It's been raining constantly since we arrived. People are already starting to talk about flooding. It's only a month since they suffered the worst flooding in over a hundred years, thousands of people displaced by the rising waters of Bosnia's many rivers from homes that had only just been rebuilt and renovated after the wars of the 1990's.
People are crossing their fingers that this weather changes in the next couple of the days and keeping a close eye on the river levels. I never thought I would ever be in a country where it rains more frequently and with more intensity than Wales, but Bosnia has managed to convince me otherwise.
We exist in a little bubble here: ten floors up a concrete block in a sound proofed flat that doubles as home and studio for Alan our engineer and sound designer.
Yesterday we spent the day laying down tracks that had been made of guitarist Bosko Jovic and accordionist and clarinet player, Mujo (Mustafa) Santic - music whose every note is infused with the spirit of Sevdalinka, the Balkan's own blues. Muho is a founding member of Mostar Sevdah Reunion, a band made up of musicians from the city of Mostar in the Bosnia's deep south.
The wanton destruction of Mostar's landmark Ottoman era bridge during the war became symbol for the barbarism of that conflict; Mujo's band with its mix of Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks was a response every bit as powerful as the subsequent rebuilding of that bridge: A defiant two fingers up to the vandals and thugs that tore apart this beautiful country during the war.
Here's a link to the band and Bosko's web site: http://www.mostarsevdahreunion.com / http://www.boskojovic.com/
Another day listening to more great music ahead - it's a tough life.
Now can someone arrange for the rain to stop and maybe give Bosnia a win in the world cup; Hajde Bosno!