|the rock star is back..........
||[Apr. 12th, 2006|09:28 pm]
hey y'all...been in the wilderness for about 2 years, but i'm back......
after having so many changes in my life in the last few months, thought it would be good to share everything with eveyone.
where to begin.....
the biggest issue was getting that "green monkey" off my back, after having a HUGE realisation that i've spent more than half of my life stoned to all buggery. i thought it was time to stop and join the real world. i'm a very, very, very occasional user now - basically only when offered, in the right circumstance.
i find i can think quicker and more rationally now, which helps if you want to have you're own thoughts and opinions!!
the second issue is that i've been re-born musically. i'm so alive now. i'm still doing the band thing with the mods, http://www.automaticmusic.com.au/TheModsHomepage_000.htm every fortnight or so, but thats not enough anymore. i've now branched out into the strangely challenging environment of solo accoustic front bar work. i've done two gigs so far and have a third on sunday arvo at coromandel valley (miles from my house, but worth it to spread the gospel from the book of rock star scott!!). needless to say that its all going quite well!!
then there's the writing side of things, where i have done nothing but compose, compose and more composing. i've got heaps of new songs now. when i was stoned all the time, i couldn't get past all my old songs, but now i've gotten over that huge wall of self doubt and confinement. my gorgeous wife thinks my new material is my best. so now i can get inspired and instantly put pen to paper and music to tape and BAM...another song is born.
i'm currently recording my whole back catalogue of tunes accoustically - a kind of "best of" retrospect, looking back at my whole musical past. so stay tuned for that......
finally, me and my gorgeous wife are heading off to europe in 112 days (not that anyone's counting!!), and we've nearly been going nuts waiting for that time to come. i know, i know, in the wise words of some old bum in the simpsons, "mustn't kill time boys...you must cherish it...seize the day...can i have some change to go get loaded...?"
its all true, especially the part about getting loaded!!!
anyway, enuf of all that
i shall return with part two of my triumphant return,
so stayed tuned for more TALES OF INTEREST............