The Summer is well and truly over, and with it, another amazing season of festivals, music in the sunshine, and another version of myself.
Reflecting on life at 40 feels like examining the iterative process of self-discovery, trial and error, two steps forward, one step back, tangoing into a moment of stillness and clarity. Making sense of all kinds of relationships, accepting of the temporal nature, evolution and/or severance of ties and feeling okay about it hits good at 40. Feelings of indifference, emotionless acceptance of things beyond my power, and generally being chill about seemingly massive decisions, which are insignificant in the great quantum matrix of possibilities across infinite metaverses. A "bad" decision today could set forth a chain of events to attract the most beautiful scenario...or could bring about my untimely death. Who knows?
Why am I sharing these insights? I honestly don't know. What I do know is that I create music, art and ideas for your consumption and that means some changes are afoot. I think you're supposed to blog about things when you're a content creator in an attempt to connect with your audience, steer them to your YouTube channel, podcast and ultimately get them to buy your sample packs, t-shirts and tutorials in a world where viable revenue is unrealistic through recorded music. But this is way down the line - for now, I'm reintroducing myself to you, and promise to have some new music for you just as soon as this throat bug clears up.
So, here's my first blog post - a bit of genuine openness and vulnerability from me in the hope of some engagement from you, and maybe we can learn from each other along the way. Sound good? Let's go.