Monday, July 27, 2009

New Songs for Download

So, it was quite a productive weekend... In addition to finishing Theories from Von Krahl on Saturday, I also finished Spirit Like You on Sunday and I've uploaded them both to Last.FM for free download

I was trying to decide whether to wait and put all the songs up for the EP at the same time or just put them up as I record them and I figured I've been so long getting around to recording them, that I might as well just put them up as and when they're born!

Omg I'm so tired today though! I think I was all hyped up from finishing the EP last night and I just laid in bed for 2 hours, waiting to fall asleep. Getting to sleep at night has never been my forte. Sleeping in the afternoon however or with my head against a speaker in Popstarz, now that's a diffferent matter entirely.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

First song for EP finished!


I finished the first song for the EP today - "Theories from Von Krahl". I'm so pleased! I started writing recording it back in March and hadn't done anything else to it until today where I thought "Right! I'm going to finish it off!" (I didn't really believe myself though!) But 8 hours, 1 shower, 4 pizza slices and 1 giant coffee mug later, it's done!

I feel like I'm on a roll now and I should be finishing off another...but not sure that's a good idea at this time in the evening... perhaps I should watch a film instead!

I already have a few acoustic songs recorded - I did a demo of 4 songs back in 2005 and then I'm putting together an acoustic album of some of my old songs and then I'm doing a covers EP as well. I'm going to put all the lyrics up here (apart from the covers!) with a brief explanation of what the songs about. The key word there is 'brief' and perhaps we shall add 'vague' too. I don't want any ex-boyfriends chasing me with sledge hammers...

Friday, July 24, 2009

First Post

Hi! I’m Web Sheldon!

I could say I’m a singer-songwriter but that would get me pigeon holed straight away so I’ll just say that I’m a singer, I write songs and I play music. I’m not claiming to be special or different from anyone else, but I would like to think I am not limited by genre. I can honestly say I like any kind of music from Bjork, to NWA, to Chopin, Metallica, Billie Holiday, ABBA, Loretta Lynn, Digitalism, Elis Regina… and I’d like to think that to some degree, that eclecticism is reflected in my own music,

My songs are like journals – whenever I feel a strongly about something, I’ll write some words down. Sometimes those words turn into songs, and sometimes they’re never more than just a few thoughts jotted on a bit of paper.

I’ve been playing solo as long as I can remember and I’ve been in a few bands along the way too; Shale (during College), Beyond Obsession (during University), Mothership, and Bilamie (whenever we’re in the same city!)

I’m originally from the UK but I’m living in Ireland at the moment in a small town – despite being a city boy at heart, I’m loving the serenity and it’s giving me a bit of time to reflect and write from the heart again. I’m pretty health conscious – I go jogging and to the gym on weekdays and I keep a food journal (this stops me eating Pizza every night!) So, what else? I work in studied Communications at Uni, I work in IT, I like red wine, going to music festivals, I think we can learn a hell of a lot from different cultures if we just take the time, I like looking at people’s handwriting, smelling electrical equipment and cooking.

I’ve kept personal blogs in the past but I intend for this to be just relating to my music. I’m going to post lyrics on here and maybe use it as a kind of news / general info kinda website. I guess it’s more of a personal space for me and for anyone that like my music and wants to read more about the songs.

So Hi!

...and thanks for dropping by.