I did my first ever session yesterday recording a radio commercial in Sydney. It was, frankly, hilarious. When you are working with fabulous musicians who also happen to be good friends, you get the job done and then have time to muck around also (although I did worry at the time I was mucking around a bit too much, but they know me well enough to keep me in check). I kept wanting to put pirate noises in but for some reason they just weren’t going for it. However, I got props for my excellent clapping and clicking skills. All those years of conservatoire training are seriously paying off, folks.
____ In 2005 I found myself in London, broke, constantly sick, and working in a job I hated. I had dropped out of Uni and run away from Australia years earlier, and had had a mind-boggling succession of actually-I'm-not-going-to-share-them-on-a-professional website adventures. But I looked up one day and realised I really wasn't happy with my life. "So if you're going to change things," I asked myself, "what is the dearest dream you once had? What is it worth turning everything around for?"