Thats how old I am. You’d never have guessed it if you met me. I look at least 30 with my shaggy hair and bushy beard. Truth be told I don’t feel that age either.
Twenty-four-and-a-bit years on this lonely planet and what have I got to show for it? Not much when I think about it. I’ve only done a handful of the things I would like to have done by now. Money tends to get in the way of some of my goals, but maybe one day I will have a comfortable wage to help me with those adventures.
Yesterday I was able to tick off one of my ambitions from the list. As some of you may or may not know, I’m in a band. And I’ve been in a band or making music for as long as I can remember. It has always been a dream of mine to have my music, rather my bands music, pressed onto vinyl and about two months
ago we were presented with the opportunity. We would’ve been stupid to let this one pass so we jumped at the chance.
Next thing I know we’re travelling down to London to have our single mastered and cut at Abbey Road Studios. You know that place where the band named after some insect recorded. After a couple of beers and a touch of lad banter with our engineer we had to leave. The vinyl was cut and packed, and ready to be shipped off to be pressed into lots of other vinyls.
After a couple of failed attempts with the artwork, our very own designer, Mr Craig Parkinson, managed to piece together a glorious design and sent it off to be paired with the record.
Fast forward a month and here is it. My very first 7″ vinyl.
I would like to say a massive thank you to anyone that has supported me and my bands over the years and a big thank you to Too Pure for giving me this opportunity to give something back.
I’ll just finish this off by saying, I haven’t had to change who am I to achieve all that I have, and I certainly haven’t had to go against any of the things I stand for in music. I’ve just been true to myself and honest to everyone else.