Sunday, 24 November 2013

Today I...Made Music

So, here I am - one and a half years beyond the dissipations of my old band, From The Get Go - testing the saddle again.  This metaphor is referring to, once again, attempting to get back on the horse and start creating music again. 

Last night I met up with a few musicians in a studio to teach them one of my newer songs in order to prepare for a recording in the near future.  To be truthful, it felt strange working with different musicians due to the fact that I have never really worked with any other musicians than the ones in my previous band; two members of which I had been writing music with for the best part of a decade.  To try and connect with other musicians feel like a challenge, especially as they are not use to my style/genre as well as the language barrier.  It is a tall order; a challenge accepted.

I have come to realise that creativity is a virtue I have been blessed with. Even if it is not truly a virtue that will be appreciated by the masses (or by anyone for that matter) but it is a virtue that is mine to share.  So, I will record my songs and post them online for everyone to hear if they do so wish.

The first song will be called 'Distant Light'.  I hope it will be to your taste, and that I will get it on here soon.


Also, check out my good friend's revival project of his clothing brand Stand Tall HERE.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Today I... Try to Find My Space

On occasion I can get overwhelmed by waves of nostalgia, of which can only be satisfied by reliving past experiences.  Today is one of these occasions.  Purely, as an act of impulse, I ventured back through the corridors of my mind - down the aisle of memory - venturing far beyond countless, darkened doors.  The light inside these doors a dwindling flicker; thoughts without form.  Today I travelled back to a moment of my youth, after a visit from 'The Ghost of Online Past'.

Today I logged onto MySpace again.

Oh, my dear old friend, how you have changed!  Suave, sophisticated and smooth, the website's make-over seems to be a resurrection, like the Christopher Lee of Social Networking - saved by a change of direction.

Now, the website resembles an android phone, saturated with gadgets, gimmicks and gizmos.  Aesthetically pleasing and interesting.  I guess I am drawn to it, as it stands as a form a social isolation.  Nobody I know even considers using this site anymore.  That's why it intrigues me.  A bit like revisiting a childhood hangout, blowing dust off old clubhouse rules and unearthing forgotten treasures from your past.  I am reading over message from when I was almost a decade ago.  Amongst an abundance of spam, I find correspondence with old best friends, girlfriends, ghosts from my past that shape my present, and I sit in amazement at what used to be important to me.  It's like an e-scrapbook.

Nostalgia is a beautiful sentiment that should be cherished once in a while.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Update

I am getting back into the whole writing gambit again.  The whole routine of sitting before a keyboarding and thrashing out a few gripes and groans.

Another feature I will continue (mainly for my enjoyment) is the Celeblog.  It is just trash-fiction to keep me creating, really.  Atop of this, I hope people find enjoyment out of their lunacy.

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