Another orbit

Once more round the sun and it’s my birthday again.  Lotsa books and book tokens, my delight, and some nice clothes from Madame, ones I could say I liked without being polite!  Spent the afternoon practising bass and ukulele for Ms Fi’s set on Wednesday at Secret CDs and then some loop-based stuff for my next solo gig, which happens to be:

the Dalriada, Portobello Esplanade, next Saturday 10th May 9-12. I’ll be sharing the bill with Ms Fi and have decided to do an acoustic set and a loop-based electric set (songs not ambient stuff).

In the evening, a meal with wife and number one son, followed by some games of pool at the boy’s pub, where I surprised both of us by beating him 3-0. He had offered to take me to see Iron Man for my birthday, but I realised he’d hate it, so asked him to reconsider and for now it looks like we’ll both go to the Hibs-Celtic match with my father-in-law next weekend. Strange but attractive.  Home from the pub to a great return of Lost, and preparing backing tracks to re-record some vocals at Dave Watson’s studio tomorrow. Which is now today, so I’m going to bed.

Oh, and happy birthday to Mr Cloudland Blue Quartet, who shares my birthday.

Free mini-album!

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Free to download - Stories My Killer Told Me: Five surreal story-songs from my Edinburgh Fringe show.



  • I Am Not The One For You
  • The Ever Open Door
  • New Eyes
  • A Forest Trail in Autumn
  • The Portobello Slam

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