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Reversing The Hands Of Time

Reversing the way I work with time has worked.
Being honest about how much time I waste, and I mean waste getting sidetracked or sucked into doing too much all at once.
There are only so many things that can be done in a day, only so many messages sent,
articles read, sites updated, the list could go on.
If only I could cut food and sleep I’d be laughing….
Realizing that I’m dead, on many levels,, without an insane upsurge in track output,
I flipped the whole routine into reverse.
Instead of working on music after looking at websites, articles, myspace, facebook, last f m, I flipped it to the first thing I do.

This has worked in forcing what needs to be done most, back where it should be.
A quality track a week is now a serious prospect, and it also means I’ll be sharp as fuck skills wise, rather than deteriorating through being sucked into other tasks.

To be able to fight with the best I must train like a fighter does.
Feels good and feels like a good decision made, should have made it years ago.
Saving more time by using Last Fm to keep up with and discover music I didn’t know about, you can see the stuff I’m listening too on both Myspace and TheGhostwalk.com
I’m listening to it now as I write, sure you can guess the kind of stuff that’s on there…

So the battle is on, bring it on, even have a new finished track to show for it, ready to send off into battle.
Pretty soon there will be a crack unit of twisted manitou to cover
the Lone soldiers back….

The Dark One Returns – The Music is Reborn

If you make music you know what you go through.
Are you going to get anywhere, are you sh*t? Are you wasting your time?
Where can I find help or are you looking for someone to help you?
It’s tough there is no doubt, the people I expected to give me advice and wisdom gave me nothing.
The people that I expected to tell me nothing told me more in a day(Mad Mike & Floyd from Underground Resistance, Ron Murphy, NSC) than others did for 5 years (Andy Weatherall, Stefan Robbers, Random Xs, U Trax, Djax).

There is luck involved, I haven’t had much, but more than most, a few deals, a few missed opportunities.
I’ve always felt I’m watching other people succeed and I should be in their place.
Now I’ve realised that I have to focus more on my own path, and learn from others.
Thank god for the internet, where you can find out what you need, much better than in the past…
Here are some links where I’m learning and educating myself about what is happening now, arm yourself, don’t wait for other people for do things for you
These are some of the best sites I’ve found so far, this has helped me to keep going and not to give up, to stay current and up to date.

Stay strong, and use these tools to keep yourself well trained.

For Promotion
http://www.ascap.com

http://www.bob-baker.com
http://www.taxi.com
http://www.clickz.com

For Music & inspiration

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com
http://www.submerge.com
http://www.undergroundresistance.com
http://www.juno.co.uk

The Golden Egg

You know how many times you think it’s supposed to happen for you.
Everyone says that it should, just hang on, it will come, but it doesn’t.

Being a believer in instincts and wheels turning for a reason, when something, no matter what you do or what you try, seems to fall apart, you start to get worried.

This is happening to me right now and I’m worried.
What I’m doing appears to be moving, but on the other hand, the Golden Egg seems to be turning into a rotting 1000 year old turkey egg.

Maybe I’m wrong, but since I’m here trying to survive, the thought of still trying to survive on peanuts while waiting for the Golden Egg , I just can’t accept.
Time is very precious and since I’m sat here, unable to send out demo CD’s to film makers, even when unemployed in England I was able to do that, you wonder if I am really wasting my time.

My instincts in this case are hard to read, wishful thinking gets in the way, and it’s hard to shut out. My instincts tell me to hang on, but that’s what I think, and thinking isn’t what instincts are supposed to be about.

But I am writing for a short film, The Mannequin, in orchestral style, and as promised you will hear the results of that soon. It’s coming out sounding good, even though getting used to using Finale ( and on Windows “the program has stopped responding” XP) is painful.

I thought pro tools was bad, but this is the most unintuitive software I have ever seen.
Everything has a weird set routine that you wouldn’t really know, unless you have learnt it.
Change one parameter and it’s screwed, editing Midi, is made more complex and tedious than it has been for about 15 years. Cubase on an Atari has better midi editing.

Let’s hope I can get some cash for Live 6 which has video support (now that is a good move), but it will still have to be PC, as my mac can’t take the pressure of Garritan or full blown no 6.

Keep watching, posts to my podcast, and on the website will be coming soon.
Stay strong and don’t give up what you really want to do…

Paul Bishop
The Ghost That Walks