The Artist’s Way, the Old Guy and how not to sell a CD

This week I’ve decided to revisit Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. I worked through at least half of it well over twelve years ago, writing in a cafe on the way to work in Edinburgh. I found the self-examination quite useful and the morning pages (write three pages of anything as long as it’s three … Read moreThe Artist’s Way, the Old Guy and how not to sell a CD

The Desert Was Better (lyric video)

View of the town and loch of Linlithgow

Or, What Have You Got Against Linlithgow, Norman? Here’s a previously unseen video from the 2017 Bridge of Orchy sessions, featuring our late keyboard player John Lawrence. This song has always been a favourite of mine to play and people seem to remember and like it. It’s the first song on my first album, The … Read moreThe Desert Was Better (lyric video)

Everybody Has A Story – new album preview

Joan Crawford publicity shot 1932

I’ve posted occasionally about the new solo album I’ve been recording with Gerry Callaghan since we finished In Another Life. Gerry’s aim was to make it a pure singer/songwriter album with the bare minimum of instrumentation. We’ve stretched that a little but it’s been the guiding principle. The album’s not titled yet and we haven’t … Read moreEverybody Has A Story – new album preview