My plan of relaunching gsamra.com and updating the content regularly has failed at the first hurdle, considering it’s been over a year since my first and only post…sorry!
My compilation album The Throwback was released in August of last year. The Throwback contains all the Desi music I released between 2003 and 2010. Every now and again, someone would contact me, looking for something I put out “back in the day” so it made sense to put this release together because there were obviously a small group of people out there who were still interested. The Throwback is available now for streaming and purchase via all popular platforms.
I’ve started uploading original backing music to the BeatStars service this year so if you’re interested in using my music for your next project then please do check out my profile over there. I’ve already uploaded two original compositions and I hope to upload a further three before the year ends. My goal will be to average one new composition per month throughout 2020 and to slowly grow my following on the service. I’d like to hit triple figures at the very least.
I’ve discovered podcasting. I was obviously aware of the format and I’d even explored the idea of producing my own podcast back in 2009 but this year, I’ve discovered some great new shows and subsequently, I no longer listen to live radio anymore.
There is a massive wealth of podcasts out there, no matter what your specific interests are, there appears to be a podcasts for each interest. My reintroduction to podcasts came in the form of a series of podcasts produced and hosted by Conrad Thompson from the USA, which are dedicated to “old school American wrasssssling”. I grew up in the nineties and being fortunate enough to have a Father who also loved wrestling, I enjoyed access to a Sky TV subscription here in the UK, which aired WWF content regularly. Conrad’s podcasts appealed to me because they covered this same era that I remember fondly and many questions that I had as a child are now being answered. My point is: podcasts are ****ing awesome. I’m now subscribed to and consuming many different podcast shows, which cover a wide range of my interests.
Given the above, I’m currently mulling over the idea of producing my own podcast. There are some technical aspects that require further exploration but I have a format in mind for a general interest show and I’ve even identified two potential co-hosts who want to jump on the bandwagon with me, ha! Whatever show we do produce will be limited to a set number of episodes initially and hopefully should appear on all popular podcast platforms by late next year, provided that the technical aspects I mentioned allow us to proceed.
I’m going to make more of an active effort to update my blog here going forward. This time I really do mean it!
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. Accessed October 20, 2019.