The Festival run of gigs petered out last night with a Houdini Box gig at the Three Tuns that did nothing for anyone – equipment problems, indifferent audience, no-show musicians. I arrived at it after some angry words at home about my commitment to honouring engagements like this when I’m not feeling well and other people don’t bother. Often nights that start off badly like that turn into good ones when you get a good audience response but last night wasn’t one of them.
Although the Festival had its moments, I’m not sorry to see it over. I need some distance from gigging now to rebuild the enthusiasm I had for it. Time to explore the options for both recording and for making new music with my looping equipment.
Of course before that there’s the South Queensferry Arts Festival which I’m helping to organise and which will consume more and more time until it starts on 9th September.