Sunday, February 12, 2006
Doru, thank you so much for all you did and all you were. It was so typical of you to try to give something to me when I wanted to give something back to you!
Wherever you are... peace and much music.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
...to give up on the notion and practice of making music as a "serious" pursuit?
I can't remember the last time I really sat down and was productive with my music. I still enjoy dabbling with synths and sounds, and have particularly enjoyed my guitar again lately (especially with the Line6 TonePort I recently got), but it's struck me in recent days that perhaps I need to give up on the notion that it's something I can (should?) devote serious amounts of time, energy and money to. Time is something I don't have much of. Energy levels often fluctuate in the short-term into lows and have been low in the general sense for a long while now. It's been a rough couple of years, what with one thing or another. Money is always an issue, but it is even more so now, in what is probably the toughest time I've had since going self-employed more than 7 years ago.
It's a big decision and one I won't take lightly. If I do take the path which removes music-making as a significant part of my environment, I am sure it won't disappear completely. I will hold on to a skeleton array of equipment. Some of that will be forced on me as there are items which are not re-saleable, but I will keep a core set-up just so I have something in case I need that avenue or outlet in the future or if I find some creative sparks igniting in the future.
I need to do some thinking about this question....or at least find some space to assess what all this means.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
If you missed the last thrilling episode, here's a quick catch-up:
Mike's on-off affair with Lisa has become complicated since her ex-husband returned after being presumed dead following the aircraft accident in which the entire stock of "Marshmallow Bites" was destroyed. Tim is still in a coma despite the best attention of nurse Sylvia - who co-incidentally rescued him from the burning wreckage of the Foreman Grill, performed CPR on him in situ, did the brain surgery and is his lost twin sister. Meanwhile, surely it's only a matter of time before the panto season starts and several of the cast go on holidays - probably to Queensland - or find themselves sent to a prison resembling a strange cross between a Travel Lodge and a PortaKabin (hey, wait, isn't that the same room with just a few things moved around? Of course, their time in the clink will not be very long, and ultimately it was for something they didn't do, which they will later prove - probably with the help of a small child or an animal - with much relief all around..
In other news, I'm still here.