O.K. here goes. It’s been so long that I doubt anyone’s still there or reading this, but if you are then hello, how you doing? Nice to see you.
About a year ago I wrote a wonderfully self-aggrandising piece about myself and the plans I had. Lots of exciting ideas and projects that I was going to unleash on a world waiting with baited breath. Because obviously everyone gives a flying fuck about me and my art.
The best laid plans of mice and men…
Well, what can I say? The only constant in life is change, and I had a skipload of it last year. From two house moves, a couple of breakdowns, love, loss, and failing in just about everything I did, to completely rethinking my life, creative direction and social circle.
I know I’m not unique in this, but this is my experience and my blog, and no-one’s reading this anyway so fuck it.
I’ve spoken about my mental health issues before so I won’t bore you with it now, but let’s just say that my mind is a very different landscape to what it was twelve months ago. If I could paint I’d show you, but i can’t so I’m going to have to do it in other ways. Which brings me up to date. Kind of. This stream of conciousness thing does not produce a coherent reading experience, but it is fun!
‘So what are you doing now?’, I hear you ask. Well, actually I don’t but let’s pretend I do. It makes me feel important. Plus it gives me a reason to talk about myself. Like I need one.
Since you were so kind as to enquire, I will tell you. I haven’t written a song in about a year. Well none that are worth listening to anyway. Instead I’ve been acting. I did my first play in about fifteen years last October, with another one this year (playing Cyrano de Bergerac in case you’re interested, which of course you are). I’m cast in two films, to be made this year, and have written and will be directing another. Here’s a piece I did while concepting the project, it’s completely improvised, but I enjoy that fly by the seat of your pants stuff!
I have finally built my studio, and will be composing soundtracks for films and plays. My first effort is here.
I’ve hooked up with an amazing artist and will be producing a graphic novel with him this year too. It’s based in Victorian London and it’s a kind of mystery/superhero/steampunk/social commentary mashup. I’m very excited about this.
There’s a few other irons in the fire, but I’m getting bored now, and I’ve got things to do (specifically today arranging songs from Shakespeare plays for an event celebrating the 400th anniversary of his death this year).
So I will say salutations, and, if you’ve read this far, thank you. I will endeavour to keep this blog going, if for no other reason than I like doing it. I just hope life keeps a low profile this year.