2011 is dead. Long live 2012. Happy New Year folks !
In true rock & roll fashion I was tucked up in bed last night as the clock struck midnight, trying to keep the dog from going mental and having a heart attack from the fireworks going off outside. They love loud fireworks in Spain, especially near to the beach where we live. I wouldn’t mind if they were the pretty ones that the kids could look at.. these are just massive bombs going off in darkness, practically over our roof. I stayed awake an extra hour, just long enough to see in New Year for the UK crew. I gave a little cheer in my head and fell asleep.
I woke up bright and early to clear, crisp blue skies and the serenity of a quiet estate. It’s always quiet here apart from national holidays or, of course, the summer. The first thing I did was to check Traxsource. Christmas 2010 saw Soul Central at number 1 with the remixes of Song for Sharma. We just missed out this year for a Christmas No. 1 although I can happily say that we are the first number 1 of 2012 on Traxsource. It is funny how people think it is going to make me rich, I’d like to think this opens up a plethora of gigs, remixes, opportunities and more. Fact of the matter is, it probably won’t bring anything new ‘to the table’. Again, who knows ? Let’s wait and see !
I have added a couple of new images to the homepage of my website to give it a slight change of appearance, although everything still works exactly the same (If nothing looks any different, refresh your screen). Respect to Benjamin @ Artillery for creating the site in the beginning, I have learnt a lot from him and the site, so much so that in a few weeks the new look Vocal Booth Weekender site will go live. It’s a project I did all by myself and one I am quite proud of, even though it is fairly straight forward, it still threw some challenges at me that I was happy to finally conquer. Thanks to Renato @ Mitra & Walti Communications for getting me the domain to begin with.
I’ve done a couple of runs over the holiday period and am now keen to get back into my running, squash and the gym. I have set up a group on Facebook for all my friends who want to motivate each other… if you want to get involved then join here.
The kids just woke up and we had a New Year group hug and dance.. I’ve lost my train of thought. I’m only rambling now anyway. I just wanted to wish you (again) all the best for the year and wouldn’t even dream of telling you there are only 8 more pay days until the Vocal Booth Weekender. If you have a pay-day that is ! I think 2012 is going to be a very tough one for a lot of people financially, together we’ll beat the bastard.
I hope the world doesn’t end this year as everyone keeps predicting.
Dr Bob Jones is a name that is synonymous with so many firsts in the UK’s Soul/Jazz/Funk/House Music Scenes.