Now I’ve been making music in various forms for a long time now, electro, dark ambient, techno, and now orchestral.
I’m not mainstream and never will be, so I appreciate when someone likes what I do.
I value them very highly, you are nothing without people who like what you do, and I like to make music that others feel something for.
My biggest fan in China is Wing, who saw me play live at the Rhythm Uk Anniversary in Guangzhou, and turned out to support me twice when Dj ing
Hip Hop and Soul at Zinc in Guangzhou. So it was nice to see him and his girlfriend again in Shenzhen, since it’s been a while.
I value this kind of thing very highly, forget work, money, you can’t put a price on that kind of thing.
It’s up to you which path you choose, friendship and a real link, or acquaintances, money, plastic faces and words.
Wing & Janet with The Ghost That Walks….
The Ghost Will walk with them wherever they go…
The Ghost That Walks
Purely Hip Hop and R&B this time, and after a much better sound
check,it sounded as good as I could get it.
I still think that moving to Cd's will be better until I can solve the
laptop sound problem.
It could be the interface just can't match the “blast” of CD's.
Apparently people can't accept a laptop, even though I'd do EXACTLY the
same just with Cds', nuts eh?
Anyway, despite a long powercut, a police visit about the noise, still
managed to turn it round.
I think the crowd and the party would have been around much longer and
I could see were building up for a good night.
Just who stays in a bar after a long break from sounds/power?? Not many
Those who remained enjoyed good quality hip hop and r&b, no cheese. If
anyone asks me for Pussycat frigging dolls again….
But watching them all dance and feeding what I thought they'd respond
to actually worked.
Managers always tend to panic a little when people thin out and go
It's a bad idea, you just end up like any number of bars, what sets you
Quality music and good , credible tunes, that's my guarantee . In my
view that's what makes people come back and follow whatever you do…
Lots of CDs' given away and people signing up to my mailing list.
Looking forward to the next one, when I can expand things further .
I really hope to get hold of some CD/Vinyl decks to practice scratching
and mixing ( my first and oldest musical skill) to make it more
Finances play a part there but have to wait and see………
The Ghost That Walks
After a positive party at Zinc, Check previous events for details, things MIGHT be looking up. BUT bitter experience tells me to wait and see. To be honest it's the only thing keeping me here.
If it doesn't kick of here in the next 3-6 months, I will look to return to England.
I hope I can give England a miss, I think there are more positive places to be, my experiences here don't make me want to go back there.
I will take my girl with me as soon as I can, I will not leave her behind, wherever I go.
Everyone else, well, they can do what they want.
I am ALONE here in China, I don't trust anyone except my girl.
I don't trust who I work for, when I buy things, who I rent from, when I take a bus, a taxi. It doesn't matter which country people are from, here I am on my own.
I could have stayed that way in England and not suffered as much.
Alone in England is no problem, but here? No one gives a shit apart from 1 person.
Ask for help, you might get some, but more likely you won't get any help. 'Work it out for yourself'.
That's fine with me, I'll work it out, I am a fighter after all, but I know when to retreat so I can fight another day.
But when I'm where I should be , I won't be taking any requests for “help” from those that had the “not my mess” , “not my problem” attitude.
So Christmas here is not pretty, I will get some time with my girl, but she is busy too. But that's a necessary evil.
The only real friend I have here…..
Without her here, my phone stops ringing, so where are those people now?
Out of sight out of mind, short sighted? Definitely.
I am looking out for myself, so have no interest. It's painful to find out what people are really like, although I can feel it each time, I still try to give people some benefit of the doubt.
But not anymore.
Working hard trying to find some film leads. Sowing seeds for the future.
Did a bit of eerie music for an audio documentary called the Mothman Legacy, available from
Almost all but the playing after the first 10 mins is improvised 1st take stuff. Just playing while record was running.
It seems to fit pretty well, so I'm pleased with it.
So for all of you not happy about your time this year, keep fighting, don't give up, no matter what.
But don't waste your time with people who can't help you, move on.
Turn the page, start another chapter and begin another cycle…. Till next time
Don't forget to check the archive as always.
The Ghost Walks with you