Experiment: “How to cause spontaneous combustion to fans” - By Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston
i still think its funny when americans dont know what i mean when i say maccas
Yuyuan Erdos Plaza - 2013
Since my last post I’ve been asked quite a few questions about what I’ll be doing next but perhaps the most important one that wasn’t asked is where. The answer, at least for the short-term, is Shanghai.
Ever since I visited Shanghai for a few days in 2010 I’ve been desperate to come back for longer and this summer seemed like a pretty good opportunity. I got here last week, slightly unprepared for the current 41˚C heat-wave and I’ll be staying until October.
I’ve been writing a lot of music over the last few months and it made sense to go away for a while and focus on putting it together into something more like an album and potentially begin performing some of it live for the first time. For many reasons that will hopefully become more clear later, China felt like a good place to start.
Just before I left London though I did a short studio session to properly record my current favourite demo and I cannot wait to play everyone the results. Before I do however, I’ve got to make a few decisions since I don’t currently have a manager, a label or for now, even a legal way of accessing Facebook, Twitter or Youtube. Not sure why but The Great Firewall of China is doesn’t seem to care about Tumblr.
In the mean time if anyone wants to do karaoke with me in Shanghai, just drop me a line.
“What do you want from me?”
“To be friends.”
“We don’t need to be friends. We’re family.”