Hello again lovely people! Well its closing in on the end of the year and we've got a few moments to look back and see whats happened. Things f...
A year in review
December 24, 2014
A year in review
December 24, 2014
Hello again lovely people! Well its closing in on the end of the year and we've got a few moments to look back and see whats happened. Things for me have exploded this year, at least in numbers. The Facebook page took off, soundcloud and twitter kept growing, then the website and the YouTube with all the hiccups still is doing its thing. The only down side to all this good is the amount of time it takes to manage, and there’s still no real money in it. But that’s something that may or may not ever happen, I'm realistic yet dreaming for something better to happen, not to become famous but something to show me I've done the right thing and that people are hearing and give a shit about the music like I do. I still struggle with writing new material that conveys the idea I have in my head, its practice but its getting there I suppose, always trying to expand my musical vocabulary.
Expanding the network, or trying to has been a massive undertaking, most notoriously is God Damn Youtube. I swear to god people have to be bugged constantly to Sub and that’s only some of the time. And with that I'm still working on making new and better content for Youtube, its not easy to find a way of doing things that works for you, I took me quite a while to find my musical voice, that is if you believe I've found it, and YouTube is no different. Its been a journey just getting up and running with it, learning how to edit video on the spot and everything else that goes with making a watchable video, needless to say there's still a lot I have to learn. Its getting there and its taking its sweet time but I'm dedicated.
“Well gentlemen, we have invested a great deal of money into this project, and we cannot allow it to fail.”
Also this year there were a lot of changes in my personal life, non of which I ever really seems to discuss. Relocating, moving, jobs, and taking time off to work on all this, which has been completely draining but life and something to strive for is never easy if its worth it. I suppose I keep my real life a bit of a secret because this romanticized version I describe is far more interesting, that or its more like what I would like my life to be like, its hard to say and doing so would spoil the fun of wondering what the hell I'm talking about half the time. To take the thought process of one of my favorite bands and to paraphrase them, “Giving too much insight into the back story of the music tends to ruin what makes it important.” For me this isn't about getting myself famous as a person, the vanity of being well known, or exposing what makes this what it is to get attention. The music I'm able to come up with speaks a story that is far more important than whoever the hell I really am, at least to me. I cant say I see disclosing much about myself in the future. Keeping the music distant from the person making it allows a creature to be born and evolve into something far more meaningful than its original intention.
To be fair all this expansion, specifically the last part of this year, would not have been possible with out the help of one amazing person. Someone who fills in the blanks for me, dots the I's crosses the T's, and sees more in me than I do myself. Sometimes saying thank you cant be said enough, even then it falls short.
Well I suppose all this has a purpose, To reflect on what stood out, made a difference and kept us all going on another potentially dreadful year. For me as always its been music, my voice that as not been lost and does not seem to fall on deaf ears as my own does. I remember getting ten followers on soundcloud and thinking how amazing it was, this year I managed to get almost twenty two hundred. It has not become a commodity to me, every person that follows me on soundcloud, twitter, likes the Facebook page, subs on Youtube, and reads these blogs means the world to me. Because without YOU this would not be possible. From the deepest parts of my black heart I thank you all for the support. In times where the struggle is at its worst and the though of stopping, calling all this nonsense, and to pursue a life that is mediocre and easy I see more people that give a shit about this even a little, and it keeps me going. For the support from every person makes the biggest difference in my life and I can not thank you all enough.
And this is brings us to the end of yet another blog that was much longer than intended. Seems I actually has a lot to say this time and I hope y'all took something away from it, I know I did. As always leave a like, follow me, and I would really like to hear your thoughts on this one. Again I cant say thank you enough to everyone who has been supportive in one way or another, I do hope that this coming year will bring big changes that are for the best. We may not get hover boards on 2015 but it just may be the year of the cat. Mister Scrambles: Over and Out!!!!! XOXOXOX