Come With Me (all you never wanted to know)

Porcelain statue of Bodhidharma

This is an updated and expanded version of a previous post about this song, prompted by several recent comments from friends about how much they like it. They reminded me how much I like it too, and think it’s one of my better pieces of songwriting. You might find the story interesting. I’m not sure … Read more Come With Me (all you never wanted to know)

The Ballad of Bob Dylan – Illustrated!

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!

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 more The Desert Was Better (lyric video)