This quote is really something I can relate to. The more I dive into the different aspects of being a modern day artist/musician the more I realize how much there is to learn about music theory, guitar practice, songwriting, video making, social media etc etc. And even though it can feel overwhelming sometimes I really love it.
Since my long-term goal is to actually be able to work full time with music and I wanna be able to give my fans and followers the possibility to get something extra I decided to start a Patreon page. By becoming a Patron you can support my artistic work and at the same time get exclusive material in form of alternative versions of my songs, covers, videos and also be among the first to get to hear new stuff from me. Check it out here if it’s something for you.
Last Friday I spent half a day with Ruben in Studio Ljudriket putting some instrumentation up for my upcoming EP. I wish I could spend most of my days in the studio, it really is a pleasure.
I just finished my Complete Guitar System from Your Guitar Sage (for real, check it out if you wanna be a better guitarist, it’s awesome and great value for money. Erich also have a lot of free stuff on his YouTube-channel that’s well worth checking out.
Since I’m done with that course I felt for some new challenges when it comes to my guitar playing and hence I decided to start learning Jazz Guitar via Jazz Guitar Lessons. So far I learned the melody to “Misty” and going to add some chords to it. It’s gonna be a lot of fun and hopefully give me some new skills to implement in my regular guitar playing and songwriting.
I had the great honour to be one of five featured artist in the September issue of Music Talks
together with other great independent artists like Ghostly Beard, Ross Seddon, The Puss Puss Band, Signs (of a slumbering beast). Thanks a lot to Tracey Arbon for being a great person and supporter of music.
And what would a blog post be without some new adds to #KEEPOUTOFTHEMAINSTREAM
First out some really nice hip hop from the US. TKO (from the group Blu Boi). Really well produced beat and great flow makes this one of the best hip hop tunes so far this year.
Melani Cholie is super productive and currently has a project recording and releasing one song a day with different collaborators. My favorite from her is a bit older though, and it’s acoustic singer songwriter music with a punky touch to it, especially in the vocals which has a scent of Patti Smith over them.
Dominic a.k.a. Lemonade Kid is one of the friendliest people I met so far in the independent music scene and he also does really interesting music. Not all of it is in my personal taste but it never gets boring and this song is amazing electronica.
Simon Irvine a.k.a. Stuffamebobs is also a really interesting artist making quite melodic and ambient electronic music that has a great edge to it.
And from electronic music to more old school folk with country influences from Scotland. Jayne from the band Munro reached out on Twitter and for that I’m really glad since she decided to join the #MonsterThread and shared this great up beat folk song.
And to keep you on your toes, I give you some really heavy stuff from Legna Zeg, I would say it’s some kind of industrial power metal, like Gamma Ray meets Trent Reznor. No matter what you call it, it’s a great song.
Keep it real!