Over the last few weeks, there’s been alot of change, alot of writing, and alot of general creativity happening. I’ve been writing consisantly for about 6 or 7 months, tryin to write “that” track that has been eluding me for the last few weeks.

Good news is that I think I have the basis of an album now that I would happily put my heart and soul into creating, promoting and performing. From what I have learnt in my time in the music industry, that there are so many musicians these days, all writing, all recording and releasing albums. The market is 100% saturated, and there is very little for the general public to differentiate between what “could” be good, or what could “could” be bad. I guess in my head, the longer I take to create music that I would be proud to call my debut album, the better. There’s a fine line between taking too long, and constantly changing things, and really not getting anywhere and to what I am doing. I am writing, not pre-producing. I’m demoing my own tracks at home through my own Pro-Tools. There’s no pressure, and the only limitations are the limitations I give myself. But in saying that, I have given myself a deadline of 2009!

I’ve said all along to anyone who is interested, that in order for me to write a song, I must be able to perform it with conviction and love, as I an author would their book. Each song that I have ever written has a place in my heart, and has a story that for me had to be told. I wrote a song in early April about a football (soccer to all the Australians reading this!) match in Sheffield in 1989 between my favourite football club, Liverpool FC and Nottigham Forrest. The match ended after 15minutes due to a crush in an area of the football ground, resulting in the deaths of 96 innocent people. The good people of Liverpool naturally wanted to know what had happened to cause such a tradegy, but the Police never came forward and charges eluded the decision makes of that day. The song is called “The Truth”.

I will record a version of this song, and place it on the site in the next few weeks. I’ll post more when I get a chance, but have a look around the new website! If you spot something that is not working, please email me on gerry@minuscircus.com. I would honestly love to get some of your feedback :-)

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  1. I don't believe a word of it.

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