OK, so I keep a "to do list" and I've been rather busy of late, with this or that, usually plenty of that ... but I just came across the entry "Blog a nice blog (and keep doing it)" ... apologies should go out firstly I suppose for allowing myself to grow tardy with my social networking and the prescient blogging. As you can read for yourselves from the last blog that was posted on this 'ere Matt Henshaw 11 blogspot blog "B-Boy Soul" is indeed one year young. ReggiiMental and I consider May 1st, May Day, to be the official birthday of the genre we paraded before the world this time last year as that was the release date of the album The Deepest Cellar.
What have I been up to then? And what I going to do over the summer??
I played at a festival on Saturday called Out The Box in Derbyshire, it's a fairly new thing and was pleasant on the whole. I played a solo acoustic set, a Censored number, a B-Boy Soul number, something new and some favourites indicating another new direction I am ever taking. Whilst there I did a radio digital wireless interview with some lovely chaps Dean Jackson had sent from The Beat on the BBC in the East Midlands, they asked me to some up the last year as Matt Henshaw as quickly as I could so I reeled off a whole bunch of things that I've been doing. I'll try and get a hold of the clip and upload it somewhere, and direct you there, as soon as possible. I wore a three piece suit and sang my soulful little heart out ...
And on the agenda? I've written a whole bunch of new songs, a batch of new ditties and tub full of new tunes. I'll be heading into a nice lovely studio in August (which I'll be sure to tell you more about shortly) and there'll be new photographs, of course in this visual age they are nothing but essential, and that goes for videos as well. I need some nice new clothes in that case, if there's to be people pointing cameras at me.
Currently listening to Claudio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell ... and the new Arctic Monkeys album.
Currently watching Ealing Comedies and anything related to Ricky Gervais ...
May you all have a wonderful summer and many happy returns and I'll be with you shortly with more updates when they come, and I'll keep posting up some nice tid bits, on here and twitter ... and for all you facebookers out there I'm sure you'll find out one way or another ...