I think I know what it means to be wandering in the wilderness.
When I was doing it, I didn’t know I was doing it. Now that I’m out the other side, I can see I was in the wilderness.
Each day I wake up, with music on my brain. This morning I worked. Yesterday I worked, the day before I worked, and the day before that. I worked on songs, recording, lyrics. I stayed up until 6am.
I have my muse and my passion back and I don’t see it leaving again. It’s too easy to do what you love.
Sometimes it’s hard to start doing it. But when you’re actually doing it, it’s easy.
I’m starting a new residency at Fortress Studios in Old Street, London, from 5 March. It’s a beautiful studio with lots of great gear. Lots of new music will be on it’s way this spring/summer.
Discovering new music. Heard Aquilo on Monday, Saw them on Thursday. About 40 people in the crowd. I think they will only play to bigger crowds from now on. Small crowd made it even more special.
The Forest for the Trees Project was to be a collection of my original songs, to be recorded in a new studio in South London, April/May 2016.
It didn’t work out.
I like simplicity. Sometimes making an album it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees.
Music is a journey which requires focus, but also timing. Sometimes I lose control of both. Sometimes you have to realise you need to, prune back the branches, reset your songs and give them a chance to grow in the right direction.
I love this journey.
I have a ‘Now’ page: stevekopandy.com/now
It’s about broadcasting what I’m focussed on at a given moment in time. And also as a reminder to myself not to be distracted.
About the movement by Derek Sivers: sivers.org/nowff
I’ve been following Derek since I went to Musexpo LA 2006. He’s a likeable entrepeneur and whom I see as a highly productive and connected individual.
I push on a lot of doors, but I walk through too many that are off track. Recently 2 doors have closed on me. 2 Projects have ended. This is a good thing. I can’t be in 5 places at once.
Imagine receiving a message like this from another world.
Imagine them receiving ours.
How much more enlarged does your mind have to be to comprehend what this means.
I am lost for words. Watching this brought a tear to my eye.
I’m releasing ‘Mint’ on Friday 19 July, 2013
Where? youtube.com/stevekopandy and stevekopandy.bandcamp.com