Another New Year, new blog, new photo & a few new paragraphs…

Well, it’s been quite a while since I last posted on the ‘bloggery’ (it looked better with two ‘g’s’ rather than one). It was 18th April 2015 – & that’s nearly two years ago! Blimey (!), a lot’s happened since then. There’s been another album of songs, ‘REVERSING SIDEWAYS IN AN UPWARD DIRECTION’, which was released on 9th October last year, to an unsuspecting/unprepared general public (although I lie a bit about that, as it had been announced in advance, but I think most people had forgotten about it by the time it came out). It’s sold quite well, as I realise I’m a ‘niche artist’ (as well as being a ‘nice artist), so the shifting of numerous ‘units’, as they say in the music world, isn’t part of the agenda. However, it;’s doing okay thank you very much, & thank you to all those who have parted with their hard-earned cash to ‘dip into my world’! But, at only £5, who could resist such a little beauty? It’s had some good reviews, & tracks have been played on local, & national, radio (including BBC6Music – Tom Robinson Show!), so I’m very pleased with what’s happened so far. Have a look in ‘the shop’ on my website for purchasing a copy, if you so desire. I just need to get a few more festival gigs booked for this year to promote it, & I’ll be making some headway. It’s now time to start a new paragraph…

As soon as I finished the album, ideas started flowing about possible new ideas for songs. I seem to be on a bit of a creative flow at the moment, hence I’ve been recording again, & I’ve have amassed eight tracks so far, three of which are more-finished than the rest. Their titles are: ‘Do The Bosch’, ‘Technology – How Does It Make You Feel?’ & ‘A Quiet Evening In’. Now, this album started out as an instrumental project, & I was going to ask other musicians to help out. However, it has now become…A solo instrumental album with words – some of which are sung in a melodic fashion. I just couldn’t stop myself! So, later this year, another GGB album will be launched, with the working title of, ‘Leisure Land’. That’s all I have to say on the subject (for now).

If you’ve read my blogs before, & let’s face it, there hasn’t been very many (blogs, or readers), you might have noticed that the header photo has changed. The original photo used (above), was taken by artist/musician/sound-maker & friend, Sunshine Gray (originally in the 1980’s band, Gloria Mundi, & later, Eddie & Sunshine). Alas, she is no longer with us, but her work lives on via the internet. You can see/hear her sound installations at: www.sunshinegray.co.uk/ Unfortunately, a lot of people are no longer with us – stars of stage, screen, writers & yet more friends. Each week sees another celebrity bite the dust, & at the time of writing this, we have lost actor John Hurt & actress Mary Tyler Moore. You can’t dwell on the past, so this has triggered a ‘time for a change’. The new photo was taken in the midst of a guitar-playing/recording session, earlier this week (yes, you guessed it, for the new album!). During an idle moment (when I was probably thinking about something profound), I looked down at all the different-coloured leads, cables, foot pedals, effect units etc., & thought, ‘That looks like a photo I could use on my blog page. Oh yes, my blog page – the page that should have blogs on it!’ It was then that I decided to start writing this blog…& here it is!! There’s no time like the present.

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