Thursday, 23 September 2010


Well then, time for my quarterly blog!

I blame twitter and a busy summer for my lack of writing. Actually, I think it's time to stop blaming things and accept that I just don't blog very often!

Since my last post I have organised and performed at Summer in the City 2010 and the first Life's a Beach (RNLI fund raiser) event, been to Stickaid to help out and just last week I got back from Europe. Tom Burns won some Interrail passes so we went and travelled around a bit... There are photos on facebook.

In between these things I've finished an album, which is now for sale. My next job is to get videos made for some of the songs from it. I'm trying to get a couple of my favourite video makers to help me out. This obviously means everything is going to take longer and be more difficult, but I think it'll be worth it when I have an end product.

I think I need videos that people pass on to their friends, and the videos I make on my own don't have that... They're just bedroom performance videos really, just with some decent editing. In order to have something with more viral possibilities, I think they need more, whether it's different styles like stop motion or animation, or more professional equipment, or a story within the video... So that's what I'm hoping to do over the coming weeks / months.

I also have the opportunity to get started on the next thing and I have no idea what that's going to be. I guess I'll just start writing and see what happens!

Right then, all caught up. Of course anyone reading this will know everything anyway! This is more for me - I like to have a record of where my life is so I can look back in the future. I might write something deeper soon, for example I'm currently terrified because I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to make enough money from music to continue doing it as a job. That'll be a fun read!

Speak to you... Next year probably.



Dale said...

i read this, i like the video idea thing.

Seanie said...

I had a big inspirational peptalk typed out for you but fuck that. You don't want to hear it.

How about this instead - I admire you an incredible amount for having the sheer balls to come as far as you have with music. If you can't do it then I'll never even bother trying.

Nice bit of guilt toward the end =]

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see all the new vids!! :)

Billie said...

I dont think you need fancy videos to go viral. i actually prefer them when its just you playing, whether in your room or in the snow. its more raw and real, its just about your music and not the graphics. And i've actually posted some of your videos on my facebook wall lol. so i dont think its necessary. but its not a bad thing either x