Last week we told you we needed a break.
A moment of reflection.
A moment of looking back at the past and listen to see where we want to go in the future. Slow down and refocus. Not just looking at the here and now, but look at the bigger picture. Why did we start this creative collective. What did we achieve. Where did we want to go. And where did we actually landed on our journey. What is the road ahead for this group of spacemen stuck in plastic. All good questions that cannot be answered in a single tweet or an overnight post. It needs time.
Here we are.
A week later.
A week full of reflections, long talks and creative fun in the pool.
A week that gave us a plan on the road ahead.
The journey we will be taking here on Stuck In Plastic in twenty seventeen.
A journey that started a long time ago, with a smaller post in February 2014.
Two spacemen became three, and not long after we turned into four.
In the early days of our creative journey we were exploring the why we were doing in earnest and we have never stopped asking the question to ourselves and a lot of you (just clicking the link will take you to the full why series of the last three years – a legacy we are all very proud of).
Here we are.
Beginning of 2017.
We asked the question again. Not on the blog this time as a public self reflection sharing with the wider audience, but in the long discussions we had offline. One idea that kept coming back in these conversations was having fun.
We want to have fun.
It needs to be fun.
No major world changing mission statements here on Stuck In Plastic.
No storming the barricades or enforcing a creative breakthrough.
No big inc. master plans about conquering space, becoming the largest, the best or making big money.
No lofty goals like that.
Having fun instead.
Fun is the first goal or mission statement of the road ahead.
When talking about fun, we also went back to the roots of the four spacemen. What were we looking for in those early days ?
What was the sound we wanted to play in our little garage just around the corner ?
Who did we want to play it for.
What made it fun for us to stand on stage and connect with the audience ? How did we want to engage and jam with the other creatives around the corner. Creatives who have their own band and their own sound.
We do want to exchange ideas, share notes, jam together, learn and explore yet never lose our own fun.
Keep the original sound and grow.
And this is where we may have gone slightly off track in the last few months here on Stuck In Plastic. Focused too much on the other great creatives out there, losing our own fun and sound along the way.
Chasing numbers and statistics.
Trying to grow bigger, get more hits, more posts, more people.
Feeding the social frenzy.
We became that little cafe around the corner that is gathering all the artists and we forgot to play our own music.
We became more and more a stage, and less a band of space cowboys in our own right.
A band of space cowboys sharing their journey, their sound and jam together once in awhile with you, our beloved friends and creatives alike.
And this brings us to our second goal.
We are going to rediscover our own sound, and play acoustic for a while.
Look for what truly drives our creative journey and share that with you.
We have mapped out a plan for twenty seventeen.
Not in detail, but the key notes.
The sound, the jam sessions and maybe that little acoustic gig on stage later this year.
We will be much more intimate and slow going in twenty seventeen.
We hope you will follow us on our journey and be part of our sound.
The spacemen stuck in plastic.
Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.