You may have noticed that the subject of Homesong, the thing itself, gigs in homes, is not being talked about very much on this here Homesong blog at the moment.
It has indeed been a while. After The Covid Years and my attempts to propagate things during that period with an online version of Homesong a kind of weariness gradually set in. Lots of reasons for that, but I’m not inclined to analyse them here at the moment.
But I am ready to get back on the horse again, albeit a slightly different kind of horse.
There is going to be much more of a local focus. Basically, I’m going to do my best to get any local songwriters in Kintyre to come and gather for a session once a month at my house. Along with anyone who wants to come and witness the thing. No big song and dance going to be made about it. It’s going to be on the last Thursday of each month. And we’ll see how things go.
There are several reasons for the change of focus. I’ll perhaps talk about those further down the line.
But the bottom line, I think, is that I’m not a great marketeer. And banging on about My Thing (a necessary component of getting anything off the ground consistently) is not really my forte. Though I have given it a good shot I feel.
Instead, I’ve got a new motto, which I adapted from the acronym that songwriting impresario Rosie Bans told me about - K.I.S.S. (Keep Things Simple Stupid).
My slight variation on the theme, less insulting to oneself, and more personally relevant is….Keep Things Stupidly Simple.
I know what that means for me. And that’s what I’m going to try and do.