Following the quote I just posted, I though I would accompany it by a bit of info on why I liked this quote so much.
First of all, this past year I’ve started to listen to James Taylor quite a lot after hearing him coming out of Molly’s laptop speakers from time to time and liking what I heard.
Secondly, I’ve just graduated, to become a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Music from Bath Spa University and one of my modules was song writing.
While I can say that I have definitely become a better song writer I also feel that the course, especially the final year was definitely not worth the money. The course leader being so opinionated and extremely unhelpful, changing the submission times and dates without communicating the changes with students until the last few weeks. Over all the professionalism from him over the year was virtually non-existent. What makes it even worse was that 10% of my grade was on professional conduct, which make his actions even more laughable. No more details on that as I don’t want to sound like a ranting student too much, but like I said, I do feel that I am writing the best stuff I’ve written…EVER.
Hopefully I’ll get some more inspiration before I go travelling as I’m trying to get some material together and finished before I go travelling and then when I come back I can record those songs and the new stuff that I hopefully write on my travels and make a proper go at it in London.
Finally if anyone has any thoughts on Song writing or ways they get inspiration let me know?
University finished - Back to Stortford
As the title suggests, I’ve finished university, actually I finished a few weeks ago but officially my course finished on the 18th of June. I’m pretty sure I know what I’m getting which I’m not too happy about but I can honestly say that I’ve done my best and I feel that I couldn’t have worked that much harder. So now that university has finished I’ve left Bath and I’m now back in my hometown, Bishop’s Stortford. I’ve spent the past 3 hours unpacking stuff and sorting my room out and trying to finally make my bedroom, mine. (It was re-decorated when I was at university and I feel I haven’t fully moved in yet.) So my first night in town means that I’m off to the pub with some close friends. I’m going to try and do a few gigs locally as well as get a job within the next few days so I’ll keep you posted.
This is a sneaky peek at some of the footage we shot yesterday with the artist Rob Mac. This is behind the scenes in the various locations only from the 500d camera – the videos to come will be a mix of 500d and 550d footage including Matt’s nifty lens. Enjoy, more to come!
A little preview of the video that we were shooting yesterday, courtesy of Molly Case.
I’ve been mad busy the past few days with work, trying to combine my dissertation, business project and my portfolio and make something good.
Today I was in the studio with Alyse in Wonderband recording some vocals. Tomorrow I’ll be in the studio again giving them a mix and hopefully the track will be finished. I’ll post it up on here when I’m finished.
I’ve also been working with Rocky Nti on some of his tunes. I recorded a track of his called, ‘She’s so Beautiful’ I’ve got a delicate acoustic version that sounds fantastic and also a Neo-Soul remix that I’ve done to give it some of my own flavour. I’ve been lucky that Rocky has such a great voice that his stuff fits effortlessly over the Neo-Soul vibe too.
I’ll have an update about my own stuff within the next few days once I’ve got my head round it all.
Check them both out, they’re both great acts.
Gig on Sunday
I’ve got a gig on Sunday. It’s Free to get in. Here’s the details…
27/04/2010 20:00 at Shhh …. It’s Sunday - Leftbank Cafe
Leftbank Centre, 128 Cheltenham road, Montpelier, Bristol„ Bristol, Southwest BS65RW
Catch more detail after the break