Archives for category: just some thoughts

Hello, I haven’t written for a very long time. Probably there are not many people interested in the things I do here on wordpress, still, the blog exists, so I should update it with some info. Last year was quite productive. I played several concerts and started some fruitful collaborations. You will hear the results soon. The most important thing was the ChoP Festival 2016 in November, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ChoP Project. We had several awesome concerts in different venues in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. I had a chance to play during the Festiwal Ambientalny in Wrocław and it was amazing, cause I had a chance to meet and have a chat with Rafael Anton Irisarri and Julianna Barwick. It was a great evening.

The future looks quite interesting. I have just finished a new album and I am working on some new ideas which will be published, soon.

Please follow me on Spotify and Deezer and also other streaming services.

And of course the most put to date info you can find on my Facebook.

The albums are published on my BandCamp, too.

See you soon.

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I just wanted to check if the app works so here is one of my favourite instagrams…

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I decided to run a bit more today. About 12 km. Part of my route was on a frozen lake. I met some guys catching fish on ice. Nice…

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On Ice – nice meeting with anglers

On Ice 2

On Ice – Frozen Lake

During my last stay in China (I was performing during the ChoP Festival, which was simply awesome!) I also decided to run in Shenzhen. It looks strange if you check my workout because you can see that I was running on the water. Well, Google maps are simply too old. The Chinese decided to add ground there. Well, I can prove it with the pictures, taken there.

W ostatnich dniach red. Łukasz Komła przeprowadził ze mną w ostatnich dniach duży wywiad dotyczący głównie ChoP Festival oraz moich chińskich doświadczeń. Wywiad ukazał się w 2 częściach na portalu nowamuzyka.pl.

Część 1 | Część 2

 

 

Does anybody on this planet want to buy some good music from small labels, or are we sentenced to death? Do you like downloading only FREE music, either from legal or illegal resources?

Some of the small labels sell their music, but most of them have the recognisable artists. But still there are many labels like ETALABEL.com which goal is to promote young and unknown artists. If people don’t buy our albums, even if they are sold with huge discounts (see our summer sale and 50% discount), does that mean that they don’t need new artists and fresh music? I really cannot find the answer.

Since January ETALABEL has published 3 albums. 2 DigiPacks and one FREE EP (in August). And the most downloaded album is of course the FREE EP. And even if people get a discount password for our other stuff, they don’t use it! They try to find our music on services where people upload our stuff illegally. (I’ve already asked one of such services to delete our albums, cause somebody shared the music illegally). Does that mean that we must tour, and sell our music during the concerts? But everybody knows that not all artists have time to go on tour or they simply don’t play concerts for many reasons.

I must strongly agree with David Wenngren from library tapes. This is what he wrote:

Over the last few year I’ve read or heard stories about musicians committing suicide, labels closing down, distributors going bankrupt or not paying the labels what they owe them. All of this because a lot of people don’t pay for the music they are listening to and stealing from artists they claim to love.

I’ve heard many excuses for this. Some say that a lot of listeners will make it easier for bands to tour and sell merch. This might be true for some, but not everyone are able to tour.

The last couple of years I’ve seen a decline in CD sales, not only through the labels that I run, but also while touring. It’s so sad to see great labels stop and it would be even sadder to see artists quit making records because their fans don’t want to support them. I understand it might be tempting to download music for free, but please think twice before doing so.

And what do you think?

Nordic Walking - StartI decided to take part in the Nordic Walking competition which took place not far away from my village. There were over 120 participants. The route wasn’t long – just 4.75 km and I managed to cover the distance in 37 m: 47 s. This was one of my best results ever but I couldn’t compete with the people who train Nordic Walking in some local clubs. What is more, the last time I was walking with the sticks was in June and than I started riding a bike (now over 1500 km in July and August). After the distance I wasn’t tired, cause I am rather fit, but the right muscles didn’t know how to work properly. (laughing). Maybe next time will be better. I have to train more!

Nordic Walking - Winners!

Yesterday I got up at 6:30 a.m. and I went on another bicycle trip. This time I managed to reach the distance of 34.5 km in 1 hour 40 minutes with an average speed of 20,7 km/h. When I came back home I told my wife that I found the “TRUE LOVE”!! Why? There was a small village on the way called “Miłość” which means “Love“! There are only a few buildings there and only one street – i.e. St. Valentine Steet! This was a nice morning :-)

Milość = LoveSt. Valentine

Hello people. My new release will soon be available so now you can get my last album “Live in May” with a nice 55% discount. The release is available on BandCamp and if you want to purchase just enter the DISCOUNT PASSWORD: “livealbum” and you will get it much cheaper. This offer is valid until the next Saturday: 07.04.2012. All money goes to the new release on ETALABEL. And all people who buy “Live in May” now will also get a discount for the new ETALABEL DigiPack release!

http://bojanek.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-may

Witam wszystkich. Niebawem pojawi się moja nowa płyta dlatego też mój ostatni album “Live in May” można dostać z 55% zniżką. Wystarczy przy zakupie na BandCamp wpisać hasło “livealbum” i otrzymać 55% zniżki. Oferta ważna do 07.04.2012. Wszystkie pieniądze idą na nowe wydawnictwo ETALABEL. Osoby, które zakupią “Live in May” otrzymają też zniżkę na nowy DigiPack w ETALABEL!

It was very, very cold – everybody complained. Now the temperature is around 0 deg. C but the heavy snowfall paralysed the communication system… Everybody complains! People – it is winter. It should be snowy, windy and cold!