This week was all about picking up something I left behind me 4 years ago.
As you all know I’ve been working in a warehouse, but the job has been so demotivating I decided to dig deep in the back of my mind, find the bit of knowledge I had laying around about the web/print world and get back to what I used to love doing back in the days, graphics design and building websites.
I noticed I have a lot to catch up to since I have been out of the game for quite a while. But I am willing to study my way through online tutorials/articles to be on top of my game soon. I started working on my new website, and actually everything went a lot smoother than I thought. I’ve already thrown it online (except for the news, blog and media sections that are all under construction). It started a while ago when I designed my girlfriends new event companies logo and corporate identity / business card. She is going to be rocking Zwolle’s socks soon with an event. I won’t make it public yet, but I am also involved.
I was asked by Studentertainment to design a poster for a poetry/music/story night in a café and it’s about done and they’re purrrrty happy with it. So it’s going the right way I guess. I am just going to try and build up a nice portfolio and offer my services to starting companies or settled that need a revamp of their website or corporate identity.
I had some time on my hands (made sure I did) so I decided to record a new cover, Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team” was my choice and I am happy with the outcome. If you haven’t seen it yet, feel free to click the video below! I Worked with the chords a bit, throwing in some minor changes that were more “me” and somehow WE managed to grab together over 25000 views in 4,5 days. Thank you! AWESOME!
I went to chill over at my buddy and band member Tim de Wijk to play a little bit of FIFA on the Xbox360 and discuss some new music. We decided we need to freshen up the live set and switch up the covers we do, add a slow/minimal part in the show where I play ballads to let the vocal shine and also came to the conclusion that I really needed to get working on a bridge for a cool rnb/disco kind of tune I wrote with good vibes. Sounds like a weird genre when I type it out. But it is what it is and the song is called “Jealousy”. I wrote it with a guy from Sweden called Robert Habolin.
I asked my keys player Alexander Klement to work out a piano arrangement for True Friends, cause I am working on getting it released as a special Christmas download. A real recorded, mixed and mastered version of my song. With just piano (and maybe record live strings, still in doubt) and my vocal. He did a great job and I will be going back and forth with Guido Maat this week to add and adjust it a bit.
This next week will be all about studying some design, looking for a new J.O.B and also look for some possible clients to do some designing for, writing/finishing songs and planning the rest of December.
PS I am also thinking about recording a new cover this week. I don’t want to leave you all hanging too long this time. I feel bad about the last couple of months.