This year has been unbelievable. A major illness, a new career, a catastrophic event in the home which has totally changed the way I live, and a very interesting change in the demographics of Oenyaw. A year ago, I would have probably been able to accept a prediction of these events, while not have been able to predict them myself or provide details. I will say I have become stronger physically and emotionally due to the changes, and that I'm looking forward for all that may happen next.
I only give details on Oenyaw on the blog, so I'll attempt to explain what is happening without even trying to figure out how things are going the direction at present. There seems to be a significant change in who, or the location of who, is listening. After years of an Oenyaw audience being five to ten friends listening with two to five others in the world checking it out, I now find myself being followed by a much larger group of people in southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. I find myself looking up cities that I never knew existed to get an idea where they are. There's a smaller number in India and Africa, but the change has led me to the equator, for the most part. Another stunning (from an ignorant American point of view) aspect of this new demographic lies in the realization that many of them are Islamic. They seem to be a very loving group of people, which is getting more and more difficult to find in this country.
In conclusion, I welcome this with an ecstatic feeling, knowing that my music is being accepted by a group that I never would have thought to have been interested, much less accepting and (hopefully) understanding what I'm trying to accomplish as Oenyaw. I only hope it continues (and escillates).
BTW, album 41 is complete, I just need titles.