From the story “Christmas” by alexstorti. Read it on Backspaces.
From the story “Norfolk.” by alexstorti. Read it on Backspaces.
Everyone has an anchor.
At some point in your life, things become too fucked up.
You pass your tipping point, and in desperation, you reach out —
— and take hold of something. Anything.
Something that you can connect to. That you can understand. Relate with.
For some, it’s food. Or gaming. Or…
So about a week ago, I was lucky enough to get given the chance to appear in a Google Hangout live with a certain drummer, Cobus. First off, he is a totally rad and down to earth dude. Due to all five of us involved are spread across the globe; Canada, England, France, Norway and El Salvador, finding a time where we can all ‘hang out’ at the same time was a HUGE pain! After 80 emails, and two days of planning, we all decided we would go live 12pm (midnight) GMT.
Originally, the hangout was supposed to last twenty-thirty minutes. It eventually lasted one hour and twenty minutes. Although the hangout aired during a storm in El Salvador, and ended in the early hours of the morning for some, it was a great success!
Getting to chat to Cobus on a level I would talk to a friend was really surreal, but amazing. The dude is great and has started an fantastic project, bringing people across the world to California to make an album. I am very proud to say I am apart of this. Although the project funded in three days on kickstarter. Reaching it’s goal of $35,000, the funding is still going ahead so Cobus has more money to reach out to international musicians, and give them a fantastic experience! If you wish to learn more about the project, go here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cobus/my-youtube-band-project/posts/256802?ref=activity
The whole evening (morning) was a success and I met some great people. Talking to the drummer who inspired you to drum in the first place was incredible, and a lot of fun. Cobus made everyone feel comfortable and made the experience that bit better.
If you want to watch the hangout, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FLXOKfkUTQ73oQKLnM0hY6Qw&v=YD3JTzw2-9Y&feature=player_detailpage
Now to catch up on sleep!