It feels like a long time since I wrote. Another Christmas is here, another island has been visited and another Birthday passed.
My musical journey is twisting on in unchartered waters. The world didn’t end, the rains came, the snow fell and terrible things continue to happen.
It’s Christmas Eve and I’m very lucky.
The album ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather’ which arrived on my doorstep exactly this time last year, which was two years in the making and I continue to be eternally grateful to David Baron and all the great musicians who played on it who are noted on my music page – I made films for nearly every song. I did a few gigs and the library music I wrote with my friend Anthony Phillips seems to have been picked up somewhere in the world albeit in a quiet way. Most recently I contributed vocals for an advert for my friend for transmission in South America.
My plan for next year is to do a song a month. I am very pleased about my new track done with my friend called ‘Hold It’.
It’s timeless and I shall release it with a homemade film at the end of January. I will then endeavor to do a song a month for the next twelve months so I can carry on my day job and enjoy the side of music I most enjoy, which is ultimately the writing. It has to be said that the promotional side: the gigs, the selling, the marketing and push I find very difficult.
Despite the good press, I have found the years between my albums have made it much more difficult to get it out there with the demise of myspace and the general speed and attitude people have to music which is basically that it is free. My costs have been spectacularly cheap thanks to this collaboration, which has taken me from London to New York and the Catskill Mountains.
Happy Christmas and here are some photographs of some places I have visited in the last year and best wishes for 2013!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!