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Hello durpables! :slow:

Soooo, it's been a couple of months. I've been on the road, as it turns out, because I FINALLY finished my album, WOOHOO! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: I've been launching that with what has officially been the first leg of my album launch tour, but in reality has actually been me backpacking around south-eastern Australia with my instruments doing not enough busking while meanwhile my parents at home almost sold more CDs on my behalf than I did during actual performances! :sarcasticclap: Hopefully the rest of this tour leg, which will take place in Tasmania and has a few proper gigs, will be a bit more profitable. Hopefully after that (March-July), funding permitting, the second leg of the tour will take place in Eurasia! (meaning almost entirely Europe, one gig in Singapore and the tiny possibility of something happening in China) If any of you want me to come and play in your city, do leave some suggestions of venues that I can get in touch with in the comments, or maybe you could even invite all your friends around and I can play a house concert for you! I'm especially hoping to get to Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, UK, Spain, France and Germany, but if there's opportunities for gigs, I'll go pretty much anywhere!

I'd like to thank everyone who left birthday comments for me two months ago. Sorry I didn't see them; I actually left on my birthday itself, and hardly got any opportunity to go on DeviantArt for over a month (lucky I had music to keep me occupied, otherwise I would have possibly suffered withdrawal symptoms)! It's very encouraging to know that I have people from all over the world thinking of me on my birthday.

Apart from lack of gigs, the tour is going quite well so far. I've made heaps of contacts which I imagine will be very useful in the not-too-distant future, and I'm now more familiar with the process of booking gigs, publicity, venue availability and so on. It can only get better from here! =D

Also, Christmas is coming. Hooray! I love this time of year...

Jesse/Valadix
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Sofia Karlsson/Loreena McKennitt
  • Reading: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Watching: random stuff on YouTube
  • Playing: bouzouki and piano
  • Eating: toast with peanut butter and blackberry jam
  • Drinking: water

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I'm an all-round artist currently based in Latrobe, Tasmania. Although young, I have a relatively extensive amount of creative experience; I've dabbled in the art forms of circus, drawing, printmaking, creative writing and stage magic, I practice photography, dance and photomanipulation as a hobby, studied theatre at university and am pursuing a career in music. I play several musical instruments, including piano, ukulele, dumbeg, tin whistles and Celtic bouzouki, I'm one third of Tasmanian inter-generational folk trio Velvet Sledgehammer, and I'm currently in the process of recording my first album and planning an appropriately epic launch tour. I also love chocolate.

Warning: I feed trolls when I get bored! It makes me giggle.
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partay - NaNoEmo - day 3 by Krissi001Happy Birthday Jesse!!! Hope it's the grandest of all!!!:iconsomeconfettiplz:
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angemuet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
 :iconletmehugyouplz: Jesse!!!!!!! :iconbrohugplz: i misssssssses you!!!! how's you?? ... how is winter? :bleh: summer is awful, s'hottest :bleh: ... ohhhh i luvsss those slippery huggles!!! *shivahs with 'citement and gives ya one back* :iconslipperyhugplz: they are the bestest, yes! and did i say i miss you? :iconpounceglomp: i dun get here as often as i wish to and i need to get on your page and read to catch up on ya happenin's .... HEY, i has FOUR kittens!!! one of m'little lady cats had beeeebies!! kittehs kittehs kittehs!!! wants one? *grin* actually, too attached already *groans* so now i has 10 cats :ashamed: *hides under his sack* ... i spend way too much time on tumblr. ... i need to do some art and get back on here moar! and i will .. sooooo tell meeeeeeeeeeeeee what's going on wis you *nosey nose*? :iconspazhugplz:
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Valadix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyyy, Tiger!

Sorry for the late response. I did compose an immediate reply, but it was about 1 or 2 in the morning at the time, and so when I accidentally deleted it, it was very deflating, and sleep seemed more important at the time than trying again...

...and then stuff happened and I forgot. :ashamed:

Winter is bloody fantastic. I've been in Hobart for ten days, which was amazing. Met lots of awesome people and found lots of enticing new experiences and events. This week I'm involved in a jazz festival, both by helping to run it, and performing. Winter in Tasmania gets better and better every year! Sorry that summer's so bad for you. Why do you leg it up to Northern Canada or Greenland? That should cool you down...

FOUR KITTIES?! Yes, of course I want one, but I won't. I've got my hands full with Pippin. Plus getting across the Pacific would be problematic.

What's going on with me? Well, apart from my winter adventures, I'm in the process of recording an album, which is a very big learning curve...and apart from procrastinating on the internet, that's about it! My life is consumed by music at the moment...not that I'm complaining, of course!
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Valadix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Permanent-Insanity Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey I havent been on much in ages or talked to you
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Valadix Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Aww, no probs, sis! I've been busy and slack with this website myself anyway...I mean, I check it at least three times a week, but I'm not doing enough visual art anymore to justify being as active here anymore...which isn't to say that I never will again, of course. Just have different priorities right now.

 

...how's life, anyway? The ferrets all behaving themselves?

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