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FAWM 2018 Update – Week 3

Today (Thursday, February 22nd, 2018) marks the end of the third week of the FAWM Songwriting Challenge for 2018 and so far I've managed to get ten songs on the board with three of them being collaborations with Amanda West from www.sheeaunmusic.com (two of them I've...

FAWM 2018 Update – Week 1 And 2

FAWM 2018 got off to a cracking start for me with two completed songs and a songwriting collaboration all lined up in the first three days then all of a sudden, I developed a head cold which completely knocked out my voice and sapped what motivation I had left in me....

FAWM 2018 Is Just Around The Corner – Are You In?

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm going to be participating in the 2018 FAWM (February Album Writing Month) Song Challenge hoping to replicate the success of completing it like I did last year. Personally, participating and completing the FAWM Song Challenge has...

What Lies Ahead For 2018 – My Musical Goals

Okay... Now that January is already coming to a close, I thought it would be a good time for me to start outlining what the hell I’m going to be doing in 2018 because I've had enough rest now, it's time to get moving. The most obvious change that will be made to my...

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

As 2017 comes to a close my thoughts now turn towards the coming year ahead and what my resolutions will be for 2018. For me, this time of year is one of self reflection on the past/present and a renewed sense of purpose, vigour, enthusiasm and optimism for the...

My Health Update – The Kick In The Arse I Needed

At the end of September last year I wrote a blog post called It’s Time To Take My Health Seriously which was primarily a health update and outlining how I was experimenting with something called “Intermittent Fasting” which was doing some good things for me at the...

My Break From Playing Gigs Is Now Officially Over

As you would be aware, about two years ago, I made a conscious decision to take an extended break from playing gigs to focus on my songwriting and the recording of my own material. I did this because at the end of the day, I was burnt out and creatively vacant after...

Vale Tom Petty 1950-2017

Last week the music world lost yet another amazing songwriter/musician in Tom Petty. Personally I wasn't exposed to Tom and his band "The Heartbreakers" song catalogue (except for his hits) too much but these two videos below (which a friend of mine recently put me...

On Completing FAWM And 50/90 – My Final Thoughts

This year I have completed both the FAWM (14 songs in 28 days) and 50/90 (50 songs in 90 days) Songwriting Challenges and besides feeling pretty chuffed about completing them, these challenges have positively changed me as a songwriter forever. I’ve had the last week...

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