The second is because the band have a gig later on this afternoon and I make it a rule not to go for a session for yet another two reasons. One I run the risk of getting a head full of water and being completely and utterly unable to sing and two because I need to conserve energy otherwise I am not able to give my best at the gig.
It is always a pleasure when I get an email out of the blue from a mat rider or in this case a soon to be mat rider who has discovered Magic Carpet Ride. Landlocked Mike, 'cos he lives in Dallas, mailed me to ask advise on which mat he ought to get taking in to consideration his experience, weight, height and likely surfing conditions. A healthy and good vibes email exchange later, (yes, I know a little unusual) I discover journalist Mike has had the pleasure of visiting the Great Land Down Under during the 2000 Sydney Olympics no less.
Lucky man, Sydney is a fantastic place to visit but I could not afford and indeed do not have any particular wish to live there.
I am looking forward to hearing about Mike's future mat riding exploits.