A fair bit has happened since I last updated this site, which was early February, believe it or not. Time really does tend to pass me by increasingly quickly, so it’s important to make the most of every day one has on this planet.
That’s my mantra, anyway. And I’m sticking to it – for today, at least.
I’ve been thinking about why people don’t seem to be prepared to pay for the music that they listen to any more, preferring to either stream it, or pirate it. I’ve written an article about it too, so if you’ve a few minutes to spare, have a read.
With all this front of mind, I’ve also decided to have a Spring Sale in my shop.
Until May 22nd, all digital downloads are 25p.
On March 10th, I had a pretty major operation on my left hip. A resurfacing, to be specific. Fortunately, I’m a healthy type of guy, so I’ve never been into hospital before, apart from to visit other people. So I had very few preconceptions as to what to expect, apart from a morbid fear of the anaesthetic, which turned out to be completely unwarranted. Without going into too much detail here [you can read more about my observations here if you’re interested!] I can report that it appears that the operation has been a success!
Anyway, we’re now one month on and I’m walking around with the occasional aid of a stick, and I’m finding that I’m quite happy pottering around without it, more often than not. I’ve been housebound since the date of the operation, which I thought would drive me up the wall – cabin fever and the like – but I’m actually quite enjoying the experience.
Before I went under the knife, I genuinely thought that I’d be in the studio doing loads of work immediately after coming out of hospital, but I’ve not really felt like doing much, apart from daily exercises and resting up.
Having said that, at the time of writing this [Sunday April 10th] I’m happy to report that the track that I’ve had up on the mixing desk for the last 7 weeks is now completed after a week of quite intensive programming and sequencing – an unusual way of working for me. But the results are tangible – the detail shows in the final mixes. I have to say that this new track isn’t typically alucidnation – almost a funk/dub vibe. I’ll be releasing this on an EP over the next month or so, so watch this space.
Seems like old news now, but I’ve rolled out my kickstarter LP project to everyone else who maybe missed the boat first time round. So ‘Peace Odyssey’ is now officially out.