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I wrote a book! Back in April I had the idea of writing a book about Villainess. I wanted to create a little companion to the album, something that would tell the stories of the songs, display the lyrics, and share some of the amazing photography that was made for the album art.

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What It Feels Like To Walk Away

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What It Feels Like To Walk Away

Couple of weeks ago I popped an impromptu question on my Facebook and Insta pages for AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and got some great questions. I’ve been thinking about how to respond to them. Should I make videos or maybe even turn them into a season of podcasts? But then I thought, I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing - which is writing my blog.

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How I Make Music Videos

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How I Make Music Videos

I've now completed making the music video for the upcoming single The Blue Pill, which will be out on Friday 7 June. Here’s a teaser for it, so you can get a taste of what's coming.  This is now the eleventh (!) video I’ve been involved with and the sixth video I’ve produced myself, so I thought I’d share a bit of the process here on the blog. Velcra Videos When we started with my band Velcra we got some pretty big budget videos made. The first one “Big Brother” was made by a film school. We shot the video...

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My 5-Minute Career in Stand-up Comedy

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My 5-Minute Career in Stand-up Comedy

I decided to sign up on a 6-week stand-up comedy course in October, and for the following six weeks I spent my Saturdays learning the tricks of the trade. 

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What I Learned at Comedy School

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What I Learned at Comedy School

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.

Signing up to this course was a really dumb idea considering that I'm less than 3 weeks away from going to the studio to record my first solo album. I have a lot of work to do in preparation. 

But I love my Comedy School. I don't know what I'll do with this new skill. I’m still not sure if I'm any funny at all. But learning it is an interesting process. 

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