Summer.

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It’s so nice when the weather is good and the sun actually provides warmth ๐Ÿ˜›

Seems to me like the sun is just for show in these parts ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜›

Apparently you should clean up your room before you can save the world or create something ๐Ÿ˜›

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…

Anyway….

Here are some pictures of me doing nothing…..

I’m guessing this is awesome, since blogging about nothing makes you cool.

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Keen On My 3rd Album?

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I released two new video updates today regarding my upcoming release ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are missing out and want to know what’s happening then make sure that you go here:ย Lots of New Music!

Unlock my “secret playlist” for 1$ if you want to be in the known – the guitar lesson can be yours for 10$ ๐Ÿ˜›

Patreon Updates 9 in total

Super Cool To See This. Thanks!

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I’m not complaining! I can’t believe the longevity of classical music. It is quite something to behold.

The U.S.A. has always been my nr.1 market, followed by the U.K. & Norway. Considering how huge America actually is and how much music that is released there constantly, I cannot believe that this Zombie-Album has been hanging in there for roughly 4 years! I think that says it all. My metal music sold as well, but it never officially charted on Amazon and/or iTunes (to my knowledge), but it did get me into the top. 3 as the only unsigned artist on the streaming site ReverbNation.

In addition it obviously struck a chord with press people. I guess it is cool with a female rocker, kicking ass, in a fake uniform ๐Ÿ˜› (mwha-ha-ha)

I thought that I was going to release a Major Label Classical Crossover Album last year, but ended up ill unfortunately, now I’m working on original music since I needed something lighter, to bring me back … something that could excite me instantly.

There will be more Classical guitar playing down the road, but for understandable reasons I just had to go back to what initially inspired me to pick up my 1st instrument…

Classical virtuoso music is incredibly tough on the upper body and I guess that I can consider myself lucky since I’ve never encountered any issues with my wrists and that I haven’t been permanently damaged, yet.

Classical virtuoso music is also tough mentally, as you sit for months repeating runs over and over for hours every day, in addition to the pressure of playing these high-performance pieces live, where any tension or nervousness will affect the tone.

Everything and anything is audible.

You have to be married to your instrument and your routine. In addition to copying with motivation loss due to the repetitiveness and the discomfort. You’ll get into the habit of constantly turning your head to glance at whatever watch, since your practice routine becomes your all and everything.

Therefore it makes me very happy to feel that my effort is being appreciated.

I’m very happy to see the numbers on my Bach video as well. There will be more.

On the 10th of August I will be singing classical music and do my 1st opera concert. It will be a mix of religious and secular music and is a fundraiser that I’ve initiated for my favourite church. As I’ve mentioned before; there is a challenge in keeping these places of worship around, due to low attendance numbers, no government support and a general lack of interest.

It is a pity, because it is part of England’s cultural and spiritual heritage.

I’m looking forward to filling the church with song and I hope that my readership will join me.

If you like what I do then make sure that you check out my books and my other music releases.ย 

If you are keen on music lessons, then I currently offer those over Skype only. They can be purchased either here or here.

If you feel like supporting my 3rd album then make sure that you go here:ย Making My 3rd Album.

26 June 2018 Charting Amazon 2

 

For Female Readers, Vol.II

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When I started out playing my instrument I found it very discouraging that the only thing that women in bands spoke about when interviewed was “sexism.” I contemplated not pursuing what I wanted since other female musicians constantly complained, painting a picture of a very dangerous and anti-female industry.

This was one of the reasons as to why I made a conscious decision to be more optimistic and upbeat whenever I was asked about being a female in music, because I didn’t want young women to walk away from their passion. Music and entertainment is all about ideas and I fear that much valuable input and diversity can be lost if young female writers and creatives turn their back on their dreams. It is more productive to look forward and approach life in an upbeat way!

Yet what I’ve come across of articles these last few months are shocking and beggar belief, due to their grotesque nature. Whatever stories I’ve come across certainly describe genuinely dangerous behaviour, stories that make my own experiences with real sexism pale in comparison.

Nothing has probably shaken me more than the revelations regarding the dubious cult “Nexium,” where women were recruited by female celebrities to become slaves of an extremely unattractive bizarro known as “The Vanguard.” This cult was promoted as a self-help, self-improvement group….

While that caught my attention I couldn’t avoid hearing about a somewhat similar story:ย Eric Schneiderman.

When you know that these type of predators are for real it makes the extensive data-gathering (and sharing of private information) that we are currently experiencing even more spooky. Not to forget the so-called “dark web.”

You have to be careful when it comes to what you joke about and what you casually throw out there without thinking. Before you know it you’ll get approached by weirdos seeking to “empower you” by introducing you to “The Vanguard” or whatever! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Freaky.

& speaking of whichย this is the kind of stuff that I would joke about. Only that this chick actually meant it. Good heavens. Nuts. Hysterical to read about though ๐Ÿ˜€ But probably not for the guy who experienced this craziness.

Anyway, such a shame that there are people like Schneiderman & Weinstein out there. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hope the victims can get back some light in their lives โค

https://nypost.com/video/schneiderman-thought-he-was-above-the-metoo-movement/

NEW SONG & VIDEO OUT NOW!

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NEW song & video to be released TODAY!

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Just a quick note to the people who have subscribed to my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ A new music video will be released today onย My YouTube ๐Ÿ˜‰

The song was first written back in 2007, inspired by John Dickie’s book about Cosa Nostra.

I made a new arrangement and re-recorded the song last year to include it as a bonus track ย on myย second albumย which was released in April this year ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope that you guys will enjoy it and help me share it!!! \m/ โค \m/ โค \m/