blogging, diary, lifestyle

A week in the life of me #5

So my week has been totally different. I had to let go of a negative force in my life, it was hard, but the right desicion and I feel good now, well, getting there. It never is easy letting go, but you have to understand the reasons why you have done it in the end.

Coming back to work killed me after time off! Had a stuffy nose for days. I took some allergy tablet’s and I can see why I don’t take them! I had little Tantrum’s after taking them when I was hoovering up.

I always do seem to have little outbursts (not nasty ones) when I have took tablets.
 It’s a real shame for people who have to have them on  regular basis. I wouldn’t be myself, no wonder the world is looking back to natural remedies.

So my wife has got the dreaded cold now! My son is back at school and now I have a rabbit that were looking after, who shits all over the living room! Life is just peachy. Having said that, she is a beautiful rabbit! It’s amazing how such a survival based animal can be so social. She will sit on the sofa and be stroked like a dog! 

I had a walkthrough my hometown today, it inspired me to write a song for my next album about growing up there.

I’m going to me mum and Dads for the weekend, as I’ve said before their just like friends. They owe me nothing, but still seem to want to give, I can relate as a parent but I just wish I could give them more after raising me up the way the have! My mum loves my determination for becoming a musician and counsellor, she supports me 110% I remember her hearing Leeds festival, saying : James will be playing there one day! I’m never giving up on my passions, I never have never will.

I really was in a place of relaxation at the beginning if the week, and had great balance, I seem to have fallen off track a litlle bit but getting myself organised again. Everything works better with a plan, even simple things like pre-ready answers for your boss etc. 

I’m getting ready for my counselling course and annoying all my followers with it! Lol. I had a chance at getting a job close to home as a mental health assistant, I could really do with it to help me progress, but the money and hours don’t fit. I have to think about my family first too. I guess it will all come in due time, and I can have a job that I am passionate about. 

Thanks for reading. My latest e.p. is here:

Kid-B 6-Track Carnival

For my music check out my other social sites:  Facebook Twitter YouTube

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lifestyle, lyrics, poetry

Drunk in love. 

Sat here on my own thinking of you and me, netflix and biscuits, 

You were with me because I was a misfit,

But between us it’s just distance, 

Trying to get us back to where we were, trying to lift us.

My friends keep telling me; give it up, give it up, let her go, live it up,

I guess I drink too much, Have another drink and I can feel your touch…  it’s a crutch.

Call it drunk in love, call it what you wana,

But I was on the keys, you were the performer,

You were my side-kick you were my Robin, but it’s like you went and forgotten and I find it all shocking,

Hate to be truthful, but it’s mad to think you won’t hold me like you used to.
And I’ve saved all your texts with x’s,

Disagreements with your x’s,

But best wishes,

Mr,  Mrs,

Not right man, this isn’t what I wanted..

Mentally physic, flying quidditch,

Rounders, hit it, round the park after dark and our visits to the drive through,

And late night Thai food,

But that night you were in a right mood,

And smiled at the other guys cute,

Right through to the end, I’d walk on hot coals,

To make you happy that was my goal,

I thought enough loyalty was shown I didn’t expect to be Royaly thrown,

Sat here with these beers all alone,

In an empty home,

It’s mad to think you won’t hold me like you used to.

advice, blogging, lifestyle, music

Advice For Musicians who want Gigs. 

Upon the days of the music journey for us artists, it gets hard, you get sick of been your own boss, you spend hours in songs, days, weeks &  months. You put your all in and stump up to your local boozer only to be valued as an average joe. 

Upon my beautiful journey, I met my good friend Alam, by which time i was sick, sick of not gigging, sick of been the odd one out. I wanted gigs just to have gigs, so I wouldn’t get nervous as hell next time I performed.

 I did a few shows with Alam, we achieved greatly together, he always said to me don’t worry about not having shows you can do songs and still achieve at home, of course, I was still wrapped up in I want more gigs mode.

(There we are at Hull City Hall) 

Years later, The advice that I took from Alam came to fruition. Now I look forward to the time I have gigging. But in the meantime I can build an artillery of new songs & stuff to do live.

So do not worry if you don’t have gigs, trust me, your not failing. Take that from experience, they’ll come. Spend time on making your sound right. I probably have more chance of getting gigs now more than I ever had. but right now.. You bet, I’m building up at home. 

artwork, blogging, music

My Artwork &  Projects. 

My latest project – my blog, and I have to say, it’s amazing.  I feel that i have a voice of freedom, people supporting one another, it’s great!

My latest E.P. 6-Track Carnival. Released in July. I love createing new music. I cannot wait to get my last few videos from the album finished. Listen to it for free here 

Hold My Hand This is a fan favourite, and my favourite. Mainly because me and my son are on the wall. Probably the most heartfelt song I have ever wrote.

Next on the cards is a cover album, going to be a free download too! Hope you like my artwork and if you need any help with some, give us a shout! 

exercise, lifestyle, psychology

Music and exercise psychology 

  • New exercisers will get motivated quicker with music than not.
  • Music can enhance and dehance so make sure your in charge of the playlist. 
  • Listening to ‘power music’ can make you feel powerful. 
  • Generally, the higher bass levels, the more powerful words in music to get you motivated. 
  • Listening to music before exercise can help improve simple tasks.
First post, Welcome to WordPress

Dream dog. 

What? Dream dog? What kinda names that!? D, there is a great thud in the sound and it’s kinda catchy. It does sound like something you’d do. “Just going to log in to dream dog.” So got my name sorted for a blog, sorry, where are my manners? I’m James that’s me below.

I have a beautiful wife, a beautiful son, and I am very grateful for everything I have in life. Here the gang are..

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So blogs, yeah, interesting things. I’ve done a lot of reading about them, met a few people here on WordPress. I have to say it is quite understandable and everyone seems really community minded.

I have left Facebook alone for a while, to me it has really lost appeal, unless others are involved in what your posting your the next down no like lane and no one cares or at least doesn’t care online.

We all like support, we all deserve the same amount of likes/respects as one another. We are all equally important and gifted.
My blog is going to mainly be about chasing your dream and having children at the same time (my current situation).  I’m kinda like an uncle to everyone I know, i hope you can be the same, and look to me for advice. As this is me in the physical world. My other interests are :

  • Music
  • Writing lyrics
  • Psychology (counselling)
  • Graphic design
  • Mindfulness
  • Video editing
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Comedy
  • Collaboration

So, I really want to get to know you all! Share with me your passion and your blog. My interests can be literally anything. I just like people who care and who have compassion. So fire away!