My aim for this is not to ramble on too much and keep it to the point. I will fail at this. I am rambling now.
A lot of people do this end of year roundup and they are sometimes split down the middle of good and bad things. I will say, there has been some bad things but this year… The good absolutely overshadows that. I hope a lot of you have had a good year, it’s impossible to be 100% for it all but I hope you’re smiling when the countdown is up.
This year has been a big one for me. I have gainLucasw and gotten to know more of my family. That’s the biggest part of this year. It was topped from there and I couldn’t be happier about that. Thankful as fuck.
A fair amount went unreleased but I have never written and recorded as much music as I have this year. I worked with my friend Scotty again on our band Modern Honesty and we actually wrote some really cool shit. We were even lucky enough to play the Isle of Wight festival. Denim jackets never looked so good.
My first single was released at the tail end of the year and it was the first bit of my music to be on all the digital channels. I’m a huge user of Spotify, Apple Music etc. And it’s so cool seeing it up there. 1 play or 1000 plays, I’m glad I made that step.
I didn’t tour like I said I would. I played a lot of shows. Some awesome, some funny and some special. But I need to hit the road in the new year. I’d be a fool not to. In no way am I complaining about that and for a little while I did feel gutted I didn’t go on tour… But it’s silly to be like that. It’s better for me to just look ahead and GO ON TOUR!
So, I’d like to put a few 2016 goals down. I’m completely okay with the likelihood of failing a few (this extra weight is slowing me down… yeah yeah). But that’s what it’s all about right? Learning from the failure but revelling in the victories.
More music – I want to release a new EP and work with more musicians. I have been planning a music video with a buddy of mine for a while now. That will be done.
More YouTube Activity – I love posting covers, vlogs and dumb videos online. I’m going to do more.
Visiting friends and family more – Life is a crazy little thing. People move around, you can easily lose contact (even in this black mirrored world) and sure, you are still friends and still family but that time between see each other goes quickly. I need to fill in those gaps of time.
That’s it. I want to keep it simple. There are all the cliché resolutions and goals but we all know them already… I’m gonna do those as well but I wanted to be a little specific this year.
I rambled… Didn’t I…
Here’s to 2016 – Are you ready to kick it’s ass?