This weekend I could have been gigging in Tunisia, but they couldn’t find a vibraphone. Or Dubai, but I couldn’t get a visa in time. Ah well, rainy England it is.

Playing in my car this morning: Steve Lehman’s Mise en Abîme.

Hallelujah. The much coveted socket by the bed. #accommodationwin

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New mallets arrived today, courtesy of the fastest percussion shop in the West (or South), @SPercussion. @mikebalter #teambalter

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