John is now back home from hospital and feeling really quite good under the circumstances; and the medical reports are very good. There is no serious damage to the heart apparently and he has been told that all should be well as long as he is "sensible" for this coming period.
He asks that we tell you all, that he is most grateful for all the kind wishes and support from around the world and also for the superb medical treatment and kindness shown at Torquay Hospital Cardiac Unit and the Ambulance crew who attended him in the first instance. All things considered, he believes that he is fact actually a very fortunate man.
We will, of course, keep you informed of his progress.
News has just reached me from John that he is currently in Torquay Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He is hoping that all being well, he will be discharged in 2-3 days. I'm sure you will join me in wishing him well and a full and speedy recovery.
John is settling in very well into the new premises in Devon and is working on a new ‘system’ for the studio, so a big wiring job will be due any time! So, just for now, there is no new ‘music’ until things have been installed and are working alright!
An important note from SH Music:
Recently we had a (sort of) ‘complaint’ from a customer that the ‘Moonwind’ CD they ordered was not ‘sealed’ (factory-sealed); we had explained this an e-mail and we also explained that this was simply because our ‘remaining’ stock of that album, in terms of physical CDs, were returned to us from our colleagues in the Netherlands and they were ‘removed’ from their wrapping and crystal cases for shipping back to us to save an enormous amount on shipping/postage costs. They were safely shipped in plastic sleeves etc and of course, are ALL ‘new’ albums’.
WE DO NOT sell ‘used’ CD albums. Please understand this, if you are thinking of purchasing any album that was (in this case) returned to us from other stock.
We DO have ‘some’ of John’s titles which are still ‘factory-sealed’, but not all are. But, I repeat...ALL CD albums are ‘new’ albums and are shipped in a crystal case, with the appropriate covers etc. to you. Oh, and in some cases of course, certain customers will ask for a ‘signed’ copy by John; well of course, the album ‘has’ to be removed from the ‘wrapping’ so John can sign it!!!
The ‘Aquarelle’ physical CD album is now out of stock, please visit the MusicZeit website for download, should you wish to.
There are only limited quantities of the physical CD albums of ‘Moonwind’ and ‘Zenith’.
Finally all our belated best wishes to you all for 2013 and we hope to meet up with some of you at some time during the year. Thank you for the continued, greatly appreciated, support.
For those that don't follow John via his Facebook page, it is time to update you!
John has moved from the Loch Fyne area of Argyll, Scotland down to the beautiful county of Devon, England and in to the seaside town of Paignton.
No doubt he still has lots of unpacking to do and maybe even a spot of decorating (!!) but hopefully we will get a longer update from him soon.
For now though, he has asked me to let you know that he's doing well and is excited about the next chapter in his life...if only he could find his kettle!
We will be moving from our base here in Scotland on October 3rd and hope to be able to complete any orders which you may have; it may take a little longer to organise as John will be moving to stay with friends in Sheffield for the time being as no decision has been made at this time, as to ‘where’ our new base will be.
We will let you know of course as soon as any final plans are in place. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Also, one of our fans has put up some old performances of JD and Wavestar on his YouTube channel (see link below) and although John was going to ‘edit’ and ‘clean up’ these videos, the time constraints of the ‘move’ has meant that he couldn’t get to them right away.
So, if you like the music etc. please visit the channel and enjoy a ‘blast from the past’...:O)
Regards from all at SH Music.
Things are still in state of ‘flux’ re moving house etc and the ‘office’ computer finally giving up the ghost (!) but we have back-up (!) the only thing is that we are low on ‘physical’ stock of the Aquarelle album; we are thinking of trying to get a small run done of this and other albums that are out of stock (as we still get asked for them), if possible for them to be duplicated, as all the artwork is not now available. It may be possible in these economic conditions, we will check on the costs; but if all else fails there is the download option from MZ.
Thanks for your continued support.
John has asked me to advise visitors to the site that orders from the Store placed between 20 January and 03 February 2012 will be processed from 04 February onwards.
"All went well..Jack is now at rest. We are having a bereavement break from 16 October to 5 November in memory of Jack and will deal with any orders/business on our return. Thank you all for your kind messages of support, it is greatly appreciated...JD and Co."
"I am so sorry to have to tell you that my beloved Jack passed away peacefully, and comfortably, in his own bed at home at 0220 on Saturday 08 October. He was in no discomfort or distress; thanks to the ministrations of the District Nursing staff and Marie Curie nurses, all of whom, along with our local medical and support team have been absolutely beyond first class in the help given to us over this sad period.
Much love to everyone out there who has also given their support, love and best wishes during what has been a very difficult time.
All business transactions are on hold until 12 October. I am sure you will understand."
If the physical CDs John offers via this site's Store are not your thing and you would prefer MP3 or FLAC downloads, then MusicZeit is the place to check out.
Here are direct links to downloads that they offer that feature John:
Following on from the news on 10 August (see below) that MusicZeit were having server problems, John is pleased to announce that all is now well again.