The Importance of Self Reliance (NSFW)

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF RELIANCE: My plan to bring world peace is 100% guaranteed or your money back. A stupid song for stupid times…. parental advisory content… don’t share with your kids, or show my mum. Thanks.

I wrote this a while ago, but it can be constantly updated and after resting it from my live set for a long time I played it recently and the audience seemed to love it. So I hastily recorded a version. Hope you enjoy it – you can get the song on Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes etc.

All best.

Matt

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Ed Sheeran’s Number One

Hello everyone. While recording my latest song, Ed Sheeran’s Number One, I thought I’d run my camera. And, lo, I have created a BBC Four Greatest Albums Ever type video to accompany the tune which you can also buy here or listen to for free here.

It’s not anti-Ed. I ain’t got no beef with Ed, it’s just quite a ludicrous situation. And a nice tune. Have a listen…

Echo Chamber – Free Download

Hello! I’ve recorded a little song about social media echo chambers, so I called it Echo Chamber. Have a listen and download it for free…

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a short album about stuff

It’s here at last. I’m really proud of this; it’s not an out and out comedy record, just a mix of songs I really like. It’s been lovingly recorded, mixed and mastered. Have a listen, hope you enjoy it…

 

 

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New Year, New Me, You or Something…

Hello

Happy New Year.  Can I stop saying that yet?  I’d like to stop saying it. Not in a negative sense, it’s not as if I don’t want to send out positive vibes, but I’d just like to avoid January clichés.  And yet I know in about a week’s time I’ll be writing an email, struggling for a pleasant throwaway opening and I’ll think about typing something like that. Writing this will cement my resolve not to do so.

It’s a strange time in the world of television.  Unless you’re in production everything goes quiet from mid-December through to about mid-January.  Decisions unmade before Christmas will linger well into the new year and it can feel like being in limbo, purgatory or on hold to your internet service provider which has taken your direct debit payment, but still can’t seem to get you logged on for a week.

I’m trying to stimulate the start of the year by reading, writing, watching stuff and catching up with people in a bid to forge a great myth in my own head… that 2015 will be the best year ever.  The fact that I’m typing this in bed in no way negates the fact.  Absolutely not.

So good luck if you’re picking up on unfinished projects from 2014 or creating new ones.  I am confident 2015 will be your best year ever.

Oh and just a quick mention for Arts Emergency, a charity I support which is doing a great job campaigning for the arts and giving young people from less privileged backgrounds access and information about the arts and media.  Have a look at what they do.  It’s good.

Can I still say that I hope you had a great Christmas?

Best wishes to you all.

Matt