What the move to the US (and the delays in work permits!) did mean is that I've had tons of time to think about the industry that I've spent my whole professional life in. And I've come to realize and affirm to myself something that I think I've known for a long time. That I love music people. But I think for the first time ever I can truly explain why.
Deep down in my subconscious, I've just discovered, is a line or two of programming that says my music somehow needs to be linked to a thing. Whether it's a 30cm black vinyl think, or a 12cm lacquer coated aluminium thing, or a little plastic cassette of iron oxide coated mylar, it's got to be a tangible, physical thing.