NEW videos up on my Patreon now!

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I’ve uploaded two new videos to my Patreon today documenting my progress on the 3rd album! If you want to hear what I’m working on and what’s coming then make sure that you sign up! I’m pretty much halfway there working my way through a double album! :):):):):) Thanks a lot to those of you who support my work, if you really like what I’m doing then please check this out:ย My Patreon!

Here is a screen shot of my “secret” YouTube playlist that you’ll get access to if you sign up, there are care packages, downloads, music lessons and other exclusives available through Patreon as well!ย โ†‘

Patreon Updates So Far

I’m happy to say that my classical album is still on the American Amazon Chart after hanging around there for weeks :):):):) Thanks, thanks a lot!!!!

 

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The Happy Saga!

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The glorious saga of me charting and selling music is still going strong ๐Ÿ™‚ After weeks of charting on Amazon.com with my 2014 release “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” I’m back in the top 10 once again! As I’ve already said in previous blog posts it has been going in and out of the charts since its release in late 2014, being in the top 5 countless times, even hitting nr.1 ๐Ÿ™‚

It makes me VERY HAPPY to see how popular this idea is and I’m looking very much forward to releasing new material!

My manager and I were able to create a great buzz when I was doing Heavy Metal in the beginning of my career, we scratched our heads a bit since the music industry wasn’t really catching on to what we did, it didn’t really make much sense when you think about how much Metal bands normally struggle and how long it takes for these acts to break even when given the opportunity to release their material on a label! I successfully crossed over in late 2013 into classical music and have proven my worth continuously from my 1st single release to my full length album. I was dealing with a Major Label in 2016 working on something very exciting and classical related, but sadly became ill and lost over a year of my life to poor health. It therefore makes me extra happy to see that my release is still hanging in there for weeks at a time and that my latest video on YouTube passed 50k views yesterday!

It proves that we are doing something very right in an age where people complain about not selling records. Selling physical records was never an issue for me, or it hasn’t been to date. I feel very optimistic about the future when I see my numbers despite having a limited reach on my Facebook. That social media platform in particular used to be very important to me, and I think it is a great shame that you are being put in the position of “follower blackmail” as the social media giant keep on tightening its grip. It’s a shame for small, independent businesses and “free thinkers.”

It is good news however to see that my latest video could get good views so quickly without any mainstream media exposure; I’m grateful that Truth In Shredding gave me a mention and thank them for that, now I’m waiting to see if any of the big guys will actually catch on to this. The meme isn’t dying, at least not for now.

I’m looking forward to releasing new music! What I will release next will be original material, for the simple reason that I’ve been ill for a while and wanted to come back to music doing something that was a bit lighter, the second that I’m done with my 3rd album I will get back to classical!

Thanks again to those of you who pay for my work and keep an eye on what I’m doing! If you want to support my creative endeavours and hear new music as well, then please check out my Patreon ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a million! โค

I’m also charting on Easy Listening!

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A 30 min Guitar Lesson Video + More New Music!

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Today I released a 30 min guitar lesson video for those who pay 10$ and up on my Patreon account! I also released my 2nd update for this month; so if you want to hear more music from my 3rd album then make sure that you sign up here:ย My Patreon!

Yesterday before I went to bed I saw that myย classical albumย had jumped up on the Amazon Bestseller chart after falling down. On the 22nd it was down on 44, yesterday it was up on 29, and now it had gone up to 27! That is really cool since albums usually don’t chart that long for independent artists! Earlier this year it was hanging in there for over 2 weeks on the chart, and without any new videos or anything! I clearly have to release more classical recordings! But first I’m going to put out a whole bunch of original material that I feel very strongly about! ๐Ÿ˜› Make sure that you check out my Rock’n’Roll music as well ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks again to all these Americans who buy my music!!! The U.S.A. have always been my nr.1 country when it comes to fans, followers & buyers! โค Thanks a million & God Bless!!!!!

Charting position on the 19th of April.

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Charting position on the 22nd.

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Charting position last night around midnight.

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Charting position on the 30th of April.

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Lyric Book – Signed Physical Copies!

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A little while ago I received my 1st printed version of my Illustrated Lyric Book ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 myย Patreon Pageย ๐Ÿ˜€ If you are keen on a digital copy of my Amazon Bestseller Lyric Book, you can get yours here:ย eBook.ย The eBook version is shorter since the Physical one also includes some pages with only artwork; I’ll give you a sneak peek here:

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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.ย Buy My Book Here!

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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.”

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NEW VIDEO!

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Today my manager and I decided to share some behind the scenes LIVE footage with my fans & followers. This footage is from “the secret project” that I was being all mysterious about back in 2016. I was really excited to be doing this, working with some cool people from a serious label; but sadly fell ill with a vicious parasite infection. In addition I also got a shoulder injury in February 2017; so it felt really refreshing to find this video footage and see for myself the form that I was in! It has taken me over a year to finally be well again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It was a major breakthrough when I finally had full movement in my arm, so I’m super stoked to finally be recording and playing again!

You can hear a preview of what I’m currently working on if you sign up to my Patreon page; below you can see the behind the scenes footage from my 3rd session with classical crossover! Thanks a lot to those of you who support what I do!

New Amazon Bestseller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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 ย I can’t believe it!!!!!! This really made my day ย Huge smile & a big thank you to my mom and the rest of “the clan” for their involvementย ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I couldn’t believe it when it charted alongside Patti Smith & Bob Dylan in Amazon’s Lyric Book Section ๐Ÿ˜€ย Lyric Book.

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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:ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ โค Thanks again & God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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UPDATE!!!! Woke up this morning and my book is actually climbing rather than falling!!!! Oh my gosh!!! Please keep on buying it!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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Update about my Lyric book, life, etc;

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Hi there to my subscribers & followers ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy to announce that my 1st Lyric book is out as an e-book ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can pre-order it on Amazon for Kindle, but it is already available for purchase on iBook ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

My Lyric book can be bought here.ย orย Pre-ordered for kindle here on Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย 

People have been asking me how they can read ย 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.ย 

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.ย 

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:ย 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.