These videos were released before the concert:
It’s so nice when the weather is good and the sun actually provides warmth 😛
Seems to me like the sun is just for show in these parts 😀
Today I’ve been practising for the fundraising concert I’m doing for one of the local churches.
I’m a bit overwhelmed by my 3rd album, since there is so much happening musically in there. I’ve now decided to add even more to it, and I’ve also had some new ideas with more parts that I want to add on things I’ve already recorded…
(You can support what I’m doing here: My Patreon)…
Creativity and having lots of ideas can be very overwhelming at times.
I have lots of ideas for illustrated books as well, there’s no end…
It is interesting how someone like Jordan B.Peterson is running around the world preaching to people that they need to clean up their rooms and react to things properly, I wonder what his take on creativity would be?
Creative individuals write and create when they are upset, which means that they don’t really sort out the source of what makes them upset a lot of times. Creatives are also notorious for never cleaning their room or atelier as well 😛
Apparently you should clean up your room before you can save the world or create something 😛
Reminds me of this guitar expert I tried to take lessons from ages ago who claimed that: “you can only create if you know all the theory and techniques out there;” which is probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my life, not to forget this one:”If someone tells you what to create, then you’ll be super productive.” Needless to say, we didn’t see eye to eye….Creativity should never be boxed in or know limitations, unless you are working on something that is “made to order” or whatever, creativity is like water, it is all over the place, and if it is dammed up it will just explode at one point or the other. You might experience tsunamis of creativity. I normally work on multiple songs simultaneously in different genres…
Here are some pictures of me doing nothing…..
I’m guessing this is awesome, since blogging about nothing makes you cool.
A little while ago I received my 1st printed version of my Illustrated Lyric Book 🙂 It made me so happy and proud to actually have a physical copy in my hand! I was positively surprised at the amazing quality as well; it certainly looks very exclusive when you hold it in your hands!
Signed Physical Copies of this book will only be available through my Patreon Page 😀 If you are keen on a digital copy of my Amazon Bestseller Lyric Book, you can get yours here: eBook. The eBook version is shorter since the Physical one also includes some pages with only artwork; I’ll give you a sneak peek here:
I’ve also released my 1st Blog Book; which is why a number of my entries have been set to private here on my blog. If you want a chronological insight into my Blog writing from my 1st entry up until Christmas 2016, then check this out. I’ve not included Music Industry related entries as these will be released as a separate book. Buy My Book Here!
If you like my drawings then make sure that you check out my very 1st book; my Amazon Bestselling illustrated children’s book “The Freezing Snowman.”
2 years after we first released my book “The Freezing Snowman” on Kindle it has finally charted and is now an official bestseller on Kindle UK I can’t believe it!!!!!! This really made my day Huge smile & a big thank you to my mom and the rest of “the clan” for their involvement Get my book here!!!!
Nothing makes me more happy than to see that my work is selling! It’s the greatest compliment you can get as a creative person 😀 No doubt!
This is my 2nd book to chart on Amazon actually, I also charted previously this year when I released my illustrated lyric book 🙂 I couldn’t believe it when it charted alongside Patti Smith & Bob Dylan in Amazon’s Lyric Book Section 😀 Lyric Book.
I first released my 1st Children’s book in early 2014, after missing the Christmas rush due to CreateSpace dragging their feet – sadly.
The book received little to no exposure besides my own social media and this interview right here: The Freezing Snowman.
Fans would buy signed physical copies directly from me, but on Amazon and Kindle it looked pretty dead. So you can imagine my surprise tonight when I saw that it had finally charted! Once again I’m incredibly grateful!!!!! A huge thank you to those who buy my work, and if you’ve missed out, then make sure that you check it all out 😀 ❤ Thanks again & God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE!!!! Woke up this morning and my book is actually climbing rather than falling!!!! Oh my gosh!!! Please keep on buying it!!!! 😀 😀 😀
Hi there to my subscribers & followers 🙂 I’m happy to announce that my 1st Lyric book is out as an e-book 😉 You can pre-order it on Amazon for Kindle, but it is already available for purchase on iBook 🙂 I decided to make this as there were many who asked me about the lyrics for my songs.
This illustrated eBook contains ALL the original songs that I’ve published for sale so far.
I’m certainly excited as it always feels good to bring a project to completion, no matter what it is. I always like that feeling of closure.
I’ve had many people asking me about sheet music for my original music as well. I’ve taken this to heart and would of course also like to see that happening, but I would have to hire someone to do it for me as I don’t write notations myself. I would also have to supervise the process completely as my original music contains many layers of different guitar parts, obviously all the details would have to be included, same with all the different background vocals; etc. I am aware of the fact though that there is a serious request for it.
People have been asking me how they can read my blog chronologically, well there is an archive function in the sidebar of this page, it’s visible on proper screens but you have to click on the + sign in the upper left corner if you are to see all the content of the sidebar on a phone.
On this blog I release entries about a variety of topics, the blog has gotten a bit political as of late due my general concern regarding a number of issues. It has become evident for example that classical liberals have been marginalised as “cultural marxists” who hate the west are being presented as the “real” left. It seems like American politics have gone completely mad with politicians literally encouraging Americans to go out “and fight in the streets.” College campuses are at this point coming across as “lost causes” with people behaving more like revolutionaries rather than civilised “concerned” citizens. It’s important to not become a tool, a so-called “useful idiot” something that could happen to the best of us. You are not without empathy just because you believe in border-control. It’s vital to not dehumanized opponents.
I’m convinced that the behaviour of so-called “SJWs” & especially the new forms of identity politics, combined again with ethnomasochism and a refusal to admit to the fact that we have genuine enemies, are good reasons for people to abandoned the modern left, I believe though that we have to be careful not to reject all liberal principles in protest, as this could bite us in the ass at a later stage. When the choice seems to be between encouraged hatred towards law enforcement and “politically correct” socially enforced, totalitarian, unrestrained liberalism with a globalist outlook vs. support for law enforcement, the military and a love for one’s country & heritage, it’s not hard to see what would be sounder to side with. We’ve pretty much arrived at a point where people willing to defend their country, or leaders prioritising their own people are perceived as completely evil.
Kindness is only valid if it is on a global scale. Which is why political violence against ones opponent is now being “promoted” as politically correct. If you’ve first dehumanized those who disagrees with you, labelling them as evil, why would it be wrong to attack them? This type of thinking should make everyone feel concerned. It’s dangerous.
I will not attack you, nor hate you if you disagree with me, but I will become concerned if I’m threatened. This will probably become more and more common as any type of “traditionalist” or “conservative” views are being hailed as “wrong-think.” In fact it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we are entering into a future where persecution will become common and justified when you see how people my age and younger are behaving. The level of intolerance is staggering. (UPDATE: Generation Z are very conservative. And my predictions can therefore be mistaken. Which is very good. I’ve heard it said several times as of late that younger people are increasingly more traditionalist. I’m very happy to hear this.)
This lack of respect towards other’s ideas is poison and resembles the intolerance of militant Islam, where a verbal attack on the prophet or a drawing of Muhammad will be perceived as a declaration of war.
Not identifying the enemy doesn’t make you nicer, it makes you self-destructive. Of course this doesn’t mean that you should be trigger happy at any occasion but rather cautious, vigilant and aware.