Success, Idols and All That Jazz

Success is a funny thing. It comes with a whole host of problems, and discussions. It's also pretty difficult to talk about in what is effectively between 800-1000 words (my general word count). So imma go ahead and split this post up into titled sections, hopefully making it easier to delve into, and also digest … Continue reading Success, Idols and All That Jazz

How To Be A ‘Creative’ And Deal With Mental Illness

When you're a creative type of person and you take the decision to pursue a career in one of the many creative sectors, especially those heavily public ones, many will agree that the chances of you suffering some form of mental illness are quite high. That is not to defer anyone from following their dreams, … Continue reading How To Be A ‘Creative’ And Deal With Mental Illness

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Seeking To Understand; Creating To Survive.

The reason creativity and the arts are so important is that they lay the foundations for a personal support network and a fundamentally beautiful way of perceiving the world. Last night I wrote a poem (pictured below) about the reason I write, and the fact without doing so, I would struggle to emotionally survive as … Continue reading Seeking To Understand; Creating To Survive.

“To The Fools Who Dream”

Yesterday I experienced two quite life defining things for me: 1. I watched La La Land. 2. I intentionally went to the cinema to watch it alone. Now I'm left inspired, dreams reignited, life reinvigorated. Disclaimer: this post isn't, as such, soley a review of La La Land yet it may also include some sort-of-but-not-really spoilers and … Continue reading “To The Fools Who Dream”

All These Countless Nights – Deaf Havana | An Album Review

Deaf Havana have always been, for me, one of those bands that accompanied my teenage British countryside years. What I mean by that is that their music has seemed to relate to me, one way or another, because the tone often seemed to strike a note with me. As if their music had that naked stripped … Continue reading All These Countless Nights – Deaf Havana | An Album Review

From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin

I've said in previous posts that I grew up in the generation where YouTube was on the cusp of being what it is now, and being doubted at every chance. A few of my friends/school-mates were, and still are, on YouTube and many started out in 2009. In 2009 it seemed that more people were … Continue reading From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin

Musical Obsessions #1 – Wiser EP – Madilyn Bailey

When I first started this blog, 3 years ago now, when it lived on a different website I had a series. The series was a collection of blog posts that told you guys my current musical obsessions. Today, I'd like to bring it back again. Music has saved my life on multiple occasions and I … Continue reading Musical Obsessions #1 – Wiser EP – Madilyn Bailey