I’ve got myself, as you can see from the last entries, in to a bit of a timetable of working out, tidying the house, working on music, working on library stuff etc. I’ve actually felt quite busy! There is definitely a lot I’ve let slip with trying to work and gig and music so much so really I could spend the whole three weeks off work just tudying this house – which is shameful I know – but even after just a few days of having time it is already a cleaner, calmer place and that feels really nice.
Friday (27th) and Saturday (28th) saw a couple more online streamed gigs with Robert Lane. I really loved them, I don’t have a great set up and am just live streaming from my phone, it certainly doesn’t replace the live gig for me but it is it’s own thing and it’s own thing is something which I love and will definitely continue to do going forward. Friends from Norway and Germany watched, my friend who can never get a babysitter watched! Things I hadn’t really thought about before! I lack a bit of confidence in what I do and it would have taken one of these people telling me they’d like to see me but can’t for me to think of doing something online, I would never assume there would be people wanting to see me. I still have those quiet gigs (had one in Hemel, my home town really recently -although the virus situation was just rearing it’s ugly head so maybe that one had good reason) but at those gigs I am always thinking “what can I do to make people come?” “how can I be better?” whereas now I might switch my mind to “How can I be more accesible?” “How can I take this to people?” and that’s a really big positive for me to come out of this situation.
I’ve been making monthly little vlogs of gigs and here is March 🙂 Click for March
There’s a little break now before what would have been my next scheduled gig with Robert so we hope to come up with something exciting for the next one too 🙂
I’ve also been working on my pre-order campaign for my next record “you’re not singing anymore” I’d been a bit confused about how best to proceed with this – in light of everything but I have decided to plough on 🙂
I have an online Zumba class tonight, a Virtual Said the maiden rehearsal on Tuesday, A google hangout with friends Wednesday – amazing how quickly we’ve all adapted to this side things.