Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Double Anniversary

Double Anniversary Post

So readers, here we are, we've made it to a colossal 2,000 views and 50 times now, I've posted about what's going on in my world, it's strange for me to look back over my posts now, from when I started out, times were tough, I was in a state of mind where I was at a constant low, but now, I'm at a point where I can see a lot more positives in my life, it's a change that's happened purely through things I've learned and experienced, along with the gradual change in medication, but not I've not been alone, thankfully, via this blog, Facebook, YouTube and the music scene, I've met some superb people, who I've come to regard as some of my closest friends, who over the last couple of years have been a big help, I don't mean to gush, but I really do value a lot of the people in my life at the moment, it's a pleasure knowing the people I do and I hope that they know that.

Now, onto the main blog!

This week I have a bit of news, which was a hard decision for me to make, for a while now, I've been in a jam band with Jay, a good mate of mine, but it's been turbulent with the drummer situation, however, since I lost Dad last year, I just haven't been able to get into the swing of things like I used to be able to, I'm not the guitarist I used to be,  whereas I took time off work, I didn't take any time away from music, I just kept going, kept writing, working with bands and I never really thought about it all that much, I mean hell, I gigged the Wharf with Crashpoint the week of my Dad's funeral and it hit me the other day, I'm at a point where I've really got no energy or motivation towards music right now, so I made the executive decision and parted ways with Jay, essentially for some time for me to get a grip on things, to rediscover where I am musically, maybe get some new gear, branch out and learn some new material and look at what I'd like to do next and, if an offer tasty enough comes to the table, then I'll give it a go, but for now, I'm on hold, which is a rather daunting thing to see on screen, but Ive already been learning some stuff by ear that I normally wouldn't learn, doing it note for note.

Maybe it'll be a month, maybe two, maybe a couple of weeks, who knows, but as I say, I'll work at not just my skill, but my mental approach to music, but if an offer comes up for 'that dream band' then I'll go for it, but I'm really playing my cards close to my chest, for now at leas, I must reiterate the fact that I'm not giving up the whole thing, I'm just taking some time off and as I say, if an offer good enough comes up, I'll give it a go and if I enjoy it and feel as if it's my kind of thing, then I'll get back into it post haste!

However, I got a nagging feeling for the ol' live scene the other night when I went to The Wharf bar with my mate Rich to see a friend of mine's band play, Framed, They put on a fantastic show, it was their first in Walsall, as they primarily gig around Birmingham, but they had a fantastic tight sound, catchy tracks, and they did a stonking cover of The Beatles' 'Come Together', go check 'em out, they're great www.framed-online.co.uk 

Plus, I got a free keyring off 'em! AWESOME!

That's all for this time, longer blog soon, I promise
Thanks for the views, and for making the last couple of years in blogging so awesome
Your Pal

Luke Clarke

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