I’m shattered! Just a quick one, lots of drums down, some great percussion – but a very long session last night has left my head buzzing like crazy. So I’m sitting here at the kitchen table contemplating one more cup of tea before heading out.

Yesterday was nuts, technical problems meaning the session was pushed back to nearer half two – much stress abound. However Dave and Duncan rose to the challenge and fired out some cracking takes.
Then, for an evening session we had Nigel Rippon in for some percussion on Easier Said than Done, and a new one. Finished round about 10 and collapsed in a heap.

More drums today!


This is another draft – definitely getting there!! I need me in this though, I really fancy being Philip Marlowe ๐Ÿ™‚

A confession

My idea for the cover. Without the writing. Or the silly face. In black, with lights beaming out from the cars. And Stuart’s moon.

I really can’t draw. I am ashamed.

Maybe stars?

Two excellent quotes from the past…

All highly inaccurate…

The house is built, the albums written and in the next few months itโ€™s likely recording will begin on โ€˜Overtaking on a Bendโ€™, the first fully non acoustic Jo McCafferty album, with the hope to see it released at some point towards the end of the year.


The album is fully acoustic and is a stop gap between
‘Papercuts and Lime’ and the new band album
‘Overtaking on a Bend’ which will hopefully be
available next year. – April 29th 2005

I totally promise it will be out this year -2009


I’ve been thinking along the lines of a Raymond Chandleresque feel to the album artwork. I don’t know why, it just sort of feels right. I love Philip Marlowe. And I love that moon ๐Ÿ™‚

The First Post

It’s been around 5 years since I decided to make this album, and it has always been entitled Overtaking on a Bend. The contents of the album have changed over time, with songs losing favour over time, or new songs coming to the fore.
It’s almost become a bit of a joke, “When’s the album coming out”, people would say, knowing full well I’d never do it. The time for Overtaking on a Bend had been and gone and I began to think I ought to just leave well alone. After all, I’m a different person now.
And what’s with all this music anyway, I’m never going to be famous, or headline Glastonbury. No one will ever care what dress I am wearing, or whether or not I eat breakfast. What am I doing it for?
At the moment, I don’t actually know. Short of finishing what I started, there is no real need for an album. I wonder if I am making a fool of myself by even doing it in the first place.
You see, it’s been at least 6 months since my last gig and probably a year since the one before that.
2008 was an terrible year.
But now, it’s the end of April. The sun has been out for a few weeks, and I am beginning to feel more alive. I am becoming myself again. I’m not sure what that means for the rest of the world, but for now, I feel – better.
I feel positive. On May 11th I go into Ford Lane Studios with Duncan Burgess and Dave Clarke to record the bones of Overtaking on a Bend, and I intend to keep this diary as best I can, with ideas, pics, vids, lyrics etc, when I get time.
Songs that are on the current list are :
Running out of Air
If I Say
Dangerous Ground
Becoming Myself Again
Head’s Up
Amateur Philosophers
Easier Said than Done
Sleepy Man
Nothing Room
Half of One
Won’t Let You Down
Tears 1995
Lay With Me
Love 2

The album will go on pre-order very soon. I hope you’re all going to like it. I really do.