Hi guys.

So what’s a FOCUS Friday for me without some kind of technological hiccup?

You’d think by now after what is now three years on the trot that I should have expected that I would have to deal with something like this, right?

But at the same time as my FOCUS writings I’ve been working on a major piece for a band whose new album comes out today on my own blog. This is a band that is very special to me, and I wanted to create something equally as special for them to go along with it.

I finished my end in good time, but then I had to deal with a bunch of technological setbacks that made my finished article not present in the way that I wanted it to exactly look. And that took AGES to fix.

So, sadly as a consequence, my FOCUS 2024 Day 1 roundup will not be with you just yet. You will have it on Saturday morning though, and who knows, if I have time I might be able to deliver to you Days 1 and 2 back to back.

But I will never of course leave you completely empty handed. As a taster of what is to come, here’s a shot of Cosmic Dog Fog who brought a touch of the weird and the wonderful to The Rockin’ Chair late on in proceedings.

Here’s what I have lined up for Day 2:

Today is definitely one for familiar faces. For the fourth FOCUS in a row, I will be watching my dear friends CHROMA take to the stage. In addition, reunions with Mali Hâf, Aisha Kigs, Niques and HMS Morris are on the cards, and I will also be watching Adwaith and Flamingods once again.

I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences of catching everyone on the list as soon as everything calms down with the technicals. So bear with me, and there should be more pictures for you to look at the next time around.

But for now, it’s a goodbye and speak soon.