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Bread & Circuses

The 1% owning everything while the 99% fight each ther for scraps is not a new concept. “Panem et Circensus”, literal translation being ‘Bread and Circuses’ was a formula created …

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Shut Up, Caveman!

5am this morning I woke up terrified. I don’t just mean a bit scared, here. I mean terrified, the kind of paralysing, mind-numbingly, oh-my-god-i’m-gonna-die type terror that I last felt …

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Exploding Heads, Limbs and Comfort Zones!

Film making and acting has always fascinated me. I’m a huge fan of movie making and I did quite a bit of stage acting when I was younger, but lost …

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Anyone For Anaesthetic?

There’s a great moment in the great David Fincher movie ‘Fight Club’ when a bloodied up and buff Brad Pitt empowers the members of fight club to rise up and …

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Wanna Wear Your Undies Over Your Jeans And Save The World?

As I’ve mentioned before on my blogs, there are several massive upsides to embracing real creativity in your life, your business and your Industry. You see, those individuals and organisations …

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From Leonardo to Led Zep, the magic is all in the gaps.

Whenever I need a surge of energy, swagger and attitude I always turn to the same place. I get the Led out. For many reasons, and to many millions, Led …

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Don’t Believe The Hype: We are ALL Creative

My mate has a younger brother who works in marketing for a global food brand. To the outside world, he is a ‘creative’ and carries with him every marketeer creative …

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IDEAS are the new ‘Little Black Dress’

In these, the greatest times of uncertainty we humans have probably ever faced, it’s good to know that there are some things in this world that can always be relied …

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Seize The Day…Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Hi folks. It’s been ages since I last blogged – mainly ‘cos (a) I didn’t really know what to say or why, and (b) cos i’ve been busy writing albums, …

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People Who Inspired Change Through Music #3 – Mozart

I was ten years old when I went on my first ever holiday abroad. Mum and Dad had saved for years to take us to Playa de Palma in Majorca, …

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Shut Up, Caveman!

5am this morning I woke up terrified.

I don’t just mean a bit scared, here. I mean terrified, the kind of paralysing, mind-numbingly, oh-my-god-i’m-gonna-die type terror that I last felt when my great aunt tried to kiss me on the lips when I was 10 years old. Yeeeuuggh.

And why? Well, last week, after almost a year of writing, orchestrating, recording, composing, feedback, re-writing, re-recording, live sessions, more feedback, mixing and mastering, I finished the recording of my new album, SPARK.

I know, I should be excited, right? And I am. I’m excited, proud, happy and joyous.

And none of them even come close to how shit-scared I feel at the thought ofshutterstock_287373770 sharing it with the world.

The crazy thing is that this happens every time I create something. You see, here, in my studio, through my headphones, I feel safe listening to it. It is everything I hoped it would be, everything I wanted it to be and it remains pure. Outside of my cave though, there be monsters. And nasties. And danger, like the danger of rejection from the outside world, or the people who will question my thinking, or the people who won’t like my ideas and my tunes, or my voice and what it represents, or all those armchair critics and realists waiting to pour water on the flames of my dreams.

I. Am. Terrified.

And do you know what i’m gonna do?

F@ck it….I’m gonna take a deep breath and share my work with the world anyway, because even though the scared caveman within me wants to shut me up and hide me away, I wont let him. I can’t. Because if I don’t share this with the world I’m not being the real me. I’m hiding away, being the ‘me’ that the world tells me I should be. So I’m gonna do it and the cards will fall where they may.

You?

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1 Comment

  1. Tracey R on said:

    Dear David, given that I’ve heard quite a few of your songs, and your “big band” singing too, the world is in for a bloody great treat when this is launched! :)
    You will have loads of us cheering you on, and loving you, your music and you words … and who cares about the nay-sayers & others anyway??? Rock on, it will be awesome!!!
    loads of love Txxx