I signed up for a stand-up comedy course on a whim a couple of weeks ago. Now I spend 3 hours every Saturday learning how to do stand-up comedy. In addition I have homework which requires me to write a 5 minute routine every week.
A train of thought on London, loneliness and working on this album alone.
I’m sitting on a train as I write this. It’s dark and wet outside as the train swishes through the suburbs of London towards the West Country. I was in London for a couple of days. London was busy, and my hotel was fully booked…
Was I going to go back to making music? Was I in the process of making a record? I hadn’t really planned on doing that, and I felt quite unsure whether I was going to actually take this pursuit seriously and devote proper time and effort to it all. Yet, I really loved these songs, and I felt that it would be real shame if they didn’t see the light of day.
Ok, so in my last post I was hinting that I am working on a new project, which fills me with joy and dread in equal amounts. Since then lots of people have reached out to me to ask what it is, so I thought I’m just going to start talking about it openly..
So, I’ve been working on this new project and it’s been exhilarating, and a bit scary and a lot of fun. I’ve discarded all thoughts about what it should be and what others might think about it. Instead, I am selfishly and joyously doing what feels good. Having fun, dancing around, collecting interesting ideas and working in a quick, light-hearted manner.
I started reading tarot cards maybe 15 years ago. The cards provided excitement for many long nights with my friend or my mum, when over a glass of red wine we’d be discussing the joys and worries of our lives.