Lamontations

Screen shot from Christmas on Earth

Christmas on Earth (Momus cover)

December 14, 2018

Here’s a new video, based on cover of a Momus song I’ve been working on for some time.  This is from Momus’s 1993 album Timelord, … Read moreChristmas on Earth (Momus cover)

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Dave Clark drumming

Momus, covers and the Dave Clark Car Crash

November 29, 2018

Bit of a random mix today. Momus Momus has just released a new album, Pantaloon. As usual the wordplay is astonishing. I also love the … Read moreMomus, covers and the Dave Clark Car Crash

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Dublin scene

Who Was The Poor Girl from Dublin?

November 18, 2018

This is the story of a collaborative songwriting effort over the last six months or so between Gerry Callaghan and myself. The result was a … Read moreWho Was The Poor Girl from Dublin?

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The banks of the river Doon

Ye Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style (live)

November 9, 2018

UPDATED 09/11/2018 Following my post about  John Martyn I was thinking about where I’d used his guitar style most, and it was probably this Robert … Read moreYe Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style (live)

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Famous Blue Raincoat – a Cohen cover

October 29, 2018

I just came across this recording of Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Raincoat from a music night at the Roxy Art House way back in 2005.  … Read moreFamous Blue Raincoat – a Cohen cover

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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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black and white photo of 1925 recording studio

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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The Blaze - Territory video screenshot

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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