Hello Dear Blog
I don’t want to start this post with being sorry at the lack of content. Its been a really rough patch in my life, in the world, theres been tasks to perform, studies to conclude for this semester. Self isolation to be had. the entire “schpiel” that most everybody can relate to in these weird times.
Im not all that different to everyone else in this situation we find ourselves in. Life took a 40 yard field goal kick to the dick, and while everyones suffering directly or indirectly from it. i flat out bogged down and thought about myself and the predicament that i was served from this. Which is that me and my lovely girlfriend were separated, our governments each announced lockdown measures that would see that i had to leave the country, and she had to return home. when we got the news. We realized we had 48 hours left together until we would be indefinitely away from one another. And it might sound hyperbolic, but its the realest, toughest, moment i have ever had in my life, all other situations, injuries, hurts, deaths and moments i’ve felt along the way in the last 26 years. The thought of all too suddenly the one i loved the very most in life was taken away from me, and i had no say and could do nothing. Its a crushing defeat to wake up to every day. And a stark reminder of just how truly i’ve come to love this person. On a personal note I’d just like to say. hun bun, We will get through this and with every fibre of my being its the last time we are ever separated. Jeg elsker deg! <3
In writing that i realize just how much alike me and my grandfather must feel in this situation. different and similar circumstances that prohibit us from being with the ones we love most.
I think its been a real period of clarity, of philosophical thinking, arduous days, long nights on the phone. little sleep, lots of sleep, little to do, lots to do, body aching, DDPY sessions on occasion. Though i’ve fallen head first off that wagon and haven’t found the motivation yet to get back on. Beer, Pro Wrestling, hand sanitizer. television, guitar, Hand sanitizer. making food, ordering food, going for walks. Oh and hand sanitizer!
You might see in that paragraph that indeed podcasting and writing on the website wasn’t really part of that, when truly it would have been the perfect time to focus on just that thing.. peeling back the curtain a bit, i don’t know how many posts i tried to do, how many unpublished podcast episodes i recorded, where i got halfway through the process and the situation got the better of me. up until this post, and possibly beyond it. it remains a trend and a plague all to its own thats difficult to try and beat on your own.
And this is where an unforeseen but completely warranted shoutout comes forth. The wonderful team at SIGIL Arts, my team, my friends, you have been absolutely invaluable in all of this, the creative processes and discussions we have that lets me take my mind of this thing that really pains me. I cannot thank you enough, well and truly. We don’t know what the future holds, we don’t know what people or what opportunities may come and go with this and the years to come. But know that no fucking matter what, i will always admire respect and love you all for the efforts you are putting into this vision, and the positivity in which we share together. it reverberates through every bit of conversation we have that you all are enjoying what you are doing and that the opportunity is appreciated, which inspires me even more.
In the spirit of that, and a slew of other exciting news to come. Im announcing that my show Mornings With Kings Eyes, Is Retiring.
Yeah, i know thats a surprise, but hear me out.
Its been over a year since i began crafting what eventually has become the Sigil Arts Network. When the network began formalizing, i very much jumped head first into the making of the network, and focused most my energy on that, with trying to book shows, the presentation of it, cover arts, show concepts so on so forth, much rather that than focusing on my own show and the entity that it might become. Which is transparent in how the cover art looked, and putting it bluntly, the name was a sticking point for me. i didn’t end up liking the way i branded this otherwise great bit of content i felt i put out. And since march when the show unceremoniously came to an end, It became clear that something was going to change.
As mentioned there are several great announcements and things that are to come from Sigil Arts in the coming months, but for now i will only speak for my own podcasts…
Thats right. Podcasts. Mornings is being rebranded, and relocalised, to become “MÅRNINGS Med Kornelius” a fully norwegian show with an updated format to better fit my homebase and the people here in the alleged “Hinga Dinga” country that might want to hear me speak but don’t understand half the shit i say in english…
And then. Because i’m all clever and stuff.. There will also be an english show, titled “I Got Lucky With Kings Eyes” Which will take on the format, vibe and proverbial spirit of what Mornings used to be. When the two shows will debut, i honestly haven’t thought out yet. But in spirit of the rest of the network, i think you will know as soon as i do. Or as soon as i publish an episode, one or the other.
Thank you for reading, i hope you are having a good day and that even better times are ahead for you and yours. Have a wonderful weekend and proceeding week. Thumbs Up, Bottoms up. And Cheers! see you soon!