Thursday, March 4, 2010
Share your 'getting psyched' moments
This one's for ToffeeBoy too. Later today, I will be in the studio again, working on my fabled recordings. So, as you can imagine, the last few days since I made the date have been an anxious wait for the moments of release - hopefully, that's what they'll be anyway. Yesterday, therefore, I was glad to receive this clip from my ex-flatmate Paul. We shared a place when I lived in Poland, when I was a 'failed' musician and he a recently graduated Philosophy student, taking our first steps in the English teaching world. This was 13 years ago. We had a good old time there in Poland, along with many discussions about our aspirations, such as they were. Paul was just 22 and dreamed of making films one day. I had just left behind the only profession i'd ever dreamed of, with a sad resignation. His enthusiasm for film making fired me up and made me want to carry on making and writing music.
So, here we are more than 10 years later. Paul is now a successful film director - he shot this film on the rainy streets of Dublin - and me, I'm finally heading into the studio again. When people talk about receiving inspiration from their friends, I think this might just be a fine example. Cheers Paul. And the best of luck to us all!