Well 2006 was fantastic! Loads of good things happened, a few firsts as well which is always welcome … erm … actually it depends on the first doesn’t it!
I worked my first staging job at the electric gardens festival. I ended up patching on the main stage with was quite an experience having never done that kind of work before. Ended up driving home at 3am from Essex in order to get to work for 9am in Bath! Ouch, that seriously hurt I can tell you, the road was going cross-eyed.
I’ve landed my first ‘scoring’ job working on the music for a computer game including all the sound effects and wotnot so you may see my beating up cabbages for punching sounds in the near future! Started my first forays into some full on beta testing for some big name music hardware manufacturers. I have also forged some potentially productive working relationships with other hardware manufacturers in order to get an old synthesiser project re-established … now that one is *really* exciting. YAY!
The Product23 project is really getting into gear for a quality January kick off with a session with a local band called Malarchy coming into the studio to record their new EP. Really looking forward to that one, their music is seriously good and a stack of fun too, check them out here. Then its time to start spreading the word about everything Product23 and get the business fully launched. So unbelievably exciting! Simon and I have some great plans!
Also the Cut The Mustard lot had a really wicked festival season this year, in fact it was our first proper festival season after the whole roving gallery kicked off at Glastonbury 2005 (in the mud!). This summer we did the Isle of Wight festival, Summer Sundae, Ashton Court and V-Festival … i’m sure there was another one too 😉 We should be doing that all over again in 2007 so keep your eyes peeled for an exceptionally great looking festival shop!
Hmm … what else … oh yeah, I turned 30!! yes … three-oh-NO! haha! (read: feck!) I can remember wondering what 30 would be like when I was 10 and I had no idea that i’d still feel 10 when I looked 30. Ageing is a figment of perception! Actually I think parts of me are regressing whilst other parts are ebbing, no not that bit ya cheek! 😉 … still single (Boo!) hope that all changes in 2007!
New Years resolutions? Hmm … I don’t usually buy into that mutual failure trap (oooh, how cynical!) but i’m seriously considering giving up tobacco again. I stopped for two years before I came to Frome … started again about 3 months after getting here. Hmm … none of that stick/patch/gum rubbish either, just do it!
I think that’s enough of a ramble for now …