Hey! I am still here, still alive.. still around, doing things.. well, certain things. It’s the one year anniversary of the day I totaled my car. It’s been a rough start of 2016 with the loss of David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmeister, Alan Rickman, and so many other people that were awesome. Bowie in particular was such a big influence on me, mostly in the way that he delivers his vocals, though I wish I was a fraction of the musician he was so that I had the ability to draw much inspiration from his arrangements… I am still learning, though at a snail’s pace these days.
My grandpa passed away mid-November.. I lost my best friend, and feel more alone and defenseless than I ever have. I don’t have him looking out for me anymore. It put a damper on the holidays.. last week, my step-uncle passed from Leukemia. It did not expect that to happen, and I think back to the times my grandpa and I used to visit him and talk, and hang out. That’s my speed; I like to just hang out, look around, take it easy and make small talk. It breaks my heart how much things have changed in such a small amount of time.
I moved right before Christmas to a new home. My computer has been out of service since then, though I finally got it set back up a couple days ago. Now the monumental task of reinstalling all of my software. Off to a bumpy start, there were a lot of issues because I got a new computer and transferred my hard drives into it rather than just starting fresh to begin with. Long story short, everything has to be reinstalled, though I don’t seem to have lost any important data.
I am feeling good and practiced with my songwriting right now, so I am going to be working on some jobs I need to finish, and then working my backlog down until I can focus on things I truly want to do: original album, and Endless Night my vocal remix album. There are other surprises hopefully coming in 2016, but I’ll mention them when the time comes. So for now, I apologize for the lack of updates or content, but hopefully things will turn around this year.