Just a quick post here to embed a couple of recordings of the same piece. This first recording was made last June (2009) when I was trying to see how I really sounded to someone in front of the sound hole on my guitar.
What did I learn? That I either sound awful, a Nokia 5300 is not a good recording device, or both.
After a fair bit of deliberation I've decided not to stand in the election. It's too much hassle for me right now to deal with paperwork and online campaigning.
What I really ought to do is focus on getting diagnoses for my medical conditions so that I at least have medical evidence to support a new DLA claim. The reason I'm not getting what I should be entitled to is most likely because there is no clinical diagnosis, and the problems I have are unlikely to be recorded on my medical record because of my distrust of those in authority.
Having read a lot of information over the last few days, I am leaning closer to standing as an independent now. I don't agree 100% with any party's manifesto/policies and those I broadly agree with remove the ability to speak as an individual when working as a representative of the party/group.
As I was going through the policies of the parties standing in Watford, I found myself thinking 'isn't there any party I agree with 100%?' That's when I wondered if I was the only person I was truly confident in voting for to represent my views.
I looked at The English Democrats Manifesto and saw a lot of things that I agreed with including referenda for withdrawal from the EU and a devolved English Parliament.
That isn't to say I agree with the English Democrats Manifesto 100% on all issues, and I will detail where my views differ (and my views on controversial topics) in separate articles.