Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Here I Go Again

So it’s been a while since I wrote on this blog...  about 14 months actually and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone. I guess I got a little bit bored of it somewhere along the way and put it down for a while.  I’m kind of regretting that now as I feel that there are a lot of musical topics which I would have written about during this hiatus I’ve taken: I went to perhaps the best gig of my life when I saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, there have been 2 Gaslight Anthem tours, the 2012 Revival Tour and all of my favourite bands have released new material in that meantime, I’ve also discovered a whole horde of new artists which I hope to tell you about in future posts.

A little closer to home I continue to work on and record my own music. I’ve left the days of posting to You Tube behind now. I don’t look back on those videos fondly anymore.  I’ve progressed as a guitar player and a singer a lot since then and they far from represent my best work so I only really direct listeners towards my Soundcloud page these days. Over the past year I’ve written many songs but two in particular ‘Floyd’ and ‘Living with Ghosts’ represent some of my best work to date so I hope you manage to find them at some point. Here is a link to my artist page on facebook (another product of the last year).

My music page

Anyway, getting to the point, I’m hoping to pick up where I left off again now but with a bit more focus and structure to my posts. The purpose of this blog all along has been to promote music which is perhaps lesser known to a lot of people, share my opinions on certain topics and also to promote my own music. I found I was starting to mix in aspects of my personal life, sporting events, anecdotes unrelated to music and other shit that really took some credibility away from the reason I started the blog in the first place. All that extra stuff is getting thrown out now! This blog will now focus only on things related to music be it my own or someone else’s. The posts will be more focused. I intend to dedicate a lot of the posts specifically to one band/ singer/ songwriter and simply write about them in order to help promote them, I may dedicate the odd post to a particular tour that I’ve been on or to my own work but the overall aim is to inform and educate just as its always been. I hope to regain the readers that I may have lost during my hiatus and if I’m lucky pick up some new readers along the way. This can be a good occasional hobby if you get into it.

Different attitude to blogging but still the same blue jeans and white T shirts. Heres to new beginnings...