time to avoid resorting to bloodshed and genocide..our own individual potential through our resources and non governmental organisations. I have been given an extraordinary book by a man called Howard Zinn, entitled A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. I highly recommend it. It’s what you weren’t taught at school, and somehow mirrors precisely what is happening around the globe today. While I was in LA I managed to make a new version of SING which is different from the album track..and will be made available ( hopefully) next month. It’s exactly what I wanted SING to be. JIKELELE means Global Treatment.. Global healing. Isn’t that what the world needs so desperately in so many ways?