My life is a torrent of activity. It's always been this way. The only thing is, it's weird activity. If I was a clever web bod like Mark Zuckerberg, with a few lucky breaks I'd be a millionaire by now. Easily. Y'know, because of my natural genius. What? Shut up.
But instead I produce exhibitions of strange broken words (my work with Art Works Manchester) or have a breakdown about balloons at a bunch of Indiana Jones fans (Flim Night) or shout the word "hat" continuously at a startled crowd (The Lowry's After Hours). Yes, all these things happened.
Why can't I just invent Facebook like normal people? Everyone else does that all the time and they become billionaires every day.
Anyhoo, in the free time I do have, I've been scouring Discogs for albums I used to own but had forgotten about. I stumbled across the Positiva Ambient Collection. I knew this album inside-out but forgot it after some scrote stole all my CDs in the mid-90s.
It triggered some memories on Twitter...
Suddenly remembered this. I played it to death 20 years ago. The Positiva Ambient Collection. http://t.co/WeyGF36LDe pic.twitter.com/g6oG5ChhBY— Fat Roland (@FatRoland) September 22, 2015
@FatRoland I think all of my Positiva records were awful.— jazzbo (@jazzbo32) September 22, 2015
@FatRoland I remember a Positiva cover mount tape was one of the first things to set me on my path.— Simon Whight (@fourfourfun) September 22, 2015
I love all the stuff I do, even if it won't make me rich. But I need to find time to focus my creative energies. Give myself some aims. Take the energy of Edinburgh and turn it into a bit of a masterplan. I may even make a list, although I guess that would be admin.
What this old Positiva album has given me is some slow-down music. A soundtrack for thinking. Watch this space as I come up with a kind-of Fat Roland strategy, all to the sound of The Irresistible Force's Sky High. And you never know, I may even get round to checking my emails.