Happy Blank Page: 2013
2012 was bipolar – but I’d do it all again
Well, that was a… colourful year. And who could ask for more? Rather that than the alternative, which is a shuddersome thought. Death!
So what happened? (I’m still asking myself that, in a slightly dazed way, so this summary is as much for my benefit as anything else.)
1) Released 2nd album. Got more, and better, reviews than #1 - which was kind of the idea.
2) Did a brief and eventful tour after release - pretty much broke even: another first. Played a fair few other gigs, mostly solo, some with…
3) A band, which orbited around the songs for roughly 8-9 months and then exploded. With hindsight, it was never going to last, but during that time we played…
4) Live on BBC Introducing: The South (and the single got a little air-time too). This was exciting.
…Besides these bare bullet-points, I’ve just kept on doing it, “it” being more songs. There’s a 3rd album shaping up, and 2013 looks good in other ways already. Met some potential collaborators in the last couple of months, had a few tantalising offers; again, I’m not going into detail yet for fear of The Jinx; in this game, so many promising set-ups tend to evaporate without warning.
But it’s promising just the same. And it’s been a blast – on a gross venal level, the trickle of royalties makes filling in an income tax Self Assessment form such a thrill.
Joking aside, I’m still fuelling off the highs and regret none of the lows - hope you (whoever you are) likewise. Happy New Year.