Yesterdays day of giggage (both my own and Roger Waters) left me with my Sunday feeling most re-motivated, lighter and perseverant. Important qualities for an artist i think! It’s easy to view the oceans of amazing creative talent sometimes and feel overwhelmed, self-doubtful and wonder what it is that makes what i do so special that people would want to take notice of it. Important questions to have clear answers to as long as that doesn’t inhibit what it is you do..(or is that survival of the fittest? hmm..). It turns out that my answer is that i have a passion, a huge creative drive and then a duty. Result.
International Pop Overthrow gig at The Cavern was awesome, top crowd and i always love playing on bigger stages with lights., or is that my ego…not sure :). However, a good sweaty gig, a happy responsive audience and CD sales is a combo I like. I was even asked on the way to the gig if i was Spanish., it sounds a lot more exotic than Wakefield that’s for sure so I may even adopt it as my 3rd nationality (1-Yorkshire, 2-Scouse, 3-Spanish :)). For the evening I headed off with some friends to Manchester after i acquired a last minute-ish ticket to go see Roger Waters do ‘The Wall’ at the MEN. That was immense., epic with a whole lot of epicness for desert. Projections, surround sound and a wall made of fold-up cardboard boxes…:) (i love seeing the bits when the pack down shows even if it did immediately turn the solid wall structure in my head to a stack of cereal boxes..).
I wanna do that!
Other than that my day was interspersed with me getting on the wrong train (i haven’t done anything like that since i was 13, or driving to London on the motorway by going North from Liverpool a couple of years ago) and us breaking down on the motorway……twice!
Saturday….good for music/bad for travel