I’ve lost the knack of this blogging nonsense, I’ll be honest with you. I mean, it has been a while.
It used to be my ‘I’ve got 20 minutes to spare what will I do now?’ of choice once upon a time — so much so that I never used to get any songs written! But now… it’s just hard to get back into the emotion of it.
By which I mean that I still have plenty of ideas, but none that actually excite me enough to make me want to read about them.
I’m not fantastically bothered by it though. I know that I always get this when I’m starting something I haven’t done in a while. If I haven’t written any songs in ages then the first few are usually pretty awful, and never even get finished. But before long I get back into it, until eventually I start seeing everything in terms of song ideas.
So it will figure itself out in its own sweet time.
But in the meantime, a question. By way of a preamble.
The thing I’ve always loved about blogging is that, of all the different creative media available to me, it is easily the quickest. It takes as long as it takes to type, and to source a few images. You don’t need to write and then perform and then record and then mix and master. You write some words and you press click. And then it doesn’t work. And you press click again, and then it reformats all your text, and so on. On a good day at least, it’s very quick to go from ‘idea’ to ‘out there’, and so it’s a great place to bash out ideas and see how things work, in a notepad sort of way.
Also, being based on the written word, you can go anywhere. The limit is your imagination and your descriptive ability.
But my imagination and descriptive ability are a little bit rusty at the moment. I frankly don’t know where I want to go yet.
Where would you like to go?
Diary, I would like your feedback.
In fact, I’ve done this little survey for you.
|What would like to see in future articles?||Rating 1||Rating 2||Rating 3||Rating 4||Rating 5||Comments|
|Would you like more biographical detail?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more hidden tracks and rarities?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more gig videos?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more parodies and pastiches?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|How do feel about copyright?||Supportive||Ambivalent||Indifferent||Dubious||Terrified|
|Would you like a veiled blow-by-blow account of the current state of my love-life?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||You’re nearly 40 and you’re even SUGGESTING that?|
|Would you like to hear my Christopher Walken impression?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more gossip and scandal?||Yes please||Yes||Maybe||No||Am I in it?|
|Would you like more sword and sandal?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more humour?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more horror?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Would you like more sex?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|How much emo can you stomach?||Dawson’s Creek||My Chemical Romance||Any Winona Ryder film||American primetime TV||Farrelly brothers|
|How do you feel about the word ‘catharsis’?||Supportive||Ambivalent||Indifferent||Dubious||Terrified|
|How many catharses in a 3 month period is too many?||31||5||3||2||1|
|Do you like roundabouts?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Do you like the Twilight films?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|How do you feel about Danish fictional TV detective Sarah Lund?||Supportive||Ambivalent||Indifferent||Dubious||Terrified|
|Do you know what love is?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Can you feel my heart beating?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Do you understand?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Do you feel the same?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Am I only dreaming?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Is this burning an eternal flame?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
|Is ‘the Sublime’ just ‘beauty’ for snooty people?||Without doubt||Almost certainly||Very likely||Probably||Possibly|
|How did Elliott Smith do it?||It’s all about the voice||It’s all about the chord changes||It’s all about the unrequited love||It’s all about The Scene||It’s all about the unnecessary death|
|How far is too far?||There is no too far||Too far is when you die||Too far is when you get arrested||Too far is when it all catches up with you||Remember last time? Last time was too far…|
|Should this story have a happy ending?||Definitely||Possibly||Meh||No||Jesus no|
If you could just circle these boxes, and add any comments, and then leave it in my pigeon hole by Monday that would be great. Thanks!