Wednesday, 24 June 2009

It's ironic


That as a longtime Apple user, Windows is running a promotion using one of my tunes.
Not only that but you can download this tune for free and Windows will pay me cash money!
So, add to the irony by clicking on the pained looking girl with the headphones and download this, frankly, marvelous tune.
Just see if I'm as good as I make out eh?

Ha ha ha ha

Monday, 15 June 2009

Home Alone

Mrs Nick is now away until Wednesday. She does this a lot, she has conferences and the like.

I am left to my own devices.

This involves Jack Daniels, online poker, late nights, listening to the radio at bedtime, eating mushrooms, gherkins and assorted pickled lovelies and listening to loud music.

Do you live with someone?

What happens to you when they are away for any length of time?

Do you go Ferrel?

Friday, 5 June 2009

Yes, this is me.

I have decided to show myself here and not hide behind a picture.

I think it may mean something, this new picture thing.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


This is what I and I know other songwriters and performers suffer from. It can be triggered by many things, a bad gig, review, criticism but more often than not self doubt. Is it all worth it? Most of us have regular full time jobs and that can be the great leveller. One can play a great gig in front of an enthusiastic appreciative audience, get a great review or comment about a song or performance, write a great new piece of music THEN then next day return to an often humdrum 9-5.

For me it's not a long term thing, it happens maybe three or four times a year. It's not a clinical depression or even depression. I prefer to call it MELANCHOLY because that's what it is. It doesn't last long, 4 days at the most. It doesn't always happen after a great gig or a non glowing review.

Last night I wrote a new song, it's my second in seven days. They're both great, the first one probably one of my best ever. The second one I like too, I'd like to spend more time working on it but I have to be here today. Yes I have time to type this and I'm luckier than most in that respect but I'd rather be at home working on these new tunes. Recording, mixing, uploading and promoting.

What about you?

Do you get this?

What triggers it?

How long does it last?