The Nile sessions are finished for right now. Simon may come to the States to finish up some stuff with Nile at the end of the summer, but as of now, nearly all of the vocal parts are finished. Nile will spend his summer doing some tour dates with Chic!
Felix Da Housecat stopped by the studio and is interested in maybe doing a re-mix with the guys on the song "Sunrise." Bryan Ferry also stopped by the studio, and according to Simon, tapped his foot to the music. He made Simon's day by telling him "I liked that one Simon," since both Simon and Bryan are part of the "lead singer's club." According to Simon, if one lead singer compliments another, it is quite rare....
Nick had a big birthday bash this past week at #1 Lombard Street. By all accounts it was a fantastic time, with Boy George, Phillip Traecy, Bob Geldolf, Jerry Hall, Gary Kemp and 2 No Doubters in attendance, along with Simon, Roger and Andy. Albert , the famous Perisian DJ, was spinning and as a gift to Nick he arranged for a sitar player to come and play a song in his honour.
Simon got out a bit this week, going to the opening of an exhibit at Hamilton's Gallery for the Basquiat show. On June 27th, he and Yasmin went to the Elton John White Tie and Tiara Ball at Elton's home in Datchet, near Windsor. There were over 400 people there, including Emma Thompson, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, Craig David, Ronan Keating and Sting. The party raised a lot of Money for Elton's AIDS charity.
I think THIS news update squares me for a few days!