THE UPS AND DOWNS OF A MUSICIAN IN A BIG CITY
I lived in London for about 3 years in my early to mid 20s.
I moved there because of my music, as everyone told me that London is the center of contemporary music in Europe.
Well it probably is, but since every musician who wants to make a living through music goes to live there, it has become almost impossible to get noticed through the crowds of upcoming musicians.
Although it was a unique experience and I learnt a lot from it.
I rented a room in the attic of a typical old English styled house. I lived there with 4 other people, mostly young women.
A few months after moving in an envelope arrived in the mail for the landlord (who did not live in London), with the words “universal music group” written on it, I got intrigued and asked my roommates what was it about. I was told that the landlord used to be a musician in the British synth pop band Eurythmics, and that Annie Lennox herself once dined in the same kitchen I was eating in…