Happy New Year
I really hope you all had a great 2009, mine has been pretty cool, some great stuff, and only a few lows. If anything, it's actually been a pretty quiet year when it comes to work and music, I just wanted to get so much set up this year that it took ages to get it all going.
I set up my home studio which is one of my favourite things in the world, with loads of help from the Sound On Sound forums and my good friend Andrew Maunder. I also learned loads about tracking, engineering and mixing...not as much as I hope to learn in 2010 though. Now that I have my studio 99% as I want it, I intend to make more music than ever this year.
I will be spending my New Years Eve in Norwich, but whatever you end up doing, have fun and I hope 2010 turns out great for you.
I am pretty sure that I've mentioned this on here before, but its been so long since I posted that I can't really remember, but I post way more on Twitter than I do anywhere else, I am at www.twitter.com/maxshelley
My photos go up on my Facebook, so add me on there if you know me in real life.
Been gone too long.
Not posted for ages. In December last year I started to look into setting up a company, that idea has pretty much been gaining momentum since then and in the past few weeks and months I've been working flat out to get the company launched, including designing products, logo, websites and all the other stuff that comes with running a business. Been so busy working that my blog output has disappeared. I got a new touchscreen phone a couple of days ago and need to practice typing so I figured it'd be a great way to get back into it.
So that's what I've been up to. Haven't disappeared, although I have been leaving the house less often, become poorer than I've ever been in my life and seen less of my friends than I'd like, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
The band hasn't been silent either. We have a brand new song called "Get It On" on iTunes in the next few weeks and we are tracking four new songs. We've been playing live a lot recently for a whole bunch of reasons, mainly financial and practical. Rehearsing, recording, demoing etc means that we weren't finding time to book the very best shows, so we are taking a little time to make the new recordings the very best quality that we can.
Anyway, will try and get back into the routine of posting up a little more often, but no promises. Hope you are all doing ok, if I haven't seen you in a while, then I probably miss you.