Before I start with my usual waffle I just want to thank the readers of this blog for telling me they're reading it 'cause it really does make all the difference to know I'm not just waffling to myself ;)
Let's start with the weekend - boy was that knackering! I provided sound for a folk festival and found myself the most tired I have felt since Japan. I was actively trying to keep my mind active by knitting, which didn't help much as I'd miss a stitch or do the wrong one. It was very much like jetlag, and in that barely conscious state I found myself scribbling song sketches which I have since been developing on my Brook baby. One song came out though, during Douglas E Powell's set, almost as word vomit.
A complete song in the space of about a 2 minute song from Doug - which will automatically give you an idea of the basic song structure. Yes okay musician friends so it's the same chords all the way through, you should be used to this by now ;) I do like the lyrics though so watch out for "Will play," coming to a gig soon!
I saw a good chunk of local song-writing at the weekend that I had been continually missing for one reason or another - you know how it is, gigs always fall on those days when you're shattered/in the wrong town/working etc. But finally I had them all in one place! Har Har! So here's a list of people that blew me away: Small Town Jones, Scott Xander Linn, Douglas Powell & Kiera Osment. There were also some impressive cover acts - although the term cover acts doesn't do instrumentalist folkies, Jeroka, justice. They were incredible. Dogleg also blew my socks off so there we have it I had a knackering, windy-socks weekend.
At the weekend a cider-soaked friend approached me and said, " so what the ["ahem"] is with the name change?" Rather bluntly I replied, "It's my name." "Yeah but you hate your name Roseanne" "My name is Roseanna" "Oh...." He went on to ask why I did it and I explained that I didn't want people thinking I'm a band. "Oh that makes sense." Hooray!
I'm sure the questions will continue so I openly invite you to ask them and I'll answer them on The Voice FM October 16th 7:30pm as I'll be on street live promoting Geography and the new, old, me :)
On other notes 'Geography' is now available to buy at Nature's Nutrition in Bideford Mill Street and I'll be having a little play outside Saturday the 11th October to entice you to take a look inside. I've finally replaced Ben's awful anti-bacterial, plastic hand wash with some very affordable handmade soap from Nature's Nutrition. I've also invested in some awesome liquorice & Cinnamon tea from them in a bid to sort my throat and stomach out - the weekend has left it's mark!
So October is shaping up to be rather busy and I'm feeling a little out of shape so I think I'll pop the kettle on ;)