My life in the last few months has been interesting to say the least, however this may just have something to do with my dramatic nature, as when I meet up with alot of old friends, who I might not see for many months, they don’t have much to report and I can’t shut up, maybe they don’t feel like sharing or their minds just go blank when actually asked the question. I’m not blank, or am I? I have lots to tell, or maybe I don’t exist. Either way here it is, I’ll start at the start off sorts.
One week off an impending car repayment I find myself an apparent two week temp job, doing myob bookkeeping, it wasn’t something I has ever done before and was a little different to my current role as a didgeridoo player and general roustabout, but I thought I would give it a go. The boss looked a little scared when I turned up and said that I had no commercial experience with myob but i asked for a chance and she gave it too me and after the two weeks Iwas offered a 3 day a week job.
Through the ruffling of bank statements, invoices and receipts I over heard the ladies at work talking about something called Landmark Education. They said it was just a personal development course and that it was very good and I would like it. Then my boss who is quite involved offered to pay for the course which is called the landmark forum. Not one to shy away from a free lunch as it were, I found myself at the course one weekend in May. 39 hours over 3 days, pretty full on.
If you were to research landmark education online you will be bombarded with extremist views from both sides. Some say it has changed their lives and it’s the most amazing thing in the world, others say it’s a dangerous cult that uses brainwashing. After doing the course I would say it is somewhere in between. I think people tend to get caught up in a certain way of viewing the world, and when they come together you get a large group think environment where being on the inner is very comforting and the outer is lonely, so we tell ourselves we are right and join our little group of like minded individuals. That’s basically what this is, just like Christianity, Scientology & the list goes on. Most of them want your money for their ’cause’ or to help you and others. This is no different.
In conclusion it was good, interesting and all of that, I won’t be going back. But if people do waste money on this stuff I really don’t care, we all by used cars off assholes as well, it’s just life.
After the course in settled back into work and they went to Newcastle to play a show with Knee chin and curlew. Callum made a tour diary so check it out http://www.flickr.com/photos/callumwheeler/sets/72157626973089164/
So that brings me to this week, it’s a month out from my album launch and the album is all done. I got pulled into the boss’s office and lost my job. She was really lovely about it, saying they just need a more qualified person and that’s fine, now it’s just time to find a new one.