Welcome to another edition of my ever expanding Blog, me and a few friends have some visions for this blog and personally, I think I could make this blog a team effort, blogging about anything and everything, after these years, we can stake a step forward into getting more readers, it's no longer The Tank Blog, but we need your help coming up with a good general title for the Blog, were a bit stumped at the moment...
Anyway, its a muggy June evening, it's been a beautiful day, a few hours at work, a pint at the pub with Scott, a few hours Nuking the people of Venezuela, and now more than ever I'm not feeling myself, after gigging with the wonderful folks over in camp Crashpoint, courtesy of Zaneus Productions and Birminghams MonoBar, i've felt an energy i've not felt with a band, well, since I last played with Crashpoint, which as harsh as it sounds, is the Gods honest truth and if i'm honest, we sounded pretty bad I reckon if we'dve gone up again later on to play, we'dve sounded miles better, so is the way I suppose, I'd just like to thank everyone in Crashpoint for making me feel at home, It was an honor playing with you again, who knows where our paths lead us!
These blogs aren't written in about Five minutes, I had a reader contact me, asking for advice on how to to sit down and blog, and the answer is you just can't, each of these things take up almost an hour, it's about getting the right words across, thinking about where to take the blog subject next, I can be sitting here for a long time, just listening to music and something will come to me, my only advice is, sit down, put your mind at ease, grab a cuppa and throw on a decent album, and you'll think of something to Blog, this blog started out as a two paragraph job two years ago, just find something you enjoy Writing/Talking about and start from there, suggested albums, music, books, films, anything, you will always have an audience, good luck!
Over the last month or so, i've done more than I have in the last couple of years, expanded my horizons, looked in different places and found some of the most amazing people to talk to, in pubs, clubs, bars, shops, you name it!
It's been nice to speak to some new people, like last week at the Mono Bar, speaking to a few people there, who all thought I looked nearly 30, it was just nice not to be judged for what I look like, or the way in which I speak, or look kind of stoned, we were all musicians, we all had probems, but we all got on really well and as I said earlier, great atmosphere to be part of.
As i've mentioned before, music is one form of communication that everyone can have a passion for, weather you end up walking in the rain to the sound of Simon & Garfunkel or whether you wake up in the morning to the sound of Johnny Cash, its a language that we can all agree on!
Only a short blog tonight, but i'd like to end on somewhat of a low message, were all under alot of stress, with work, finances, school, exams, whatevers going on, I may not be able to help you all directly, but as a word of advice, if you have a friend thats in need, talk to them, help them with their problems, if you yourself are feeling low, make sure there is someone around who you can talk to, things happen for a reason, the world could be a better place for all of us, if we make sure we help each other out in times of need, as a favour to an old friend, treasure your friends, I know i'd drop anything to help my friends.
For all that is Dark, there is light, maybe for a time, you can be the light that pierces the darkness, revealing its true identity, nothing but a cover up for the light of the world, be the shelter from the storm...
take care now