I’m 51 years old and I have to face the fact that I’m no spring chicken any longer; however even as the arthritis begins to claim a hold on some of my joints, I’m still determined to get this career rolling. Eventually I’ll probably join a band, or get a proper setup with management and a team maybe: I can’t – simply can’t – carry on as a truly 100% indie artist as age takes its hold on me. – But I don’t intend to give up either.
You may well be asking something like: –
“Why leave things until so late in life?”
The truth is that, back when I was a teen and had the chance to pursue the career I dreamed of at the time, I broke the big rule of success that reads something like this:=-
I allowed myself to be talked out of it: A naive teenager listening to the advice of clueless adults who pulled rank on me simply because of age rather than experience. – You would be totally amazed how much that happens; even today. Hopefully it didn’t happen to you if you’re an adult, or it won’t happen to you if you’re a teenager.
Somehow I’ve got to link the above with the below in a single paragraph in order to provide a transition between subjects: A written story is a bit like a movie in that respect: Just as a visible picture uses a transition when changing scene; so a worded, textual, story should also do by means of a short paragraph. I have to confess that I’m almost at a loss as to how to blend a piece on my teenage years that I still look back upon with a sense of foreboding, or after-boding even, into a piece as follows – so I apologise for the crudity and outstanding clanger dropped in failing to do so; as we move onward to the next piece, which is concerning the present situation at time of writing, and news of a forthcoming release.
I haven’t posted on the Facebook music page since 24th February.
I haven’t emailed my emailing list in ages, and it must be coming up to a month since I last posted anything in the way of a post on this blog too. – There are reasons for that; several in fact: –
‘See I’m in effect a sole trader. I run a business; my music business, all by myself. I don’t have loads of staff to pay, which has a dual-effect: –
* Here is a list of just some of the main things I have to do: –
Yeah I get a certain amount of fame and notoriety from it; but I seem to be giving a lot more than I’m getting. – I’m not moaning: I’m happy doing what I do, and you’re happy with what I do either because you’re registered as a liker of my Facebook page, or you’re on my emailing list, or you’re just reading this page – which is something more than nothing.
– So you’ll appreciate that I don’t get a lot of time to post on Facebook, on this blog, or even to people on my emailing list. My website – which you’re probably reading this post from – usually comes first as far as posting goes, and posting usually happens after I’ve accomplished something. The good news is that I have indeed accomplished something: I’ve got something new together. – * Something New *; as in the title of my next release; an EP, which should be released early Summer 2016. (May, maybe early June.) I have the artwork completed and the final master tracks waiting to be shipped to the distribution people. I have a PDF lyric sheet typed out, which will be transposed to the album notes when they’re written and published, and it’ll also appear on this site too, hopefully prior to release.
I just thought I’d better let you all know about the release; and in fact that was the purpose of this article. – The rest is basically filler-text: True, but essentially waffle. – It’s been quite a while since my last release, so I didn’t want you to think I’d given up on music or anything like that. – It’s just that, like I said last year (2015), the amount of releases from me will be dropping for a while, while I sort a number of things out; both personally relating to myself as an artist, and also as a business person too.
Everything takes time: I’m 1 person with 2 arms and 24 hours in each day, I do as much as I can. Even if I had a team it would still take time.
– Idol’s always aiming to improve your entertainment.
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- 'Simply one more edifying post. - Enjoy.