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Project Lifestyle: Phase 1

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Posted 09-19-2008 at 10:50 PM by Twitch

Okay, a quick introduction to Project Lifestyle.

I was sitting in my room in England. Looking around me at my guitars and skateboard. Feeling a little down and missing home. I had spent the previous two and a half years working and saving, hedonising, working and saving…

For property, back in Aus.

I looked at my skateboard. It hadn’t had much use. I looked at my guitars.

And I knew it at that point, I realise now, though I was still tricking myself into thinking I would put the deposit on a house or similar. It wasn’t until I got home and heard everyone talking about how bad the first-buyers market is now that it slowly solidified in my mind.

Almost four months later I am completing a fast-track first semester of a music performance course. I’m deferring second semester for several reasons, not least of which being the several aggravating factors that currently exist there. Mainly though, I need to get back into teaching. I need money. I need time to work on The Project.

It’s gonna take money and time.

I’m gonna try to limit myself to three days of supply a week. That should raise enough money to fund The Project and provide time to run it.

Did I tell you I was building a studio? Yeah, sorry, I meant to mention it. I’ll show you pictures soon. It’s nothing special. Just my old music room renovated. A place to play and jam and write and record and teach. I bought a cheap but pretty good Pearl kit. I bought a Marshall. It was way out of my price range but I couldn’t help myself. I’ve got my eye on this gorgeous blonde Maton electric, but the money’s running thin right now and soon I’ll need a car. Some of my software has arrived already and I’ve started sketching out some of the tracks. I’ll pick the rest up soon.

It’s always been about the music. Until now I thought Project Lifestyle might be about balance or some such but I see now it’s all about rockin’ this thing out. I do hope to find and maintain some balance throughout. Y’know, social, physical, mental, etcetera, all that malarkey. But I really have to do this music thing. All these songs bubbling out. Crying to be made. I wanna play guitar!

So, Project Lifestyle: Phase 1:

a) Joining or forming a band for immediate (or near enough thereto) paid gigging.
b) Recording a demo of five originals and recruiting band members for writing, gigging, recording and touring.
c) Signing up with Tracer for part time supply work.
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  1. Old Comment
    judih's Avatar
    yay! a plan
    break a leg, twitch. it all sounds marvellous
    Posted 09-20-2008 at 12:40 AM by judih judih is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Twitch's Avatar
    yay! affirmation.
    thanks for the smile, judih.
    Posted 09-20-2008 at 02:33 AM by Twitch Twitch is offline
  3. Old Comment
    green's Avatar
    rock out twitch here's to your dreams coming true.

    ~green
    Posted 09-20-2008 at 01:50 PM by green green is offline
  4. Old Comment
    whimsical's Avatar
    It's a solid plan twitch, it allows you time, place and space to enjoy your progress.
    Posted 09-20-2008 at 02:43 PM by whimsical whimsical is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Twitch's Avatar
    rock on, green, dreams are to be dreamed
    thanks for the support, whimsicle
    Posted 09-24-2008 at 09:46 AM by Twitch Twitch is offline
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    MysticButterfly's Avatar
    Yay!!!
    Somewhere in Florida is a girl toasting to your endeavors! Best of luck, and keep the faith!

    Posted 09-26-2008 at 04:27 PM by MysticButterfly MysticButterfly is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Twitch's Avatar
    Woot! Thank you too...
    Posted 09-29-2008 at 07:26 AM by Twitch Twitch is offline
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    Harlequin's Avatar
    Well do you sell Tshirts yet? My wardrobe can use a new Tshirt, the other 1,056 ones feel lonely...
    Posted 10-12-2008 at 06:56 AM by Harlequin Harlequin is offline
 
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