Ask me (as in Jim asks me some questions) Last week Jim Welsh, a presenter on Summerhall Radio, invited me to talk about the new album and play some tracks on his show. I couldn’t come the day of his show so he had me in another day for a special – I felt privileged! … Read more Ask me, don’t ask me
Last Thursday, 21st November, saw the launch party for Ten Objects in the Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy in Edinburgh. Before the gig To say I was nervous in the runup to it would be an understatement. A recurring vision was of playing to my wife and the band members and no-one else. The Facebook event I … Read more Ten Objects launch party
This is an idea that’s always been at the back of my mind for The Ballad of Bob Dylan, finally realised! The inspiration goes back to my friendship with Adrian Whittaker who co-edited the Incredible String Band fanzine Be Glad. One of the contributors drew a lovely comic strip version of the song Ithkos from … Read more The Ballad of Bob Dylan – Illustrated!
Here’s a new video for the new album. About the song This started life as a songwriting exercise on a weekend in Bridge of Orchy. The first version took about twenty minutes to write and when I played it back to the others I felt myself tearing up. That’s how I knew it was a … Read more Story of a Love in Ten Objects (video)
Here are three more previews from the new album: Story of a Love in Ten Objects – featuring Suzy Cargill on percussion. The title gives you all the explanation you need Don’t Ask Me – featuring James Bryce on piano. Musing on the feelings inside an open relationship. Anniversary – with Tricia Thom on harmony. … Read more Ten Objects – three more previews
For the third year running I attended the Glasgow Songwriting Festival last weekend. It followed the same format as previous years – you stay in a group of about eight and spend a two hour session with each of the four tutors over the Saturday and Sunday – but unlike previous years in the unique … Read more Glasgow Songwriting Festival 2019