CD ‘Generation’ 21.03.2020

Now in the full swing of things preparing and recording for Lyneste’s new CD ‘Generation’. It will be presented on 21.03.2020 and released on the same day. Cathy and I definitely have some great songs on this disc, which will probably be the last one we actually have pressed. After that, we will move on to small batches and online services (not that these pay their musicians anything near a fair royalty!).

3rd Place

So, the Brecht Festival finished and I won third place :-). Actually, I was second for a long time and only got outvoted right at the end. Pleased for the band and the winner and chuffed with myself. I think the song’s good enough for the next Lyneste almbum.

The BIG Day …

This is it! Today I’ll be performing my new song ‘Meine Stadt’ as a part of the Brecht Festival in Augsburg. I’m one of the final selected contestants and I’ve decided I’m going to enjoy myself singing it for the World tonight! Wish me luck! Where: SOHO Stage, Ludwig Str. Augsburg, starting at 21:00. Apparently, the gig’s sold out, but there may be tickets at the door tonight.

Writing and Gigs

Due to a million distractions, Pre-Earth in German is still not finished (but it’s making progress towards the end). I’ve had events in the Amazona-Zentrum, Augsburg, and I’ve been working on my (tri-lingual!) submarine book project as well as trying to polish up the sequel to Pre-Earth (English). Running all these projects in parallel is quite time-consuming, but it will pay off in 2019! Now I just have to write 12-15 songs for Lyneste’s new CD, which is scheduled to appear early 2020. Phew!

10th Anniversary of Lyneste

So there we are! Lyneste has been on stage for 10 years. Looking at the photos from the past I can say it’s been a great experience. Almost 200 gigs in 7 countries and 4 CDs. We decided to go for a new CD Autumn 2019. It’s gonna be great …

Submarine Project

Up early again. Inspired by a) an early night’s sleep and b) the usual Sunday evening film that was about a man lived in a camper car and wrote books for women. My dream! Traveling around free and writing for a living (only, I’d be writing more music too). I’ve started to play more for myself and I’m slowly getting back into what I call ‘composing mode’. If you stop for too long then it’s hard to be musically creative. You have to push yourself (as with everything else). By practicing more, it becomes easier to compose. And it becomes easier to produce those snippets that finally become a song. But to be fair on myself, it’s been two very busy weeks. Anyway, happy to be up early so that I can push on with my ‘submarine project’ (a new book under a pen name). Can you keep a secret? Good, so can I …

Campaigns

Started my advertising campaigns for Whisky and Songs on various channels today. Tedious work, but necessary if I ever want to build this project up (and I do). Up since 04:30 slogging away at it. 

Instagram

I have decided to try to up my efforts on Instagram. For one, it seems to be growing in popularity (compared with Facebook, which seems to be declining), and for another, it releases the power of the hashtag and @ tag. I currently have 46 followers as ranson_andrew (unfortunately, all the other variations of my name seem to have been used up). My goal: get 1,000 followers in two months! That’s the challenge :-). I’ll add some posts today, as well as a new Lyneste account. We’ll see what happens!