That's not some he-man reference (by the power of grey skull and all) it's the title of a new song I wrote on the flight back. Flight back? You say, yes the flight back from an unexpected and early birthday present to...... Scotland!
I have always longed for Scotland, probably something to do with it being in my blood on both sides of the tree, but when I saw those mountains it was like it was like everything else melted away. Such a peaceful and stunning place; a bit like middle earth really but better 'cause there were no pesky orcs. Wonderful, mysterious land, I fully recommend it! I'll save the best stories for my gigs but I will say I had my first sip of Drambuie and my best taste of Haggis there. IF you're still um-ing and ah-ing on whether or not to go. Book it. Book it now!
So that was good but it did distract me from the stresses of kickstarter and getting the word out; which was probably the lovely Ben's intention. So here I am back home, sheltering from the rain thinking "ahhh 27 days to go!!!" but thankfully wheels are in motion for some radio spots and a local promo in the centre of Bideford in the next few weeks so really it's not so bad and I'm going to try and stay positive and optimistic that we'll get there. I'm also going to try and shake this sore throat and get practising this week as I've got some demos to be a-making!
It feels very strange that I'll turn 26 on Wednesday and will have been performing for about 9 years - where on earth does the time go? I remember one of my first gigs was singing summer of 69 at the Buller's arms. I still cringe when I remember how my voice split because I was so nervous! wow that was more like 10 years ago now... and I remember how I'd attempt to frequent the Old Smithy Inn's open mic on a Tuesday to try out new tunes and covers and you could hear a pin drop whenever I sang 'Bird on a wire.' Sadly that turned me into a bit of a one trick pony but I'd like to think I've come a long way since then! Here's to another nine years!