Lamontations

Screen shot from Reaper software

How I demo a new song

October 19, 2018

This post contains two videos showing how I build up a demo of a new song in the recording software Reaper. A lot of songwriters … Read moreHow I demo a new song

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Norman Lamont performing at The Village, Leith, Edinburgh

Two new songs – one simple and one elaborate

October 11, 2018

Two new songs taken from different ‘streams’ of music I make – highly arranged stuff and simple acoustic stuff. If I Could Be With You … Read moreTwo new songs – one simple and one elaborate

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Robbie Basho

Robbie Basho – a mystery within a mystery

October 4, 2018

 I can’t say Robbie Basho was ever really an influence or inspiration to me, but he’s an intriguing artist from the same period as many … Read moreRobbie Basho – a mystery within a mystery

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Multifarious multitracking – your stories

September 19, 2018

I recently put out an email to my music friends referencing my post about multitrack recording. In it I talked about how I dreamed of … Read moreMultifarious multitracking – your stories

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Shock! Lamont lists music made after 1975!

September 8, 2018

A quick post before I go on holiday. I’m always blethering on about bands from the early 1970s – that’s what I do – but … Read moreShock! Lamont lists music made after 1975!

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Songstories #24: Sullen City (cover)

August 29, 2018

A couple of years ago I learned of the death of a singer-songwriter who’d been a friend of mine when I lived in Manchester. Although … Read moreSongstories #24: Sullen City (cover)

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Vintage picture of couple listening to radio.

After the news fast

August 24, 2018

A few weeks ago I decided to go on a news fast, avoiding news on the media for four weeks. My reasons for doing it … Read moreAfter the news fast

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Songstories #23: Box of Tricks (cover)

August 9, 2018

This is my cover version of a song by my friends Fiona Thom and John Farrell, of Ms Fi and the Lost Head Band. (It … Read moreSongstories #23: Box of Tricks (cover)

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Vintage photo of two men in conversation.

What the Beatles never told you: She Wants Out

August 3, 2018

She Wants Out Here’s a new pop song. This is a followup to the Beatles’ She Loves You. As you well know, its narrator is … Read moreWhat the Beatles never told you: She Wants Out

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Why I’m avoiding the news for a month

July 27, 2018

Good evening. Here is the news When I was younger (Oh, no it’s one of those …) news was a fixed point in the day. … Read moreWhy I’m avoiding the news for a month

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