I really am.
Well I think that was probably what the doctor ordered, although maybe my back and hips would disagree - I've ever walked far too much or have premature arthritis coming on!
Japan is a strange, strange place that I have learnt a lot from. I didn't really write while I was out there - too exhausted! - but I saw some things and faced some fears and it has definitely changed me for the better. For one thing I appreciate England a whole lot more now!
Anyway I won't bore you with all the stories, maybe just one or two every now and then, 'cause there's nothing worse than someone who comes back from their holiday and just goes on and on about it :) I shall instead share this picture of the final copies of Geography with you! After a bit of a cock up from the duplicators which meant I had to manually put each one in a different cover (thank you jet lag for having me up at 3am to do that the next day back) they are finally ready for your ears. So here we are a little over a week from the launch and I'm a little concerned that no one really knows it's happening but hey I have done my best and at the very least I do have Geography now. Rehearsals start up again this week with my compadres so that should reassure me that musically at least, we are on track. But if you could all spread the word, that'd be great!
No doubt you'll get another nervous blog update from me next Sunday, 'til then my friends!
As you can probably tell I'm getting pretty excited about Japan now, only one more sleep! I will literally be up at 2am tomorrow morning and travelling by half past! How mad is that, I already feel exhausted :-O!
Anyway before I descend into proper giggly holiday girl mode I should probably give you a little update into the world of Roholio :-) So last you heard from me I think I was just getting the artwork ready for the duplicators. The album was sent off last week but yes, in true murphy's law fashion, it has returned with some faults... a pretty major fault really in that they put the wrong track listing on the back >.< Whoops! Oh well, they have been gracious enough to ensure me they will send replacement wallets so that's good. Hopefully I can reassemble Geography when I return.
Track wise I cut it from twelve to ten (told you there'd be some cuts). Let's face it, it was pretty inevitable. As much as I love The Anchor and Hope Hill they just didn't add to the album in the way the others did but I've been good and shared them on reverb nation and sound cloud so that you can have a sneaky peak at what I've been up to. Feel free to give me some feedback on them, hopefully something more constructive than, 'you suck'
Played an interesting gig last night which allowed me to test some new material and deliverym readying myself for the Queens. I have to say I am really looking forward to that one. The songs are thriving with Kiera and I'm hoping to have a bit of support from an old friend too so that I can bring you some favs that require two people to perform.
So there you have it, onwards and upwards (literally, like up into the sky). Big thanks as always for sticking with me and showing your support amd I'll see you all soon.
I woke up this morning writing this blog entry in my head but the exact wording of what I was going to say has gone - which is probably for the best ‘cause it was pretty mopey! Why mopey you ask? Well I’m just feeling it this week, maybe its the repercussions of last week, maybe its just that it’s August and I have too many bad memories associated with August, maybe it’s all the digs. I guess it’s all of those things combined, you know how some days you just wake up and think, ‘why am I doing this?’ ’ ‘why am I putting myself through this,’ well I’ve had about three days like that this week but I’m hoping to replace the sadness with sheer terror as we get closer to my departure date for Japan.
See I can hear you all now yelling at your screens, YOU’RE GOING TO JAPAN, LIGHTEN UP! Good point, so I will! There’s lots to do in this last week, photoshoot for one so I can get Geography sent off for duplication (otherwise it won’t be available at the Queen’s and we can’t have that!). I’ve also got another practise scheduled with Kiera which I’m looking forward to - all is going well on that front :) and then there’s the holiday mumbo jumbo - which I secretly love. I’m finishing the week off with a gig at the Calvert Trust on Exmoor too so I should really have no complaints, it will be a good week ‘cause there will be so much to do. I guess this week I just spent too much time thinking about all the bad things that had been said to me or all the let downs rather than focusing on all the good coming my way.
My apologies, I’ll be good!