Last Thursday I played at The Acoustic Club, Bishop’s Stortford. As always I got a recording and it’s here for you to check out if you couldn’t pop down to the gig.
If you want to hear more from The Acoustic Club you can download a 4 track EP for FREE from Bandcamp
If you visit that page it also has the lyrics for the four songs I have previously performed there so feel free to check it out.
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Yesterday I finally had the last process of my crown treatment at Edgware Road, London. I’ve been going through the treatment for the past 3 months and the treatment should only take a month max! The ADP surgery in Bath was appalling although my Dentist, Pavel was really good. They managed to loose my teeth impressions twice as well as their lab sending back the wrong size crown! However by having the treatment finished in London I managed to get a Gold crown rather than a metal crown. For some reason the different branches had different default metals.
So officially I have some bling. Hopefully my teeth won’t get so bad that I look like Paul Wall though.
It’s been a long time since I posted something, well it’s only been 4 days but it feels like an eternity, therefore I thought I’d update the world with what I got up to yesterday.
Molly and I went to Greenwich to check out the market and get out of the house for the day. We went to the clock tower market first and I bough this jacket.
It cost me £40 and I’m pretty happy with it. I ‘ve been looking at Letter man jackets for ages and I’ve seen Carhartt, Size? and Duffer jackets that I like however they were far too expensive.
At the market there was also a military store that was exceptionally cool. The owner had actually been in the royal artillery back in the day, he must have been early 70s. He had Nazi helmets and memorabilia, ally helmets, Vietnamese Combat knifes and also RAF plane pins to name a few of his objects. His store was really interesting especially as you never see Nazi memorabilia sold anywhere so it was kinda weird seeing this old veteran selling stuff from his enemies.
After the market Molly headed to Shake it, for those who have ever been to a shakeaway it was very similiar just a down scale version. It sold all sorts of sweets that can then be blended into a milkshake of your choice. Moo chose good ol’ plain Banana.
We then to Greenwich market where the food court is and my senses went into overload while walking around smelling and seeing this amazing food from a wide variety of countries and cultures. Eventually after roaming around for about 15 mins trying to decide what to have I had a mixture of Peri-Peri Chicken and Chorizo and baby new potatoes mixed with some sort of salsa. It was delicious and it was extremely filling.
When walking back to the station Molly showed me this park that is surrounded by gravestones and is really weird and the place just has one of those eerie vibes when you’re there. Molly also documented the place when she first went to it here
The overall day was lovely and Greenwich seems like such a lovely place to spend a day especially when the sun is out and you can sit and eat outside.
Here are some more photo’s from the day
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.
Life is more than snapping your fingers and having on a fine suit. Life is about devotion. It’s about family, it’s about the kids, it’s about school. It’s about going on a picnic with the boys.