Summer closes, the shadows get longer and we slide delicately into my favourite time of year.
It’s been a quiet year so far, but an important year. For a time there,I thought I was going to walk away from music, get a real job, settle.
I sort of tried it, but I got restless, I got down and I got annoyed instead.
And then I went to Sweden.
Four days at a tiny, beautiful festival in the middle of nowhere reawakened something within me – the need to travel – the need to experience – the need to feel something. It was, dare I say it, a “soulful” experience.
There was a moment, each evening, where the sun started to drop and the air pressure changed – a moment where the sound somehow carried up and through the pines, stretching somewhere towards forever. It was a beautiful experience and one I am so desperate to hear again.
I have needed to regain control, to feel like this was mine again, for it to become personal and less like work. I think I’m starting to find my way around that. I’m starting to inch back into the process of writing, of experiencing, of enjoying. Let us see what the year can bring.
Welcome to the new site, all built by yours truly, I’m rather proud.
Announcements to come next week, meanwhile, I’ll be testing this out for bugs, patiently writing and spending the last few summer evenings watching the sea roll in, preparing for the oncoming of sweater weather.