Sunday, 10 May 2015

The 2015 plan (and how it's coming along)

Hello friends,

We are already a nice chunk into 2015 (and if you are reading this in the future it is quite possible the whole year is long since finished and the ants were successful in taking over the planet, all hail the Ant overlords!) so it's time to share the plan.
Note to self :
Remember to breath.

If you have come here hoping for some insider information into the workings of the world, then you are in the wrong place, this is a big plan, but it's not a global conspiracy kind of plan, it bares little to no resemblance to any secret sinister cabals working in underground bunkers, and it contains very little information about the impending insect uprising. This is more of a personal plan of what I (Andy Jackson) will be doing this year.

Just to quickly bring anyone new here up to speed, this year has already been a cluster-crumpet of things happening (to me). The first part of the year has been mainly spent creating new material, which is still not in any state to share with the world, it's just taking a shower, then it's probably going to take a few months to get dressed and sort out it's make up before strutting out onto the world stage. Estimated time of arrival : August this year. More details to follow.


The other first part of this year has seen the release of my mini-album 'Tea in Paradise'
This is available to buy on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and the like. You would be doing me such an honour if you bought a copy of it, and obviously you would be putting your money into an independent musical tributary rather then the main-stream (little water gag for you there, free of charge, unlike water).

There are 8 original songs on the record, including the massive hit single 'Otherwise' (it was a massive hit in an alternative dimension, trust me). It was all made independently by independent people (mainly me, and some production assistance from Mr. Donny Stax).

This leads me nicely onto my the next bit of the plan. Since 'TiP' is available I plan to release some acoustic busker versions of the songs, not all the songs (some can not be done acoustic), but there will be me and my red guitar versions of 'Take it Easier', 'Love Defined', 'Where's the Time?', 'Your Decision' and 'Fish Gotta Dream'. The title track 'Tea in Paradise' was written around an improvised organ piece so doesn't really translate well into a guitar song, and 'Otherwise' sounds really empty and boring on guitar (in my opinion, and since I'm the one recording them, I get to decide, so meeeh).

Coming up next month is the release of Donny Stax & [adj]'s remastered record 'Fine - Special Edition'. Originally released back in 2012, 'Fine' represents the forming of How Bout That Records and contains 12 original hip hop with a chorus guy tunes. Donny Stax and myself (under my artist name [adj] rather then Mr. Jackson) have used the skills we have picked up in the 3 years since making the record to go back in and tweek it up to a new level. More details in the upcoming weeks.

Right, I had better get back to practice and let you get on with your day, thanks for your time, love ya.

As a treat for being so nice and reading this far, here is an acoustic cover of Space Oddity by the amazing David Bowie.
Peace and infinite love
Mr. Jackson

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Tea in Paradise available from all good online music stores (and some bad ones too)

Hello friends,

So, Tea in Paradise, the record by Mr. Jackson (that's me, the guy writing the blog) is available to buy from all good online music stores (and several bad online music stores too). I would love it if you bought a copy for yourself, and then get several more copies for your friends and family, also maybe get a couple of copies for your pets (the album has tested positive with most species of house pet, including but not limited to: cat, dog, bird, lizard, house monkey, albino snails, rodents (both wild and lab variety), and of course the tiny hippo).

So, with purchasing up to 25 copies in mind, here are the relevant links:

Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/tea-in-paradise/ - Itunes is the most famous place to get music from these days, or so I am told by this iphone that stalks me in my dreams. If you go to itunes and search for 'Tea in Paradise', it will come up, because it's there (i've seen it with my own nose).

Amazons - (link not available yet, it's coming apparently, or so the monkeys tell me)

Googles - GooglesTeainParadiselink don't forget, Google sees all you do, they know everything so we might as well just surrender and buy a copy of Tea in Paradise from them directly.

If you're a total Geezer and like to use Deezer then you need this link here http://www.deezer.com/album/10166304 - apparently it's album number 10166304, which is such a high number I don't even know how you say it, but I think it might be a lucky number in some cultures.

Tea in Paradise is also available in loads of other places, ones that you probably know more about then me, so next time you are browsing the spotification napmaster mp3land just give 'Tea in Paradise' a little purchase, every time you do a kitten is saved (it's some agreement thing going on, I can't really discuss it here).

So what are you getting for your hard earned dollar? Well my friend, you will be getting this:
 Tea in Paradise - by Mr. Jackson

This was the album I made last year, who am I? well, my name is Andy Jackson, and I make music, I've been doing it for a long time, this is a mini album (think midgets) I made last year. It has 8 songs on it, all of which I wroted myself using my brain and that.

I also made a video for the song 'Otherwise', it can be found later on in this very blog, be warned though, the video will entice you in further and may cause you to purchase as many as 300 copies of the record (it has been known).

So that itunes link you were looking for is right here by clicking the word here or there


also Tradio has a page of my music http://tradiio.com/mr-jackson-adj

Wow, so many links, so little time to buy so many copies of the same record, you had better get cracking. Thank you for your time.

Oh yeah, just quickly, I forgot to tell you that you are AMAZING and you need to remember that, don't let anyone tell you otherwise, they don't know anything, take it from this random blog by a busker with smelly feet.

Here is the 'Otherwise' video I promised you earlier, go buy a copy of Tea in Paradise, peace out.

Mr. Jackson
(more blogs about new things coming soon, I promise...love ya)

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The genuine for real 'Tea in Paradise' cover - Album coming very soon

Hello friends,

First off, I am deeply sorry for having not posted much lately, it has been a time of much creative mulching, ideas have been bubbling away in a large metaphorical pot of imagination stew, it is smelling lovely, but it's not quite ready to be served.

In the meantime however, I am going to actually release the record I did last year 'Tea in Paradise'. Here is proof positive, the album cover!

If that isn't proof enough for you, then here is the back cover as well.



So, as you can see, there are 8 tracks. You can preview hear much of it right here on my reverbnation player thing.

I'm just ironing out the itunes process, working out who best to release with and all that maguffin, but it shouldn't take too long and then it will be available for everyone in the world to buy, which I am quite sure they will. It will probably crash the internet with how popular it's going to be when it arrives, I am expecting to top the world charts, probably even the galaxy charts, hell, if things go my way I could even win a universal music award (I've heard on the nap vine that I am a shoe in).

So prepare yourself for a world changing music event - Mr Jackson 'Tea in Paradise' coming to an internet near you (probably the one you are using right now)

Thanks for your time
Love you
Mr Jackson [adj]

Saturday, 28 February 2015

5 Shocking facts that will change your life forever

Hello friends,

We all want meaning, something tangible to hang our experiences on, shocking revelations that will free us from our personal prisons, liberate us from our burdening questions and deliver us to some place  new, wiser and less prisony. You have come here for facts, shocking ones that will change your life forever... so here they are...

1. Truth is a lie

Anything you think is true, isn't. It just isn't true, you think it's true, but in reality all truth is merely a guess, filtered through a device, in this case, you. Human beings are tools to experience existence, and truth is relative to the tool experiencing it.

2. Nothing is real

That's right, none of it, not a single thing is real. Everything is the same, it's all energy spinning around, jiggling about, bumping into each other and creating further energy to join the dance. Our reality is motion that never stops moving. Reality is just another human truth/lie

3. You are usually right

Even when you are horribly wrong, you are usually right. You are always both wrong and right, there is no separation, both of these are just human truth/lies. Every decision we make is the right one, the outcome might not be favourable, but it will always be the way the energy intended to jiggle.

4. Pay attention more

This energy dance gives out lots of clues, like a giant complex puzzle waiting to be solved. Pay close attention, especially in the moments that you usually switch off, that's when the magic happens, when you aren't paying attention.

5. Don't pay attention to me

What do I know? Nothing, well, nothing really worth knowing. I'm just an explorer on this planet spinning around the sun, like you. Every second is filled with so much energy jiggling, and I can only observe a tiny fraction of it in one tiny section of this massive planet in this massive galaxy, what real knowledge could I ever amass from this minuscule vantage point? Nothing, that's what.

A sink, not an eye...
peace and infinite love
Andy

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Still hibernating

Hello friends,

Quick message from hibernation, just to let you know that I am indeed still alive, just very very sleepy. I find winter to be the best time for quiet introspection, taking the time to check in with myself and make sure everything is working properly and all set for some adventures later in the year when it's warmer and less ice rainy.

I want to shift my creative focus somewhat this year, still making music but leaning more towards film making. It's been a long time since 'Otherwise' got painstakingly pulled into existence, and it turned out pretty good. It's time for further exploration of the form.

I want to one up myself this year, make better animated video's, and start to make some proper live action stuff too. Abi and I want a proper camera, a big fat juicy HD recording lovely film style camera to make big epic awesome film things. Also we want to start mixing the art forms together, it's all in it's early stages at the moment, it's all pre production behind the scenes style stuff right now, since we don't have the camera yet, but soon, soon my friends, there will be something new.

Until then though, it's still hibernation station, writing, preparing etc.

Also also, I have been working with Mr Donny Stax to remaster and restore the classic tracks we did together a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. How Bout That Records will re-release the 3 albums 'Fine', 'Free Music (Donate Now)' and 'Self Aware' with bonus tracks and goodies etc later this year. It's gonna be a big year (technically it will be the same size year as every other year that has gone before, but metaphorically it's going to be a BIG one).
Back in your hole birdy

So don't watch this space at the moment, nothing much is happening here, but in a few months it will be back up and kicking out the new videos and songs and who knows what (mainly the first two, it's hard to say much about the 'knows what' right now).

Peace and infinite love to you

Mr Jackson (Andy, [adj])

- now returning to nap mode.






Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hibernation time

Hello friends,

Soz I've been so quiet on the old blog front, it's been a busy old time and none of that time has been put aside for blog construction. Also, none will be put aside for any blog construction over the next couple of months I'd imagine.

I am hibernating, collecting up the imagination and working on something new. Not gonna share it with you yet, it's a work in progress. I'll get back to you on that in the future.

No blog-a-day-athon this year, I can't be bothered.

Right, that's business taken care of, back to sleep.

Peace and infinite pillows

Mr Jackson

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The best of my tweets from the last few weeks (now THAT's poetry!)

Hello friends and other people I've never met,

Welcome to the lazy blog that is gonna recycle content from my twitter feed, hopefully it will make you laugh and I don't need to actually put the effort in to write a proper blog (I can't be bothered right now, I've got stuff to do). So here we go






Van Morrison in a Morrisons Van #UltimateTourStopsForBands
Tom Waits at the bus stop #UltimateTourStopsForBands

Weezer in an Asthma Clinic

Placebo at a double blind science experiment
The Mamas and the Papas at the PTA meeting


Elbow on my elbow


Ninja
Bounty Hunter

The Samaritans
Justin Bieber's life coach

Porn set fluffer
Heart Surgeon
Yoga Instructor (You can't do it, just give up)
Lollypop Lady

Bomb disposal officer

Optimist


Scratch my Itch Up

20th Century Buoy
I kissed a Gull (and I liked it, the taste of it's fishy beak thing)

I am the Wall Rust (whose idea was it to get metal walls?)
Everybody Burps

Glory-hole lotta love

A Horse with no legs


Logans Walk

The Nappening

The Sixth Fence

Around the Room in 80 days

The Italian Part Time Job

Cents and Cents Ability

American Typo

Return to the Library After Reading

Stair Wars : A New Carpet

Dude, Where's my shoes?

And finally


A Morgan of Free Men

As you can tell, I do like a twitter game or two, in fact, it's the best thing to do on twitter in my humble opinion.

Thanks for visiting, you are a wonderful person

Peace and infinite love

Mr Jackson (Andy, [adj])
I write all my tweets underwater, which of course is a lie