I’m feeling a bit under the weather today – headachey, tired, and generally lethargic, which isn’t exactly conducive to writing something inspiring. Writer’s block really sucks. Many people profess to have the answer, whether it’s exercise, going for a walk, or taking a nap, but when it grips you, there’s little you can do to get the creative juices flowing again. Having a kind of creative brain freeze is something that as afflicted me in all aspects of my life, from songwriting to something as simple as deciding what to cook for dinner, and today I have found myself staring at my screen, words blurring in and out of focus, typing and deleting in alarming regularity. Writing something everyday is a challenge, for even the most seasoned authors. I guess part of the problem is that, whilst this blog has become a kind of public diary for me, the harsh reality is that some days I really don’t have much to say about myself. Or that the state of the world, particularly in terms of politics make things like my writer’s block seem completely banal and unimportant in comparison. I hope I don’t come across as morose, and I’m sure it’s the headache talking more than anything else. Today’s Track Of The Day is aptly named ‘Migraines‘, the latest single from indie poppers TRASH, in which they bemoan the little daily stressors that contribute to a more general feeling of unease. A psychedelic lo-fi intro gives way to fuzzy guitar riffs with plenty of chorus-y vibrato as the reverb laden vocals kick in, with synth flourishes provide some textural and harmonic colour. Buoyant and full of sugary pop energy, you can’t help but feel a bit more upbeat after listening to this. Enjoy.