Monday, May 01, 2006

I am the Sky


What a funny few months I've had. It's been really bloody hard at times, but my outlook has changed and I'm feeling so much more positive than this time two months ago when I couldn't even begin to explain how I feel. I've decided not to alienate my Father anymore. I don't approve of the things he's done, but to villify him for what has happened was just making me far too upset. Since I have been more open and welcoming to him, I have felt much more comfortable and less tense and it's rubbing off in other areas which is great.

I'm feeling positive about going to London next year too. Though it pains me to leave Cardiff, I feel like I have no choice in the matter and it could make my career. I was thinking during a show the other night that I was surrounded by excellent musicians but working for pitiful money in the arse end of nowhere, and I couldn't wait to go. It might not work out, and if it doesn't, I can move back to Cardiff, nothing lost. I'm at the stage in my playing life where I could really make something of it, and I don't to throw that away.

It was really good to see Richie a few weeks ago, it took me back to last year which was just the best time ever, very happy and well, just great times. I hope he had a great time too. Oh that reminds me, the new Cat Empire CD, "Cities", is just incredible. I can't wait til August!

LSQ performed in the London Saxophone Competition on Saturday and came joint first, which is a complete cop-out. Annoyingly, the prize we wanted, a recital in the London Saxophone Festival, went to another quartet and we had a measly £250, which we can earn per hour of playing on some gigs. Oh well, it was a good experience but left me with a bitter taste in my mouth.

There's lots more to say, but I haven't got the time or patience. Plus I have to practice for my excerpts exam on Wednesday, joyous.


Blogger Rich said...

Hey Lozzy! Good to see you blogging.
You're right, last year was pure good times; and it was ace to see you last month. Well done with the competition, joint first is a just silly really, but it's better than second, maybe. Here for you baby. Richie.

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