Testing, Testing…Is This Thing On?

It’s been seven months since the last post and I have a fairly decent explanation for my absence: I’ve been busy.

I’ve been busy with work, family, travel, music, and of course, writing, since that’s what I do for a living. And I’m fortunate to have this life.

Work-wise, I’m still doing 9-to-5 at a publishing company in Taipei, and freelancing on the side, which makes it possible for me to do everything else.

My son Henry is now five and a half years old and in kindergarten. My wife Janice recently started a new, hopefully much better job.

Drawing_03Musically, I’ve become as active as I’ve been in at least 10 years, and two months ago began playing a weekly solo gig at a cool joint in Taipei.

Writing…yeah, I’ve been writing every day. The freelance situation has been hit-or-miss; mostly miss. It’s not for a lack of effort though.

The problem with me and writing is simple. I’m only interested in writing about what I’m interested in writing about. Unless there’s cash involved.

Even when money is the motivation, the material has to be within a certain set of parameters. If nothing else, I know myself.

Anyway, I have a backlog of stuff that was written for other publications and for whatever reason – like the previous post – didn’t get accepted.

In some cases, I wrote something and then decided not to send it to anybody. Christ, you have no idea how often that happens.

Additionally, I’ve been sitting on a small mountain of (recorded) original music and want to get that out for the few people who might want to hear it.

I feel like I’ve fallen into a nasty habit of letting stuff sit “in the can” for too long, and it’s now time to make some room in the ole storage space.

So the next few posts – might be more than a few, actually – will consist of material that needs to be set free, for lack of a better term.

At some point, I’ll get around to talking about the solo gig and what that’s all about. It’s been…interesting.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading.

By Christian Adams

Writer and musician in South East Asia

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