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2013 – End of Year Roundup

This year has been one for friends, new beginnings, new projects, success and failure. But with every let down something better has come from it and that’s how we should all think. One needs to be positive and always move forward, without hesitation, and remember that good things are always on the horizon.

This year has been a bit of a blur. I sold one car and bought two new ones, changed jobs, made success with Frantik (Whitecherry) and put Death Cap on the back burner whilst that was focused on. Next year I want to take both and make them bigger and better, so watch that space.

I have continued and focused on my workout regime. You can follow my fitness microblog there if you’re interested to hear my musings….

I am also still very involved with Club 85 in Hitchin and working with social media for Rhythms of the World. Music is still something I hold close to my heart.

I can’t remember much from 2012 so  I intend to make 2014 truly special.

Peace and good health to all,

Happy New Year

Toby

2011 – End of Year Roundup!

Wow! The end of another year is upon us….. and what a year it’s been. Some really good memories this year – I’ve enjoyed it immensely!

From having several great times with friends new and old (various posts), changing jobs (not going so well), getting a sports car (one of the best moments of the year) to replacing my stereo with a 1989 Sony model (view stereo setup) to enjoying many many happy driving days with the top down. I don’t think I can summarize in a few paragraphs …

Work on all my projects is going well, my Freelance IT work (Frantik) has really started to pick up and with the help of word of mouth everything else is going jolly well. Death Cap Records (my record label) is continuing to build and am starting to really get a feel as to what I want to get out of it. I am also working on another project which I really hope will materialize soon, will write more as it does!

I must also add that it’s continued to be a great pleasure doing work for Club 85 in Hitchin – big thanks go to Bob and everyone there. You’re my second family!

In October, the death of Steve Jobs (my post) hit me most probably worse than most people – Apple has been part of my life since I was around 11 and earlier, and has a lot to do with my interest in computers and more. My Dad got me into Macs, and we had a Quadra (I think) before getting an iMac 350 in 2001. Many, many, happy memories indeed.  I had a kind of emotional attachment to Steve and the Apple brand he had saved from 1997 onwards … as did many people … this also leads me to iTunes and the iPod – all devised by Steve whilst he was in charge of Apple again, and as you know, music is a big part of my life. So in one way or other – that day was very upsetting and I still can’t help well up when reading or watching about him… most recently when receiving his biography for Christmas… and indeed again now writing this (?!)

I think it would only be just to say in the words of Steve then:

Stay hungry, Stay foolish!

All the best for 2012, may it be the year of progress and good health!

P.S. Yes I am still single … any offers? :-)

The end of another year.

So another year is coming to a close, and what a year it has been. It feels as if it’s gone all so quick, but looking back, what I’ve done this year has been crazy.

I’ve not been away on a proper holiday at all, but the number of projects I’ve worked on and started out on properly has been great. My Freelance IT company: Frantik Freelance IT Support/Web Technologies has done pretty well considering I’ve squeezed it inbetween running Death Cap Records and my day job, and hope to continue successfully with that next year.

I’ve worked a great festival voluntarily as artist welfare person and look forward to working on it again :-) You should all check out Rythms of The World in Hitchin – great stuff!

During Autumn I came to work and manage Online Promotions for Club 85 in Hitchin (Facebook/Twitter/general web stuff) and have now become a permanent guest of the Club – My heart does lie there, and I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better. When I felt I had no one else to speak to I could always find a friendly face there. Thanks Bob, I really do owe you one!

My Distro Label, Death Cap Records continues to grow and I’m using the power that is Twitter to make loads of great connections, and I’m going to work my ass off getting stuff out to the Press – this will be the next big step. (If anyone is reading this, who happens to be in Music Press, and/or PR get in touch?!)

I’ve put the winter blues aside, given up on people I once classed as ‘friends’ and aim to continue with what I do best and hope to meet safe people on the way.

I wish you all a Happy Christmas, with lots of good cheer (and Beer, but not too much) and a very Happy New Year – all the best for 2010!

\M/

Toby