Updated: Sep 12

i've been practicing archery since last winter 2019. i'm still a newbie but i think it's fun to be new at something, i've been looking for a new hobby for a long time and archery is the answer.

i've actually been wanting to do archery for a couple of years back. i tried out archery summer 2016, just for fun, and i remember even today that feeling i had when i walked outside the club building after the lesson. i wanted to do it again. but at that time i wasn't ready to sign up for archery classes, and i didn't want to bother the archers in the club, i also had many other activities to do in my life, so i decided to wait for next summer.

the next summer came 2017, i wrote to the club and asked if i could try it out again but i didn't get a reply back. i guess summer vacation was the reason. fastforward to 2018. i watched a great anime about archery, got inspired and that feeling appeared again. the same feeling i felt when i left the club building. that burst of happiness. it was existing, fun, interesting. after bingewatching the anime drama, i decided to do archery. but it took me the courage after a conversation with a friend who also wanted to try something new - squash. we decided that in 2019 we should start doing our new hobbies.

spring 2019, i wrote to the club, but after a cancelled meet up with more beginners, i finally signed up for archery classes in autumn. and since then, i've been hooked. now back to 2020 spring today, i'm back after a corona break, and it feels great to shoot in the morning light. i think some hobbies just take time to start up with. but if the attraction for the thing is strong enough, i believe the hobby will pop up in your mind or in your everyday life, reminding you that it's still available. and it's never too late to start. i started late with this, i'm 28, i'm absolutely not a teenage prodigy and right now i'm just enjoying archery. but it doesn't matter if you start late, don't let it hold you back ever.

a charlie, wearing archery equipments, feeling happy and energized to be back.

Updated: Sep 12

i can't believe i missed blogging about this spotify release!

"all around" got released on spotify in april! kat bula, an awesome fiddler, singer songwriter recorded some string sections and a violin solo on this spotify version, and my dear dad gave support in mix and suggested a new instrument for the stick. he also mastered the track. it came out really nice and when the violin kicks in at the last chorus my heart melts and i feel warm and fuzzy. i'm really happy with it!

now "love instead" and "all around" is out. i plan for two more songs to find their way to spotify this spring. o(^∀^*)o

pov: when you have a one sided crush on someone and don’t know how to deal with it. when you get psysical reactions when the crush is around. it’s all about that feeling.

i'm really happy this song turned out just like it did, a pretty short song, simple and packed with energy in the last chorus. i love playing air guitar and other kinds of air instrument like in the video, i am probably not the only one. i feel sorry the one who plays percussion in the video, a cooking pot is not good enough!

the song is inspired from the manga "given", if you've read the manga you can probably tell which volyme and chapter i got inspired by. it's a really nice story and i can really understand haruhi's situation with his one-sided crush. i've been there many times.

it feels like my creative process is really in a flow right now. i feel like i'm in the zone many times and i really enjoy experimenting with different sounds and instruments. i have this sound and style that sounds like me. it's really nice. i really enjoyed making this song and video!