Oh no, the washing is going to get wet!

 Today I am in bed with the cold (awwwwwwww SYMPATHY!!!) I actually lay in bed this morning, tossing and turning because after checking the weather the previous night (go me, ten for organisation) I knew it was going to rain. I was genuinely having nightmares about my dry washing hanging out getting soaked and therefore TOTALLY RUINED and I'd need to go to the *amazing* laundrette across the road and wash them again. SO that was me, up at 8am, with the cold, taking the washing in. Cos I am a twat like that. And from that behavior I probably got ill in the first place. Anyway, it is an insight into my slightly OCD personality. When I get something on my mental to do list I just have to do it. I am certain I share this attitude with most of my musician friends. That nagging feeling in the brain that there is always something to do. An email, sending a demo, that chorus you haven't finished...

I think it is important to keep creating, to keep doing things that inspire you. I am an artist. I practise every day, I write every day and I have never expected anything back in return. People don't need to like it, they also don't need to care enough to hate it. If they take the time to listen in the first place I am absolutely overjoyed! You can imagine my giddieness when I get a nice email from a thankful listener! I am like WOW, SOMEONE LIKES IT AND GIVE ENOUGH OF A SHIT TO LET ME KNOW! And I hope the fact they CAN let me know and I WILL respond is fun for them. Cos that is just how artists need to (and I think should) be now. Times are a-changing and its great! Artist makes music. Artist promotes music. Artist sells music. No fucking middle man taking rights, money or blood from you. And people believe that they dont need that middle man EVER, not with all the online power a 17 year old in their bedroom studio can have. Okay, it will be near impossible to make a million but who the fuck wants to be a millionaire! If life was that easy people wouldn't make such good music, I think. (*drama hand over the brow* WOE IS ME!)

What I get out of it is a sense of well being and satisfaction. I can sort out my emotions and come to terms with the world through music. I accept that I am here to sing, play, write with the hope that it inspires people and maybe helps them out when they need a voice. It has taken me a long time to be totally happy just letting it flow. I studied music and unknown to me the whole time I was programming my mind to approach writing in a certain way. I have had to relearn how to let go and just let my creativity take me where it wants. And that's a fucking ace place to be.

So after that ramble here is what I do!

www.hermajestyuk.co.uk
www.thetimorousbeasties.com
www.amritrose.com
www.whiskyginger.co.uk

3 comments

  • Marcus James

    Marcus James

    I think you'r a wonderful singer and musician, and if I lived in London would listen whenever you played.....luckily for you I'm too lazy, too obvious and too far away to be a stalker. Keep up the great music and amusing rambles.

    I think you'r a wonderful singer and musician, and if I lived in London would listen whenever you played.....luckily for you I'm too lazy, too obvious and too far away to be a stalker. Keep up the great music and amusing rambles.

  • Rosie

    Rosie

    Thanks Marcus! You definitely win the number one fan award!! Me and Erin will be back in the Brum soon so see you then! Rx

    Thanks Marcus! You definitely win the number one fan award!! Me and Erin will be back in the Brum soon so see you then!
    Rx

  • Wayne

    Wayne

    Ace post.

    Ace post.

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