Jamie R Hawkins – The Scribblings of a Struggling Musician…

Hello There! 

I’m assuming that you’re either here by accident, in which case, I’m sure you can find your own way out, or you’re here by intent in which case, please sit down and make yourself at home….

This is Albert… Albert likes toast…

So, whilst you’re here you may as well read some of my stuff – (you’ll find it on the left hand side of this page under ‘Recent Posts’ or under the headings ‘Songwriting Blog‘ or ‘Humour Blog‘).  It’s mostly about my ongoing adventures in the world of songwriting or about the curve-balls that life has thrown at me over the years – I’ve never been much good at sports but at least I’m now quite good at catching things with my face…  Life has taught me a lot  and, although I’ve not always come through each lesson unscathed, I have learned that by maintaining my sense of humour, I can at least get through it… which is better than nothing…

I have always loved writing but have never really pursued it as a career – I’ve always been too busy doing boring jobs to pay the bills – but, as luck would have it, several years ago, I snapped my leg in half and found myself with rather a lot of time on my hands….YAY!… Lucky Me…

So now here I am, writing stuff and performing my songs to the masses… I just about get by which is good enough for me.  At least I get to do what I love for a living which is more than most people get.

“Doobee-doobee-dooh”…

I should probably also mention that I won an Award for my songwriting (UK Songwriting Contest 2011) so it would be pretty cool if you were to check out some of my songs whilst you’re here… just click on this picture of me being all songwritery ===>

I started off with an attempt at writing novels but soon discovered that I didn’t have as much to say as I’d originally thought.  So, I condensed the novels into novelettes which, in turn, evolved into short stories… It soon occurred to me that the less words I used, the more powerful those words needed to be in order to effectively tell the story and drive it home with emotional impact.  It was inevitable that, in my never-ending quest for the perfect short story, I would end up at the home of the mini-story – the song.  And this is where I’ve been for the last few years – hacking away at my beaten up guitar and scribbling lyrics in a dog-eared notebook…

Photographic evidence that The Victorians invented Twitter….

And then they invented Twitter….

I think the Victorians invented Twitter but I might be wrong about that so don’t quote me on it… anyway, because Twitter only allowed me 140 characters in which to express myself, this allowed me to whittle away at my wordcraft further.  And, for a time, this was where I  spent most of my time … Tweeting my absolute nonsense to a largely faceless void…

This has had its downsides with regard to real world relationships and social interactions – I began to find it difficult to speak to people in sentences that contained more than 140 characters and my brain struggled to cope with the fact that people’s heads were, in real life, actually bigger than a postage stamp… but I’m okay now… most of the time… provided I keep taking my meds…

 

So, here I am – trying my hand at blogging.  It feels good to have something to say but it feels even better to have finally found the voice with which to say it… I do try to keep things light so, hopefully, you’ll leave here with a smile on your face and maybe even think about coming back to visit me for tea and biscuits…

And I hope you enjoy reading this stuff as much as I’m enjoying writing it…

Increase The Peace,

Jamie x

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