video out the door. It took less than a month, but it’s up on Youtube now (link at the bottom). As of the last time I looked, 20 people had watched it. I’m sure more will follow. Is it enough to sustain a career though? It doesn’t really matter. I don’t want to do anything else, so I’m happy what ever happens, or doesn’t happen. I don’t care what other people think of what I do. I know I like it and that’s all that matters to me. Viewers on Youtube means fuck all to me when every second video I see is some clickbait shit with 10k views telling me that so and so has just died, when it’s not even true. I don’t know how this bullshit even gets published on there. It should be illegal. The other one I HATE is some moronic idiot’s reaction to some famous song from fuck knows when. I don’t give a fuck. Fuck off with this garbage. At least half of the shit on Youtube is garbage. That’s being generous.
I was thinking of taking the band to Australia later this year, but it’s proving difficult. It seems from the very few people I talked to they liked what I used to do, but aren’t so interested in what I do now. Australia is becoming more and more like a foreign country to me these days. After they went insane over the fake pandemic, it’s like they collectively lost their minds. It’s a different place now. It’s fine. It’s a long way to go, and if I’m not wanted, then I don’t want to go there. I can’t just go anywhere for a vacation, I have to do something even if it’s just shooting a video for a new song. It’s 32 hours from door to door to get there. So to put up with that just to make a video on Bondi beach isn’t something I want to do at this point. If people want to see me, they’re going to have to come here, I ain’t going there in the foreseeable future unless something changes.
Perhaps I need to concentrate my efforts where I live, which means I’m going to have to get out of the house at some point. Although I’ve done plenty of live shows in the past, I’m not that keen on schlepping my gear out to some lonesome venue in the middle of the week to earn some more ‘playing live’ credibility. Maybe I’ll have to do that. Probably. We’ll see how it goes. I have no idea where to begin, but then I haven’t even attempted to find out, so that will be interesting as well. The music business is brutal at the best of times, and people have no idea what they like, needing to be told what to listen to. You could become discouraged very easily. I’m not discouraged very easily, so there’s that. Anyway, back to the video that I just posted to Youtube. It goes for an hour and thirteen minutes, and if we did do a show somewhere, that’s most probably what you’d see. There’s no need to go out in the freezing cold, you can watch it from your living room. That’s the theory anyway. People want to go out, I know that. I’ve just got to make myself want to go out. This time next year we’ll see what has happened. Maybe nothing. Who knows?
I’m going to try and make a “concerted” effort to get out and play live. Even though I don’t have to, I probably should to keep on the path to where ever. It’s taken a while to get together a band that I think I’d even want to take on the road, but I think it sounds pretty good now. The other problem is that half of the people who go to gigs just want to hear cover bands, and the other half want to see something they’ve heard of or seen before. (we like what you used to do) Starting from scratch from where I am, might seem insurmountable but it’s just a small hill to climb when you think about it. That’s enough talking about it anyway. Things need to be done, and nobody is gonna help you do all of it..
Let Elvis Free already.
Yesterday I had to buy a new battery for one of my cars. (I have two. One of them is 15 years old, the other is a retired police cruiser ) The cold weather just killed the battery in the BMW stone dead. In the infinite wisdom of BMW, they decided to put the battery in the rear of the vehicle, under a door in the cargo area. This makes it easy to get it out, but once the battery is disconnected and you close the back hatch, it becomes locked. Now you can’t open the back to put in the replacement battery, because the fucking back hatch is locked, and there is no lock to even put a key in. You need a battery connected to unlock the door, and you just removed it. It’s fucked. You have to climb in through the back seat and install the new one that way. I don’t think there is even a latch that you can open it from the inside with. I had to do this the last time but I had forgotten about the locking door. It’s beyond retarded, but then this is the world we live in now. What the fucking fuck. I would hate fuck almost everything today.
Please check out the F – Big New Year Show. It’s 1 hour and 13 minutes of top quality entertainment!
ps, On Friday I posted that the “What Was I Made For” video had reached 200 views. I even had a screenshot of it.
The next day it was back to 199. How can this happen? People can’t unwatch something as far as I know. It’s weird. It was at 199 for three days and now this morning it’s back to 200 views.