FIRST job of the day is contacting journalists in and around Belfast with info about my show on Friday 3 September.
Once done, I go about ‘unlisting’ the now cancelled Newcastle gig on Friday. I understand the venue’s position but am a little peeved that the show wasn’t even on their website until a week or two ago which doesn’t exactly build a buzz about a show…and while ticket sales weren’t through the roof, they weren’t bad. I also reckon that folks are less inclined to buy tickets in advance.
It reminds me of a show a few years ago at a well-known Glasgow venue that was almost pulled because of low ticket sales and ended up full up with folks getting turned away!
Anyway, this is the situation so we just have to go with it.
There’s not much progress on some of my website migration efforts – or support. Everything seems to have ground to a halt. I spend a few hour trying to get things moving then make a pizza for lunch to use up the one leftover dough ball.
After lunch I check the tracking on the second-hand mic I bought on Reverb more than a week ago. Despite the seller’s best efforts, UPS are really fucking this up. First they did something wrong of their system (the seller’s label was correct) and insisted on returning the package to the seller who in turn added a new label and promptly re-sent. It should have been here today but is ‘delayed’ with no explanation. Jeez.
It’s turned into. Lovely day so i take an hour out and go a leisurely, local bike ride and explore some new places.
When I get back there’s a message form our pal Beryl who runs Guru Boutique on Darlington, I did some artwork for them eight or nine years ago and they’d like a version for printing t-shirts…I don’t have the original files – I don’t keep copies of work once it’s passed to the client – and they can’t find them 🙁
I make risotto for dinner then go back to the studio to start re-creating the rather complex artwork…