How I cheer myself up

I slept in today, not feeling too hot I guess. Couldn’t sleep at all, which is a recurring trend for me. I was feeling a bit down, so I picked up my guitar and sang. Granted the traffic outside is annoying at this sort of time from outside and my voice is a bit shaky today, but I thought why not share. Hopefully it’ll brighten up a few more people’s day, I can be hopeful!

I love this song, and figured sharing it would cheer up a special someone too. I hope you’re all having a good Monday. I hope this helps too, it cheered me up a little on a desire-less Monday.

New song of mine

I realised that I haven’t recorded anything in ages, I keep going through phases of hating shit. So I’m sitting here in about 5 layers freezing my arse off, my fingers are frozen and so is my guitar..So the logical thing to do was to pick it up and play it right? So this was the result, just a one take no re-recording or anything job.

It’s scrappy and imperfect, even by my low standards. But I really like this song that I wrote quite a while back but never really fit it together, much like a lot of my songs. This was my first hash at it, enjoy! Give me all the feedback, tell me how awful it is, what you’d change and so on. Thanks guys.

Family and my weekend

My older brother Jamie is around for the weekend to visit, his girlfriend Leigh is over too. I’ve never met her, she’s lovely. God knows how they ended up together! But I’m happy nonetheless.

In our little 2 bedroom house there are now 6, so it’s crazy cramped and I’ve just sneaked off upstairs for some space. So antisocial. I feel young again around my brother, like when we were younger. It’s funny how some dynamics never really change. We’re not as close as we used to be, but we still have things in common. We both like to read, play guitar and watch football. They’re pretty much our go-to subjects haha. Otherwise it’d be very boring to spend time with Jamie.

He just restrung my guitar for me after I cleaned it up, I’ve never restrung an acoustic guitar before so it was a huge help. It’ll be a pain in the arse playing with new strings going out of tune constantly for the next week, but it sounds great. The strings I’ve been using to record stuff with were old and horrible. I should’ve changed them months ago!

But, I digress. I’m having a lovely weekend with my family, Leigh fits right in with us. Making awful, tasteless jokes about all sorts. It might not be a big family like I’d have preferred, but they’re mine and I love them all dearly.

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend from wherever they’re reading this! I’ll be enjoying mine.

My first original song recording

Shit. I totally forgot. Here’s my first original song, just recorded in one take. Written by me, I was nervous to put this up. But I figured, anyone that has commented on my covers or my voice has been really positive and encouraging. So I hope you enjoy!

I’d love to hear what people think, good or bad. I’d just love to know opinions on it.

A new song for Tuesday

I’m playing a little bit and sucking with editing, so just recorded this raw version of a song by Ingrid Michaelson that I really want to play as a duet as it should be.

But here it is solo. I’m sure more will come soon enough, I hope you enjoy and it gives even a fake feeling of positivity to your Tuesday.