My 700th post on this blog!

For this special occasion, here's a picture of an orb weaver that was in my garden last week.

Arachnids have been a kind of totem for Bassling, appearing on the cover of my first album SHAKES but less often since. The reason for their disappearance is that I learned how divisive they are, with a significant part of my audience reluctant to pick up a CD with hairy eight-legged artwork!