Last News Post of the year (Probably...): Emails hacked, BTTB Updates + more, and a Very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Spectacular Star Wars to Everyone!
A busy week since the last update and a fair bit to tell! A few days were spent at the London studio engineering Voice Overs, then more BTTB work, and of course some non-work-related preparations for the holidays. This'll likely be the last update of the year unless I'm feeling particularly inspired and have enough to tell on Wednesday 23rd. I'll be away after that enjoying time with family and friends until January 4th, and I suggest everyone else do the same if you can. Anyways, onto this weeks updates! Lets get started:
Firstly, last night I had my primary email account hijacked/hacked ... It's all sorted out now, though I urge everyone to ignore messages from "me" received between 21:10 and 22:00 on Friday 18th December containing a single link and no text, because it's NOT me and I don't know what it is (probably Malware or something equally unpleasant...). Big thanks to the AOL tech support team for getting that sorted very quickly and to the friends who spotted and reported it to me along with tips and things to look out for when I finally got my account back under control. Hopefully that'll be the last of the problems, though if people continue to receive suspicious emails from one of my addresses, please let me know and I'll look into it. What a great start to the weekend!
Next, just a little update on the BTTB album: It's clear now that it won't be finished by the end of the year, so I'll be aiming for release at the end of January(ish) instead now (apologies for the delays as I know a few people who are very much looking forward to it), but definitely no point in rushing it now. Gotta take these final steps carefully. No more finished mixes either this week, though I got more recording done (The last few bits I think), and the collaborative and final song is well on its way to completion. Just the intro (and intro track) / outro to sort + a proper mixing and mastering session to do. Hope to have it closer on its way before Christmas! It's certainly shaping up!
Next, I was recently invited to join an upcoming audio community currently in its beta phase called "EarCrush"! I'm all signed up now, though I still have very little idea how it works... not even sure how to link people to my profile yet. I'm sure I'll be able work that out in time. We shall see how it all goes. If you do feel like searching up for Jabun or Better Than The Book on EarCrush though, let me know if you can figure out how it all works...
Lastly, on Wednesday night / Thursday morning I went to see the midnight premier of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and it was INCREDIBLE! No spoilers, but I really think, if you're a Star Wars fan you will NOT be disappointed! I can honestly say that that night was the most incredible cinema experience of my life! The cosplayers, the atmosphere, the sense of community, and that's not even the film yet! J J Abrams has truly created something spectacular with this new movie, merging everything we enjoyed from the original trilogy and enhancing it with a modern edge, but still retaining that classic Star Wars atmosphere and look. I absolutely loved it! If you've yet to see it, go soon! Highly recommended!
That's it for this week and for 2015 at JabunAudio! Lots of stuff has happened and lots of projects have been shared in these past 12 month and I think JabunAudio and the community following it has grown a lot in that that time. Thank you to everyone who's helped support me this year and I look forward to working with you, entertaining you and sharing with you in 2016. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Years, enjoy the new Star Wars and I shall see you all next year. Again, thanks for everything and until next time, take care and have a great holiday!
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