While visiting Ireland Alex was told all about the "tinkers" - people who travelled around making a living mending pots and pans; a gypsy type race. His imagination was captured by this free-spirited people and he wrote Jump at the Sun with a heavy element of Eastern European strains which hints at the connection between the Eastern European gypsies and the "tinkers." Of note, the tinkers claimed to be descendants of Judas Iscariot and thus they were cursed forever to roam.