If you’ve been actively following me over the years, back in the day when I used to blog as much as I would blink, you’d know that my dad is an interesting, funny, and English-challenged man.
It saddens me to know that he isn’t around anymore. Sometimes I lay awake at night and I realise that his soul doesn’t exist in the world anymore. That his body is buried in the ground, and over time will deteriorate to bone. I think about the fact that he has left this earth and will never be back. For the rest of my life I will never see him. Every time I come home, he won’t be there, asking me if I’ve eaten. He is gone.
I have never had someone close to me pass away before. Sure, I’ve had people that I love walk out of my life. But this is a totally new and foreign experience. I’m sort of glad that I have experienced this because, as depressing as it may sound, it has taught me that we aren’t invincible beings. We won’t live forever. We won’t even be young forever. We can’t walk around and treat life like one big YOLO moment, thinking we can get away with hurting people and being a general douche. You can’t let your circumstances take control of you and diminish the dreams you used to have, back when you were wide-eyed and thought you could own the whole world.
When I think about my dad, I think about how he was when he was healthy. How he loved, laughed, yelled, cried, was a general troll to everyone. And that makes me really miss him. And then I think about the past few months, when he was weak, when he was dying, when he found it so hard to communicate and it actually makes me feel okay that he has been liberated from his failing body. I’m going to miss him until the day I die, but I know that he is free.
So if you’re sitting in your room waiting for something to happen. If you’re whining about how your life isn’t going the way you want it to. Slap yourself. You’ve only got so much time to make all the dreams you have happen. Stop wasting time. Live your life, before you lose it.
Trying to kick-off some kind of segment here to update all the shenanigans with being part of a self-funded, independent, totally derpin’ band, Hurst.
We’ve had some pretty awesome things happen over the past few weeks. Our single has been added to a couple of playlists and had some spins on community radio stations around Australia. It’s super cool to know that there were people in other states listening to our stuff without us having to be there playing, so loud. Ben and I even did our first radio interview. That was fun, I want to do more of those!
We also played a last minute gig last week. We headlined for two folk acts. That was terrifying for me. Considering, we are not a folk band. haha. The most relevance we had to either of the acts was that one of the artists played a stripped acoustic cover of Zombie by The Cranberries. Surprisingly though, it went well. People dug our sound. Which is such an awesome experience, to talk to people after we play, that want to like our page, that don’t know how to spell “Hurst”, that wanna find out more about our music and stuff. I just feel like we’re onto something good here.
And we’re not staying stagnant either. Even though Ben and I still have a uni degree to finish, a wedding to pay for (oh don’t even get me started on that), yadda-yadda-yadda… we’re also working on releasing our EP and a tour with that. Homg. Yes.
That’s all for now folks.
Y’all should check out my band Hurst. We just released our debut single “Whine” and we’re so excited to share it with y’all!
Give it a whirl here on SoundCloud. Keep up to date with all our business here on Facebook.
We are so overwhelmed with the support we got tonight at our debut single launch!
Thank you to the friends, family and new fans that stuck around to check us out. It was such a good night. Thank you 😘
Shout out to Wolves In Fashion + Octavian you guys are bloody sick!
Ps. If you missed out, you will shortly be able to download an mp3 version of our single “Whine” for your musings 😜
And the puns begin…
Got our first write up in The Brag. #HURST
SINGLE LAUNCH IS TOMORROW - 8PM - FREE ENTRY - CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL, PADDINGTON 🎉