Older, wiser (I hope) and ready to get back into writing and recording songs.
I've not written and recorded a new song since I moved to Austin back in 2014. Weird, right? I mean, Austin has a reputation -- and rightly so -- as a vibrant town for music so why haven't I done a damn thing here in the last 3 1/2 years? I think the one word that sums it all up is upheaval. Moving here has been exactly that, upheaval. New home, new schools for the kids, new friends, new career (I am no longer in adland). I've had massive hard drive failures, even my main recording computer died, its mother board degraded by use and a few hard knocks during the move. Plus, I miss SF. I miss being near to my parents. I miss the sea. I miss my friends, Hyde Street Studio C, where I did all my recording. I miss so much. And then there is free time, which I seem to have none of. I'm not sure how to explain this other than the fact the I am working full time and my two little girls are less little and and being both a good employee and a good parent takes up a lot of the day; it also leaves me tired, I can't deny it, at 9:00 PM I'm ready for bed, not a songwriting/recording session. But I refuse to just let music fall by the wayside on the path of everyday life. I need to be making music, it's important to my mental health and the longer I go without working on songs the more miserable I get. So I am ready for my come back. Look for new stuff in the next month. As always, thanks for reading and listening.