Revisiting the Revisited album project

Last year, I remixed 20 tracks spanning my first two albums. This collection formed the first part of the “Revisited” album project.

I also put the original tracks back online, and added music players to every album I’ve released. These can be found via my Music page.

I’ve recently started working on the next phase of this project, which will be a remixed version of “Twice Midnight“. As with the previous “Revisited” tracks, I’m hoping to improve on the original material quite a bit. I remember finding the album quite boring to work on when I first put it together. I hope that by removing a couple of “filler” tracks and not trying to rush the process, the album as a whole will sound a lot better.

I’ll share tracks on the blog as soon as they’re ready. Until then, I’d like to recommend a few tracks to check out (note: these will autoplay when clicked):

Thanks for listening!

Blogging in five sentences

If email takes up too much of your time, you can adopt the model suggested by five.sentenc.es.

Write your email responses in no more than five sentences (and it’s ok to write shorter responses than that).

There’s also variations on this idea, where you could write four, three or even two sentences.

You could also adopt this approach for your blog posts.

If you can say it in five sentences, why say it in more?

 

Quick cider reviews

As I’ve been gluten-free since late 2014, I’ve had to stop drinking most types of beer. Instead, I’ve sampled a variety of other drinks. The easiest thing to buy in a bar or pub is cider, as most don’t stock gluten-free beer, which has meant I’ve also had a lot of cider given to me as gifts. I don’t drink at home very often, so today I thought I’d sample everything I’ve got to see what I do and don’t like. I’m blogging about it as otherwise I’ll forget what I thought of the drinks!

Anyway, here goes.

(NOTE: in case any of these aren’t gluten-free, I’ll add a disclaimer here. Check before you drink!)

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Happy New Year! – and how to make sensible resolutions

Happy New Year!

The beginning of a fresh new year prompts some of us to consider setting resolutions for the year ahead. Problem is, these resolutions can be unrealistic, and won’t last beyond the first few weeks of the year.

I find that it’s better to set objectives at various points through the year – not just at the start of the year. In the past I’ve had the view that resolutions are a waste of time – but as someone who’s fascinated by numbers and dates (a topic for another day if ever there was one), I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a buzz out of starting something new on January 1st.

Below are a few tips to help with setting decent resolutions that you’ll hopefully stick to.

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Visiting Brighton – and moving back to London

Today, we spent a few hours in Brighton. It was a bit foggy, but the fog lifted within an hour or so.


We’ve lived in Haywards Heath for just over 3 years. It’s a 15-20 minute train journey from Brighton. In early January, we’re moving to London.

The ongoing problems with Southern Rail have made commuting a nightmare. It seems that poor service is the norm, but the last eight months have been particularly painful. I can’t see an end in sight. It’s a shame, as we like living here, and we stood a chance of being able to afford to buy a house – the reason we moved here in the first place. I guess it’s just as well that hasn’t happened yet, as it’s a lot easier to move when you’re renting.

While I’m looking forward to the move, not least because my commute will be shorter, it feels like we’ve been forced into it somewhat. I’ve been fortunate to work for companies who are very accepting of the travel issues – but it’s down to me to determine if living here is worth the commuting woes. Sadly, it just doesn’t stack up anymore.

At this stage, I can’t see how any commute into London on a Southern-operated train is reliable. So, we’re moving.

As the house move is imminent, today seemed like a good opportunity to visit Brighton while it’s still practically on our doorstep.

Maybe someday, we’ll be back. For now, it’s farewell to Haywards Heath, and hello to Richmond (again).

Happy 2017!