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Sharing More of What Matters

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Greetings, all. The last few days have been unexpectedly wonderful for me. It feels strange to write that, considering all that’s going on in the UK with the Brexit crisis, but, of course, knowing that a God exists who is above any political and economic difficulties means that I’m probably a lot less fearful and depressed than many of my fellow countrymen and women.

The reason why I say things have been ‘wonderful’ is because the Lord prompted me to revisit a bunch of CDs that have been gathering dust in my flat ever since I moved in (and were in my previous accommodation before I moved here). The CDs include backups of files from old computers that I’ve owned, as well as the master recordings from music projects I’ve been involved in in the past, and some miscellaneous stuff, including music by friends I used to work with, and some photography projects I was once involved in.

I purchased an external CD player on Amazon that I could plug into my MacBook, and started working my way through all these CDs, inspecting the contents of each one. It was an incredibly interesting and enlightening endeavour, and I loved the process of rediscovering all this creative work and deciding what might still be relevant and useful.

One of the highlights was finding lots of music and videos from my old band, Marconi’s Voodoo. This is work that I put a huge amount of love and time and effort into, but that has never found an audience due to the fact that the band split up and parted ways before we had a strategy for releasing it.

Also amongst the content on the CDs was poems, erotic writings (!), letters of complaint to various people, artistic creations, and a whole lot more. I’m prayerfully and thoughtfully considering how I’m going to use all of this wonderful content which captures in a significant way my raison d’être — the reason why God created me.

I’m so very proud of and excited by all this content, but I want to share it with others in such a way that important things don’t get lost (due to me sharing too much at once), and I also want to put it all in context and explain why so much of it is very relevant to the current political situation in the UK and across the world.

I already added an Art page to the blog this week, so that’s a start. And I’ve been working on collating and organising the whole body of musical works that I’ve created and contributed to, so I’ll be sharing more about that soon too. The difficulty is trying to find a way of sharing all this stuff that doesn’t make me seem like yet another person hustling to try and become rich and famous. I have no desire for wealth or fame — all of my creative work has always been about honest expression and changing the world for the better.

I hope that the pieces of work that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks will be of interest to you, and I also hope to engage with some of you in relation to your own content, as blogging should never be a one-way-street, and I know what a talented and creative bunch my readers are. Things have been rather hectic of late, so if I’m behind on ‘liking’ and ‘commenting’ on your blog posts, please don’t be mad at me, I’m doing my best to keep up.

The last thing I’d like to mention (I almost forgot!) is that my new book ‘Big Ideas from Ancient Greece’ is now available and I’m going to be running a price promotion on that book in the coming week. So stay tuned if you’re interested in reading it. Here’s a link to its page on Amazon where you can check out the cover, blurb, etc.

God bless you and have a wonderful week. I’ll be posting again soon.

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