Well I’ve almost given up on blogging, but it still nags at the back of my head. Its not just blogging, online life has sort of taken a back seat lately. My eldest started school this winter, the youngest is trying to speak, in amidst all of that there isn’t much time to take your foot off the pedal and relax.
I’ve been writing, old fashioned storytelling, the sort of things I did when I first started writing as a kid, heroes and villains, plots that go from A to B in a straight line. So musically I’ve been hiding in film soundtracks, anything that doesnt feature voices or lyrics. Keeps me in a creative place.
In between that I’ve been reading Bob Stanley’s Yeah Yeah Yeah. Its good, but I’m in the mid 60s now and there isn’t anything surprising or unknown so far. Ill see what the 70s show me.
Most of my year has been soul and RnB, with a rediscovery of 80s soul/RnB sounds, and an obsession with Philly veering off into Electro. I didn’t body pop in the kitchen. Honestly.
Now moving into the autumn I’ve had Scott Walker, Bruce Springsteen and Van on the IPod. Going a bit classic.
And here’s the thing with blogging, when I started this I had an idea of what I was doing with it, what I wanted to do. It was part magazine, part biography, part radio station. There was an aim to put stuff out there that had no other place online. Now I’m not sure what I want to do with it. This may be the last breath of this blog. I may compile a list of things, albums, songs and the like and start a new one, something with a direction.
In the meantime have some Bruce. I’ve got kids to run after!