Put a small bunch of songwriters in a ski lodge in May with food, drink and recording equipment and what do you get? A lot of fun, some songs we’d never have written, some some recordings we’d never have had and an album to follow up last year’s. Meet on the Lodge I’ve never doing … Read moreLiving it up in the country – Orchy Sessions 2018
This was an idea from Derek Sivers – a page that I should keep updated with what’s currently on my mind: projects, listening, viewing and ideas. I’ve started it here: The Now Page Just as a preview of what’s on it, there’s the mention that In Another Life is on the longlist for Scottish Album … Read moreThe Now page
The other day I posted a review of In Another Life that appeared in RNR, an ‘actual glossy magazine’. I’ve had a fair number of congratulatory notes and Likes on Facebook and Twitter. I felt good about it, even though it’s not a mass market magazine – magazines are declining generally and reviews rarely tend … Read moreReviews and the Imposter Syndrome
I don’t usually post personal stuff here, but let me take a moment to tell you about Ben. Ben is the ginger tom cat who’s lived with us for almost 18 years. We got him and his sister Cassie as kittens from Cats Protection in 2000. We’d only intended to take her, but Ben installed … Read moreGoodbye to Ben
The band’s album In Another Life is out today. You can buy it on Bandcamp here. Please share with anyone you think deserves it because they’ve been such good humans. In Another Life by Norman Lamont and the Heaven Sent Some days over the last two years I’ve wondered if we’d ever get to this … Read moreIn Another Life – the album is out!
Six months ago I wrote this post about mistakes I’d made in marketing my music and how I was trying to rectify them. Here’s an update. The problem If you make music, or any kind of art for that matter, there’s no point in leaving it hidden under the bed to be discovered when you … Read moreKeeping seen, keeping sane – how I market my music