WEEKEND LOVE 🙂
Hey y´all! Not quite the swift Monday morning blog start that I had anticipated…but it´s all good! I spent the first part of the morning answering the positive feedback that has been coming in since Friday 🙂 I can´t thank y´all enough for your continued support. I´m approaching 2011 with a new attitude, vibe & love for life…exchanging what y´all knew of me for the new & improved version!
Lets gooo!! (Had to for old times sake…lol)
SPANISH STATE OF MIND…
I touched down in Almeria & I´m now back with mum & dad…sigh of relief.
With confidence & self-belief @ an all time low, I was immediately conditioned with words of LOVE, WISDOM & ENCOURAGEMENT. I had missed this…truth.
24hrs after arriving in Spain, I found myself stood in one of the most amazing spaces I had been in for a long time. What used to be a popular Spanish TV recording studio, had been completely gutted out & rebuilt into the most INCREDIBLE music recording studio I had seen – in just 2 months & 10 days…which by Spanish standards is QUICK TIME!!! 😉
The name of this place?? VILLALOBOS RECORDING STUDIO
Over tapas & drinks that afternoon with my parents & my Villalobos family, I could see a light in the distance…shining on one of the most darkest moments of my existence. I knew I had some serious work to do…& you know what…I was ready for the challenge.
ENTER LIL MAN!! 🙂
4 days later, I was on my way back to Almeria Airport…this time to pick up my lil man & his father. At a time when I should have been elated & overjoyed that my prayers had been answered, I was worrying about whether lil man would remember me…or deeper yet, still love me after 6 months of separation.
Depression has a way of clouding all clarity & I was in a constant state of stress. I was focused on all things negative, instead of focused on the Blessings & positive things in life. Meanwhile, this is the kind of person I had become…through & through negative. A shadow of who I was & I knew a serious change was needed.
What happened during the following 6 days that my son, his father & I spent together doesn´t need broadcasting…sometimes I´ve gotta know when to shut the hell up (noted)…this is one of those moments! What I will say though, is that my lil man is here in Spain with us & is doing great! I´m extremely proud that he has overcome so many challenges in his 2 & a half years of existence & look forward to seeing the man that he becomes.
So I´m sat thinking, what next?
With this lil device on deck…the Mac, keys & of course Pro Tools in the comfort of my home, I had NO EXCUSE…none.
Time to write some real, honest music from the heart…this was to be my way of letting the person I had become go…so I got on with it. The songwriting & singing part was cool I hadn´t composed any music since 1996 when I did my Music Technology course with dad. I threw myself into it same way…the results were surprising…
By New Years Eve, dad & I were in the studio laying down the first track…stop back on Wednesday to see the video diary from that session! 😉
´5mins 2 Shine´ <<< YUP, IT´S BACK!! 🙂
Today´s feature is: Bjorn Driessen
1) What do you do & how well do you do it?
Well, I do several things. Next to having a recording studio in Almeria that we are promoting throughout Europe, I have 3 more companies. Two of them are related with fruit and vegetables (one is conventional and the other one is eco-minded). The third company is totally different from the others and is specialized in painting the lines for the Spanish Football League.
All these companies, as they are so different in the way they work, are giving me the satisfaction in the work part of my life.
I am a perfectionist in all that I do, and I need to have everything organized to feel at home. Therefore it is not always easy to work with me, but until now we have succeeded in everything we have been doing.
When I have something in my mind I go for it – “just do it” is my way of living.
2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?
Here I have to answer in two stages:
The first one is where I will probably be in 12 months and that is in the same place where I am writing this e-mail from: the office.
The second one is where I would like to be: on tour with Queenbrit and the band, having fun and giving kick-ass concerts…in your face!!
3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?
The birth of my princess Salma – two years ago…AMAZING.
4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?
Did you take this question out of the Miss World competition? Hahaha!
Well let´s see: If I had the resources I would like to have a campaign built up worldwide, to raise peoples awareness about respect to each other and to animals. Respect is where it all start , my freedom ends where yours starts.
5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)
What blog?! No, seriously, a great blog created by great people…respect.
Bjorn´s song selection of the day is:
´No Surrender´ – Kane
You can reach out to Bjorn @:
Bjorn, thank you so much on numerous levels. Your interview was an inspiration to read. Why?…because you have made so many of your dreams a reality already…respect.
As for the Miss World bit…shut up! 🙂
I look forward to those QueenBrit concerts…they´re gonna be craaaaaazy! xxx
SEE Y´ALL ON WEDNESDAY WITH SOME ´MAKING THE ALBUM´ FOOTAGE 😉