tonight i'm sitting in my kitchen.
my new laptop has a little camera and i can now show you exactly what i'm writing about. or at least what i look like while i'm writing about it.
i could just do a video blog. moving photo + words.
but typing is too much fun, i think.
i put a deposit on an apartment today and i'm really excited.
just a rental - i'm not even close to being able to buy a home - maybe someday!
but anyway - this place is so wonderful and perfect and i'm really excited. it is the exact neighborhood i want to live in. east london. close to the places i like to go and the people i like to see. and shoreditch house. go on - make fun of me - i don't give a f*ck! cos i like it. i do. i can't help myself. it's the posh sitting room which i will most likely not have for a very very long time. and the bathrooms have rich soap in them. the same soap i got from my label for christmas this year. in a nice little box, of course. well, a big box, really. it's not like they just handed me a load of soap. that would be offensive. "here's some soap! take a hint! merry xmas. btw, it's recoupable!" but when it's in a big fancy box, it's just plain nice.
so ya - i am moving house. like i was saying, this is the coolest flat i've ever moved to. wait - i didn't say that, did i? i was about to. before i went off on a stupid tangent about soap.
in he past, i have always (ALWAYS) moved to wherever i could afford, in whichever neighborhood i could afford. i have never found what i consider to be "the perfect place" - that fabled account of walking into an apartment and realizing that this could be home, this feels like home, i want this to be my home. and choosing the neighborhood and all that, which is what i did this time. and it all fell into place.
maybe it's the fact that i have moved 20 times in the past 6 years. perhaps the gods of moving house finally took pity on me. someone needs to, for f*ck's sake. it's about time! but seriously - i am very happy about this and feel like i might have finally found the perfect temporary home for myself here in london.
did i mention that it has massive windows and a roof garden? ya. it does. and it feels like a little street in the east village (that's NYC for you who don't know) and man - it somehow feels like home.
so i move in on april 8th.
i'm playing some shows soon, too. i'll post dates on myspace when i know them. just local london shows for now. but touring is in the near future. and this time we are going to let you all decide where i tour. in UK and europe to start. it's very exciting. the website will soon change, the fan map will become a huge part of how we book tours, all other sorts of stuff will go on and evolve and take place....and you all can decide what/where/how/when. everything from how you receive my music (want monthly digital downloads of live acoustic performances? ok!!) to touring (want me to come to croatia? get enough fans to sign up on the website - free, of course - and i will come to croatia). it's all very new and forward thinking, especially for a major label, but the times are changing, and the people i work with seem to totally get it and also get that i am not a typical major label artist and my fans are weird. hehe not really. not the last part, about the fans. but i'm weird, and they know it. so we can fight the weirdness, or embrace it. embracing is so much more fun. and it's gotta be about fun. otherwise i would work in a bank. not that banking isn't fun, but i think music is probably just a little bit MORE fun, you know?
ok so that's all for now.
tomorrow i'm making videos for you.
i'll post them soon.
maybe tomorrow, after i make them.
we shall see.
yay! i just thought about my new flat! it made me smile.
here's me loving my new flat, while showing love for the house i live in currently, cos i love it, too:
and that's enough of that!