Everglade is perhaps my favourite song in the world. What I love about Antony Hegarty is his pure, fragile emotion – conveyed through his voice, lyrics, music.
One thing I will do at some stage in my life is write with strings accompanying – and play concerts with cellos and violins and oboes, flutes… I want the whole orchestra!
My friend Emma Case has sort of been an overnight success (may I say so) with her photography. It’s quite amazing! She’s brilliant. She decided she wanted to experiment a bit with it and suddenly she’s all booked up for this year and some of next, mostly to do weddings. Check out her blog and see for yourself the clear talent.
Anyway, my point other than her, is that if you feel like you need or want to do something then there’s no reason at all why you can’t do it. The only obstacle will be yourself. I have learnt this.
Every day I commute an hour to work and in the distance are a line of trees. There is not one day where I don’t wish I was going to those trees. And then I sit at my desk imagining all sorts of things, sunshine, adventures, cats – and music – I think about music.
But the last year has been occupied with other things and excuses of why I can’t write a song or finish one, or record, or buy a new instrument, or play live or something or other.
I know that I have what it takes, but do I have what it takes to get to that place? It’s clear to me I have to try and keep on writing. Perseverance is the key, isn’t it? A very successful business man told me that. And it’s the one word I remember yet I don’t follow much. And actually – that one word is the key to lots of things.
Including sleep. If you can’t get to sleep, do not give up – it will come! And I am going to get some now.
Tomorrow is day job but also music practice.
Goodnight, dear world, goodnight.