This evening I managed to do a recording of sorts of my first song, The Awfulisers, with text by Michael Leunig. This is the first singing I've done with intent since I retired from performing a year ago. It was a bit of a shock to the system I must say, and I'll need to start practicing again if I'm going to start recording myself. So be it! I think it's a worthwhile project and should be a lot of fun. The piano part is my trusty computer playing a midi file through a Roland sound module (obviously), but if I get serious about this project I'll hire a real pianist to record with me. All in all I'm quite pleasantly pleased with this first attempt and look forward to setting more of Leunig's wonderful poems to music.