Christ. I’ve honestly been a bit blown away by the response to this poxy whinging blog. Your kind words and condolences have been extremely appreciated, and i’m glad i’m not coming off as too much of a massive wanker.
So part 10 will be up tomorrow (sorry!) and will be the last entry as far as this particular tour is concerned, and i’ve been wondering what I can do to keep this nonsense alive. So it’ll be carrying on in a couple of ways.
1) I’ll continue to update this blog with some one off stories from various tours, albeit a lot less frequently than i’ve been sharing the stories from this tour. I worry they won’t be quite as endearing as these horror stories as they’ll likely be coming from a friendlier place, but who knows.
2) I will be turning ’I Want To Go Home Now Please’ into a weekly podcast, which i’m really excited about. I started a GoFundMe page a few days ago to try and raise some funds to make this a reality and smashed the (admittedly small) target I set. The page is still live, and I would love it if you could donate anything you can to help out with the setup and ongoing overhead costs that are going to be involved.
The basic concept of the podcast will be that one week i’ll present a shorter episode in which I discuss an entry from this blog in a bit more detail, and then the following week it’ll be a longer episode in which i’ll sit down with a musician/someone involved in this crazy touring industry and we’ll talk at length about their horror stories as far as touring is concerned. I figure this’ll keep it a bit fresh, and will mean i have new content every week rather than just doing it every fortnight. I’ve got some fun tours with some amazing people coming up, so i’m confident that it’s going to start off with a bang.
Thanks again to all of you, hope you don’t think the last part is too much of an anticlimax (spoiler alert, i’m not done being fucked around…) and enjoy what i’ve got in store.