Been a while. I was wrapping Christmas presents and remembered I had a mailing list and that if you don’t send a message out once every three months, they consider it invalid and you have to make everyone re-sign up. So, Merry Christmas.
Also, stop blaming 2016 for celebrities dying. It’s stupid, because a) it condemns a whole period of time, forever, merely on the basis of how many famous people you like aren’t alive anymore, and we’re better than that as a species; b) instead of dealing with the fact of death in a mature way, you’re blaming a calendar, which won’t serve you as well when your parents die; c) it ignores the fact that people die ALL THE TIME, and implying that things are somehow worse because you’ve seen some of this year’s crop on a screen is insulting to all the ones you didn’t care about, which means you’ve somehow found a way to not-care about them even more; and d) if you get to outlive your heroes, that’s you being lucky, because the alternative is that you don’t. If Carrie Fisher dies before you do, it means you still have the precious gift of life that she may be denied, and if all you use it for is to moan about the karmic injustice of a twelve-month Gregorian time period on Twitter, or emaili me to tell me I’m a prick for having an opinion, then not only will someone have lost their life but someone else who still has theirs will be wasting what they have left of it, instead of appreciating this brief span of existence that we have here to breathe and smile and be alive and do what those we’ve lost can do no longer.
Anyway, happy new year.
I’m gonna start making videos again soon, I just bought a new camera.
Wishing you a happy and wonderful end-of-year
Hey, this is Alex Day telling you about my new album Split Infinities, which is out right now.
It might be my best album ever – or my worst, it’s up to you to decide for yourself. Listen to it all on YouTube and do let me know your thoughts (as if I could stop you): click here!
And please do share it with whoever you think would like it. I’m very proud of it and I hope it pleases your ears. It’s now on Spotify, Apple, Google and wherever else you listen to stuff (except the radio).
So that’s my new fifth album which is out now to listen to, purchase and enjoy.
Next month I’m releasing a new album. Sorry to bang on about it when it’s not out yet, I hate those tweets people do when it’s like “working on some cool stuff but I can’t tell you what yet, be excited!” – I don’t expect people to be excited because I’m at work, that’s some high-functioning crazy and YouTubers do it ALL THE TIME.
I bring the album up only because, while I’m finishing it, I’m releasing a new acoustic EP today which is only available only on my website.
It’s called Shoebox and I made a video explaining the idea, but basically these are eight unreleased songs that I never wrote for albums of mine (including the new one) but that ended up not making it. You can here one of them on my YouTube.
There are only 200 physical copies, signed and hand-numbered, so grab yourself one if you want one :)
I’ll write again soon about the album – thanks for your patience!
Two quick things:
If you’ve bought my book The Underground Storyteller, please go to Amazon and review it because it’s now available on Kindle! You can buy it, rent it through Kindle’s lending library or read it through an Unlimited subscription.
Also, we have a new Sopio deck out! It’s really good and funny and I’m very proud of it – you can play even if you’ve never played Sopio before and it’s great fun with friends. There’s also a physical version of our app, King of Sopio, available as a real deck of cards. Get those here :)