My 2022 (Or what did I 'actually' manage to get done this year)
I left 3D on a professional level for good in March due to inoperable nerve damage in my hands . I then started the 'Life After 3D' web series on YouTube to document how I move on. Its now up to 30 Episodes.
I made an entire comic (Tales from the Turf)
I was able to show the last two TV shows I worked on before my retirement, which were 'Once Upon a Time...Happily Ever After' & 'Paper Girls'
Put YouTube videos up of me playing my arrangements of:
Just a Matter of Time
Fat Bottomed Girls
When the Levee Breaks & Paint it Black
(all on slide guitar)
...along with about 3 or 4 other improvised tunes. All got decent amount of views.
Recorded a song and music video with my dad which I had wanted to do for years.
I released my next (13th) album 'The Downwards Spiral'
Made music 6 videos for the following songs from it:
Stone in my Shoe
Ed Gein's Lullaby
Death on the Streets (Tax the Rich) ...which earned me shadow bans on here and Tw*tter in less than 30 seconds (and a few other places!)
When the Day is Done
Gotta Reach the Bottom
I put some of my music videos on TikTok and have got 33,722 combined views over the year.
The Uni course I help to teach was voted best in the country and 10th best in the world. (There is NOT just me teaching that I want to point out!)
I decided to move into editing in the New Year.
Life on the personal front has been hard, with my mother now in a care home and her health not being good & my dad being far more frail these days as well.
I am hoping that 2023 at least is less stressful so I can stop being eternally grumpy due to dealing with the real life stuff.