Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Peripheral hearing

I have been wanting to talk about this for some time. I often find that when I am putting a track together the levels of concentration can be really intense, so much so that you find yourself telling yourself  "I will have to give this a rest for a while". The amazing thing is that I probably notice more about the track when I am NOT concentrating so intensely. Literally playing the track and getting on with something else within ear shot, even sideways on often makes me notice something. The human brain is amazing at how much information it can pick up when you are not directly looking at or hearing something, you just have to trust it.


Sunday, 27 September 2015

The most of us

We see things, we feel things , we say things.
For the best part nobody notices, nobody listens, and for all our efforts little changes. So we find a safe place to operate and find some happiness somewhere where the people around us understand who and what we are.
These are our friends. The world keeps turning under the control of a select few and they are the one's who dont hear us....they never hear us.
They dont have to hear us because we mean nothing to them. They live in their Ivory Towers far from any of our concerns.........but at least we have friends.....and we see things, we feel things, we say things.

(Jason Mark Yates-Singer songwriter)

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Ralph Court Garden's HR7 4LU

I had a great time at this place today, many different small gardens each with a country as a theme.
Africa, Japan, and Italy where just some examples. There were also theme's like "The Medusa" and "Alice in wonderland". This is a great place for adults and kids. I dont want to elaborate too much and to be honest I dont think any photograph could capture the charm and magic that this place has.
 I walked through the Award winning restaurant and even before I got to the theme gardens I said to myself ..."This is already my favourite place !"
      Why not go and see for yourself ?

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Pascale Bigot

That's the name of an artist I came across today. It was a pleasure to come across her work today at an art exhibition in Great Witley Church. She has many skills whether it be teaching, creating great pastel pictures or even impressive jewelry creations. Art is art, whether its visual or audial as in my own case, and I have found that they live in a parallel universe. Colours like chords flow to create a feel and a mood, and with all the work on display I felt that.
 Thanks Pascale ! is her website...look her up !

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Singer Songwriters.

I absolutely love being a Singer songwriter, and realise what special company I am in. As singer songwriters we often live in our own musical world, and without the luxury of a band backing us and giving us a wall of protection. The stage is empty except for you and your instrument of choice, usually a Guitar or keyboard as you share your latest piece of yourself naked and exposed in front of your audience.
               I have read articles from famous musicians who went solo for a bet and how they said they would never do it again,...their most scary experience by far....yes that comfort blanket of having an orchestra or a team on stage with you is greatly noticed when you are a solo performer.
              However, the beauty of communicating straight from the heart, looking into the eyes of your audience, feeling and sharing moments that you both hold in common that you both secretly now know, is a special sharing that can only come from a work that was created from within yourself.
                A lonely existence but a meaningful one. I think most Songwriters I have come in contact with are very self motivated and glad to be independant and not shackled to anyone or anything that might change who they are. I think this set up was made for me as I understand loneliness only too well, and I'm not talking about the absence of people but rather the absence of being reached deep down where it matter's.  Maybe that's where we come in, the singer songwriters.....The voice reaching out from the darkness looking for an accomodating heart to say "Thank you, you dont know how much that song meant to me" we smile and think " I do"
Have a great weekend ! speak to you soon !