I’m sorry that it’s been so long since my last post, the last few weeks in work have been absolutely manic and I’ve been on the floor every night come 6pm. As I mentioned before, I’m a full time sound technician so I’ve been extremely busy getting all of the Christmas shows ready to go out on the road before the big day. This year we’ve been working on John Bishop, Brian Cox and Bill Bailey simultaneously, so it’s been quite exciting to be a part of it all. Anyway before I get side tracked, I’m really keen to get back blogging regularly this week so please keep checking back in throughout the Christmas holidays for lots of brand new content!
I wanted to talk a little bit about creativity today. I’ve recently decided to take on a little project and have started to turn my spare room into a hideout where I can spend some more time doing the things I love, such as making music and working on this blog for you all to read. It’s a really simple idea and one that I hope will grow over time, but the point I’m trying to make to you is that it’s really inspired me to want to start doing more. Every day we should all be doing something creative, whether you’re into your music, photography, writing, art, cooking, whatever it is that you enjoy doing it doesn’t matter. If you feel like there isn’t really anything that you’re passionate about right now, then take something up, try something new.
I love the industry that I work in, but just like everyone else I come home from a long day or weekend overtime and struggle to switch off. It’s something I’ve found particularly tough this year and if I’m totally honest, it’s had quite a negative effect on me and the way I speak to my friends and family. It’s such a simple concept to just come home and spend some of your spare time doing something that you love to do, but you’ll be surprised how much of a positive impact it will have on you in other aspects of your life.
If you’re a musician or like listening to records, try and find a new artist that inspires you, or write an unusual chord progression. If you like to blog, have a go at designing your own logo instead of stealing one from the Internet. If your room is a mess like mine was, then find a way to make it work for you. Don’t start promising yourself that you’ll be a brand new person on January 1st, just begin focusing more now on the things that make you happy.
I have some wicked music to bring to you this week on the blog, but I just wanted to write a short piece about this today. It’s something that’s been on my mind this week and well, what’s a blog if you can’t talk about how you’re feeling? Even from the first paragraph of this post it’s pretty easy to see that I need to take my own advice on this topic. Thank you for reading, my apologies again about the wait. Please do leave a comment and share some thoughts of your own, that would be fantastic.
Just a quick mention as well whilst we’re talking about creativity. I’m going to post a really cool video below of a girl called Tash Sultana. She uses a looper and a whole load of different effects to make some crazy tunes. You’ll probably recognise the track as it’s a cover!