Two key events of my musical year are happening today.
First up it is record store day today. As usual I am nowhere near flush enough to be out buying records, but I did head over to rise records this morning where I unfortunately I just missed Beans on Toast perform but did manage to pick up a new backpack and a Bob Dylan/Pete Seeger album.
The second major event of the day is Hit the Deck festival. The festival is spread across eight stages at five of the cities best venues. Whilst many of the bands I am unfamiliar with the real jewel in the crown for me is headline act Brand New. I will try putting a post up later about the bands I saw.
So I haven’t posted anything personal on here since before Xmas. But here I am. I’ve been feeling lately that I just want to shout out into the blogosphere about stuff that’s going on in my life.
So what have been up to since last we met?
I ran out of pills and didn’t get a call from my doctor so never went to sort out a prescription, not sure how I feel about it tbf.
Xmas happened, it was ok. What was cool was spending boxing eve at Toni’s.
New Year’s was spent at Sasha’s there was MDMA and Mushrooms involved. The mushrooms weren’t that great.
I started writing a zine this year. The first issue almost got properly made and everything. It was the closest I’ve come to finishing something and even though it all fell apart I feel good about that.
The IS Network is going well, things are continuing to take shape, who knows where we could be next year.
More festivals are on the cards this year, last weekend I visited DaveFest, this weekend I will be at Hit The Deck and this summer I will be working at Glastonbury and Reading as well as visiting Tolpuddle. Need to find a few more to be at, I’d quite like to go to BoomTown, and maybe even a couple to play.
Speaking of music I’ve met a couple of musicians and we are starting to jam together which is fucking awesome :) I’ve been wanting to play with other people for ages so here’s to hoping that it works out.
My ‘proper’ blog has been doing really well by the way. I wrote a piece about the National Front demonstration is Swansea recently which led to me more than doubling my record number of hits in a day. Very exciting and a good stimulus to keep writing. Brighton is coming up so I will need to be writing about that.
OK it’s 5AM, I should probably crash or something. Don’t want to sleep all day tomorrow. But see y’all soon yeah?
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