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Just saw him play a song called “I’m Getting Ready” on David Letterman tonight. I was dumbfounded. What a voice. What a song. What a vibe. What a soul. What a message. I don’t want to wait until I listen through every song on his album and I invent some dumb self-protective reason why it wasn’t what I first thought it was. It absolutely is what I think it is: it’s a revelation. It’s a reassurance to everyone who loves and plays “natural” music that the future of it is going to be alright for quite some time. I just clicked on all the previews on iTunes and I’m so excited to get to know the album.  Please buy records by people who write and play their own music. It matters more than you think. Tonight I had a rare “pull the car to the side of the road” moment. It’s been too long. So exciting.

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Michael Kiwanuka

Just saw him play a song called “I’m Getting Ready” on David Letterman tonight. I was dumbfounded. What a voice. What a song. What a vibe. What a soul. What a message. I don’t want to wait until I listen through every song on his album and I invent some dumb self-protective reason why it wasn’t what I first thought it was. It absolutely is what I think it is: it’s a revelation. It’s a reassurance to everyone who loves and plays “natural” music that the future of it is going to be alright for quite some time. I just clicked on all the previews on iTunes and I’m so excited to get to know the album.  Please buy records by people who write and play their own music. It matters more than you think. Tonight I had a rare “pull the car to the side of the road” moment. It’s been too long. So exciting.

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OK so its been 2 months. I think I’ve proved that I’m not very good at this blogging business, but I’m going to try harder. I’ve noticed for the first time that some people actually liked (and therefore must have read!) my first post about getting rid of a bag of sugar. That in itself is a huge boost, because I’m writing this anonymously, as a mental aide to me losing weight rather than for followers or for people to read what I write…but am chuffed to bits at least 1 other person read my post!

In an update on the bags of sugar front, I’ve shifted a further 8 bags of sugar, taking my total weight loss so far to 1 stone 8.5lbs :)

On paper it sounds pretty amazing. But I’m slightly disappointed as, in this time, lots of people have commented that my face looks thinner, but surely I can’t have lost 1 stone from my face?! The parts that matter- as in my stomach, hips and butt- are still huge in my opinion. And please don’t draw the inference that I am some sort of whale, whereby 1 stone weight loss makes no difference, not at all. I’m just having lessons in the reality of getting the body I want…think it will be more like 4 stone loss now rather than 2.

So reality check, and what I have learnt in the last 2 months:

1. 1 stone 8.5lbs sounds like a lot, but those 9 pesky bags of sugar are hidden well in my body…might have to start talking bags of 5kg rice instead :/

2. Eating any sort of savoury pastry snack is NOT WORTH IT…there are unknown huge amounts of crap in those things, so resist the temptation to buy one at the 7/11 on the way home from Friday night work drinks. You’ll fuck your whole dieting week up (trust me I can vouch for this).

3. Water is good. Drink lots, use a Bobble bottle because its cute and it makes drinking water fun :)

4. Chorizo is the DEVILS SAUSAGE

I’m going to document my attempts to lose weight through this thing more regularly. If anything its going to be a good laugh to read back when my Beyonce (pre-pregancy) body appears, or even if it doesnt :)

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During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right. I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma…

Get well soon John…I’ll just have to make the trip from London to the US to see you live next year or whenever you’re better! I’ll have to find something else to amuse myself for this year’s trip, our flight tickets are non refundable! I’m sure New Orleans and Vegas can throw something up for us xxx

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Here’s a clip of the first single off Born and Raised, called “Shadow Days.” I’m excited to share the first bit of sound from the album… Been looking forward to a post like this since October 14, 2010, the first day I started writing this group of songs. Enjoy.

Love it Love it Love it 

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1 bag of sugar down after my weigh in, only about 20 more to go. That saying “a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” oh how I wish it were not true. My version would be “Drink beer, eat pastries, wake up fat one day”. Time for change, in more ways than one. First change is to learn how to read kitchen scales properly, as I’m sure my diet does not allow for half a pound of cheese every day (that was pretty fucking stupid of me to think I had measured it properly but hey ho…I’ve never used kitchen scales before!).

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Officially back on track as of today. Doc says all clear. Ends an 8-month period of extreme patience and a real head trip… Back to it… See you soon.

Sure will…we’re coming over to New Orleans to see you, JM!!

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