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What happened in the studio

Studio Diary

What happened in the studio

Greetings from Finland!I’m writing this from the airport, as I’m waiting for the plane to roll in and take me home to England. I’ve spent almost a week here, working on my record. It’s been fun and I’m really pleased with the results.But let me start by rewinding to about three months ago. I had written probably maybe 6 tracks. I was quite surprised that it was happening in the first place, and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I wasn’t at all committed to the idea of making music again. I had said goodbye...

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Getting Ready for the Studio

Studio Diary

Getting Ready for the Studio

I’m one week from going to the studio. Yay!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been going over all of the songs that we’re going to be working on. I’ve been listening to them tirelessly, adding little things here, changing sounds, polishing lyrics and editing like there’s no tomorrow. 

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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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Black Acid World - Brand New Death (featuring me!)

Music

Black Acid World - Brand New Death (featuring me!)

Here’s a little surprise - a new track I’m featuring on! It’s by a band called Black Acid World and the track is called Brand New Death.

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On Loneliness

Life

On Loneliness

Loneliness gets a bad rap. It’s so often talked about in negative terms, like a tragedy, a sad existence. Single-life is either depicted as a non-stop flutter from a date to a date in a desperate attempt to find the perfect partner, or a sad image of an ageing cat-lady, obsessed with soap operas and gossip. 

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