Some ideas for future projects
They say that courage is not something we have, its something that we practise.
Lately I've been thinking about those defining moments when we feel fear with all its might, with all its doubts and wobbles and we choose to forge ahead regardless. And also how we sometimes don't recognise when we are being courageous, because as Mary Ann Radmacher said, "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow".
I've lived next-door to people all my life, but it feels like Eileen is the first neighbour I've ever had. She's 73, she has a ginger and white cat and she smokes about 40 a day.
I'll see her most days. She'll knock on my door to deliver mail or she'll let me know the window cleaners here. She recently came to my rescue when I got locked out of my flat and it got me thinking about these people that live by our side, in our peripheral vision, the role that they play and how its mutually beneficial to rely on people.
You know when you are looking for something in the attic, and you come across loads of really "important" stuff wrapped in old newspaper, but the twenty-year-old newspaper is much more fascinating than all that stuff that was so carefully wrapped? well, that's sort of what hohum is about.
I'm not sure what form this project will be yet, a series of songs, a magazine or a postal project. Regardless, I know it will be about the everyday, the bits that we choose to edit out or throw away. It may feature a picture of you putting out the recycling in the rain or I might draw a map from my house to your house that describes all the churches en route, or perhaps a list of all the things you can buy for 30p nowadays. In London it'll get you a pee at Victoria station.