Saturday, December 22, 2012

X & Y Bar

This week has been quite busy. Actually this whole month has been quite busy.
On Monday I had my MRI scan, I wasn't worried about it until I got there and they told me I HAD TO GET A CONTRAST INJECTED INTO ME. I THOUGHT THERE WAS NO NEEDLES INVOLVED. Okay so I freaked.

I'm not scared of needles... just it going through my inner arm is what bothered me... and they wouldn't let me take it any other way.

Anyway the machine was actually quite scary too. It was real noisy and loud and shook me about while my head was locked up into this cage thing. Lol a claustrophobic would have nightmares in there.

I've just been fishing a lot in my spare time as well. It keeps me relaxed during these stressful times. I also caught a massive 40cm bream. Bigger than any of the bream the boys have caught! I was so happy. I was catching everything inedible and small up until that breadwinner.

I had rehearsals too for my big day on Wednesday. It was my music video launch at X&Y Bar in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. We had SOOOOO many frustrations and technical difficulties that day but in the end it was a great turn out, a great night and probably my most favourite gig as of yet. I had a lot of fun. Even all the workers and sound guy bought my album. I can't wait to record again, I had such a positive response from my new songs (I played 3 new ones that night) that I can't wait to get back into the studio so I can share it properly with everyone. I love my band too. They are more than I could've asked for!

I also had another gig on Friday night as well. It was hot and sweaty and I played to about 10 people haha. But you still gotta give it your all no matter how different the crowd and vibe is... because I sold 2 albums at that gig and that was unexpected because of such a small crowd.

November/December has been so busy and tiring for me but my tour is nearly over. One show left now. But... then I have one like 5 days later and then a few more after that.. so it doesn't really feel like I get a break like I planned for January haha.

However, I do have a road trip planned for January 1st until I have to go back to school. My uni friends are I are trekking down to Melbourne and then up through Sydney and then back to the Gold Coast. They thought I was crazy that I wanted to go to the countryside on my own for my 21st. I still wanna do that.. lol.

Keeping busy has kept my heart off my mind.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


And he's off again.

I came down to Melbourne for one day, slightly excited by the fact that we had made afternoon/dinner plans after my gig.

I didn't hear from him for one week. He didn't answer his calls or reply to my messages. I felt totally devastated at my gig that I was on the verge of crying, but that just meant I threw out an emotional performance and the audience response was good. I just thought maybe he'd swing by, that he was ignoring me to surprise me. All just wishful thinking.

Instead of what I thought were my premeditated Melbourne plans, I went to a lovely gig with fellow artists I played with, Maddison and Nay to go support some other independent bands. I drank Sailor Jerry rum and coke and tried to numb how sad I felt.

Oh well, it was too good to be true. I just wish he
1) had the respect to tell me he needed space or changed his mind about seeing me or whatever it was
2) left me alone if this is what he was going to put me through again
3) I don't have a number 3 but I wonder what happened in his head or what evil scheme he was up to

All I can do is tell myself that this pain is great for my music, and it really has been! The afternoon gig brought on some new fans and a Foxtel TV host said he'd slip me into his newsletter and pass my album onto his radio friend.
Too much flying for my guitar...

Then I flew back up to Brisbane where the flight got delayed in the air for 3 hours. I went fishing with the boys from school to get my mind off things and we caught a stingray, shark and two breams. The rest of the week was spent studying hard for our last exam.

I think we all did pretty well in our exams due to cramming. Glad to have my first semester over!
Straight after my exams I drove home, packed my bags, went to the shops to grab 7 Time Off Magazines with my interview in it, grabbed dinner for mum and I then came home.

My friend came over to buy two tshirts, I ate my dinner, read my article then headed to the airport.

So busy busy! I will get to relax once the 21st is over!
The plane got delayed by 2 hours and then an additional extra hour was spent on the plane. So all up I spent 3 hours wasting time haha. I couldn't even sleep because there was the tallest lankiest boy next to me and I felt bad that he had such little space for his spider body, so I let him creep into my personal bubble a little.

Today I will go Christmas shopping and to the Regina Spektor concert.

Thanks for all the lovely comments. It was good to finally meet one of my Blog buddies, Anita at my gig! 

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