Inching ever closer...


Hello to you all, and welcome back to my blog.

I bet you'd forgotten about me, hadn't you? Well, I'm still here but I've been so incredibly busy that finding time, or quite frankly the motivation to write something has been somewhat difficult.

So enough excuses, here I am. Just over one week away from finishing for Easter, and oh my goodness I really cannot wait. It feels like this term at uni has been such a long one, and whilst this is week only week 10, I'm ready for a break. The same thing happened last term, in the week or two approaching Christmas my brain slowly started to just give up ever so slightly, leaving my wondering if I'm actually cut out for university life. I am, don't worry. Each time I finish a piece of work it's like a small glimmer of hope that the end is near, and I can't wait. I really can't. It'll be kind of sad once the year is over, because by the end of May my first year will be well and truly over. I have to move out of my flat, return home, wait until I can move into my house and then start all over again in October. Crazy. That's at least 4 months, a quarter of a year that I won't be doing anything. Well, not unless I find myself something to do, either work, or a project, or something like that.

Am I enjoying myself? Of course I am. There's always something to do, and whilst days can get a little stressful, I'm always happy to be here, doing what I'm interested in, finding new interests and working with new people.

So what's actually happened these past few months? I'd like to say not a lot, but that's perhaps down to my brain being just about done for the day, or maybe I just can't think. Let's start with February.

It was amazing. Seriously. Wow. Didn't want it to end.

February was a pretty good month actually, I got to go see Frank Turner for the first time ever and oh my god it was absolutely incredible. Later that month I got to go into the studio with the band I'm in, The Empires, and that was brilliant. We recorded six tracks, all with the help of my friend Jack Martin, who did an amazing job, by the way. Seriously, if you ever want to do some studio recordings, but don't know what you're doing, he's the man to talk to. Six tracks in 11 hours is pretty impressive if you ask me, and it sounds really good too. It took me a couple of weeks to mix everything, and it's not perfect, but I'm quite proud of it. You can download those tracks here - Clicky! - or you can listen on our Soundcloud, here - Clicky! - Enjoy!

This past month has mainly been assessments, doing work and stressing. But, besides all that, I actually put some woodworky-crafty skills to use and put myself a bass guitar together, which was quite fun actually. It took the best part of one evening and one morning, and was much easier than anticipated.

I made something and it works! Hooray!

So, all that's left to do now is finish my work, finish helping my flatmate with her film, (I get to be a pirate which is cool), pack things for a two-three week break, have that break, then come back to uni for another two-three weeks and then I'm finished.

I can do this.

- Anthony.


  1. That guitar looks like a kick*ss :D :D

    1. Hi! So sorry that I've never even seen or replied to your comment. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. I'm still using it, gigging with it whenever I can.


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