Went to the local music shop earlier to browse the instruments. The music shop has a lovely smell of new wood and plastics and it is a heady mix that always gets my creative juices going about music and songs with all the instruments. Someone in there said they had seen me playing with the guys and we had a chat and chewed the fat about the scene. I think he was really excited to have met me off the stage. It’s good to be approachable really. I could have just taunted him and
Bad news today. The PPI guys said that I am not entitled to any money after all. I think they had initially phoned me up to raise my hopes but had not actually done all the research into my finances to establish my actual finances. It has kind of made me feel blue so I will definitely channel all this disappointment into art. That’s life. That’s music. I did manage to park earlier though.
Slow news day today so nothing much going on. I’m sure all the guys are at work on their ideas for our rehearsal tonight. It gives me a warm feeling inside when I think about the joy they will be bringing to our fans later down the line with our riffs, licks, rolls, runs and singing. Its good just to be alive really.
Today was at the recording studio recording some new music with our producer who produces our music. I always learn a lot when doing this. There are so many switches and dials on the mixing desk that it is really confusing but luckily we don’t need to touch them because the producer knows about it and tells us not to touch anything. It is interesting that each knob and dial does different things and can change the sounds that you hear. Wow! You could basically sound like anyt
I have seen the website besteveralbums.com that confirms what I always thought about our album lossleader that we made. We have made their chart. It is officially in at 44,518. I wanted to get into the top 50,000 so this is huge. This is massive. I just want to thank everyone that voted for us. If you keep working hard then you always get what you deserved in the end. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true! Fact. I feel sorry for the ones outside the
Rehearsal today. Not so good today. Sometimes you just don't groove. We tried so hard but it just didn't happen. We all got angry but these things take time. We all had a group embrace at the end to leave things on a good note and we did remember the running joke about Jules being in danger of missing the train so we all laughed.
Ten minutes to park today. The rest of the guys were getting frustrated in the van and started fretting. Some started picking up their instruments. I felt sorry for them so after a while I chipped in with some light singing even though I was driving. It just happens like this sometimes. You just want to get on with the music. Thing is, we are all the same, whether you are in a band or not. I mean doctors and nurses for instance. Bands are important, but not that important.
Happy today. Got a nice phone call from the PPI guys who said that I am due a refund. I had no idea that I had been paying hundreds of pounds that were wasted. If you think about all the bands that have been blighted by this, it really beggars belief. Sorry, but it makes me so angry. All those songs that were never made.