Hey, so for the third year in a row, I’ve succeed in getting my musical shit together enough to release a new Disappointed Skeptics Club album. It’s called Amaze Your Friends and contains eight brand new songs about magic, misdirection and the power of belief (and disbelief). As before, all of the songs were written […]Read More Amaze Your Friends
February this year brought another February Album Writing Month and, eager for a distration from All This (TM), I dived right into it. Skip forward over a few months’ of industrious beavering and I’m finally pretty pleased to be able to reveal…the a new album by The Disappointed Skeptics Club! Behold: Monsterism! The theme of […]Read More Mon the Monsters!
A couple of weeks back I released my first album of new music for donkeys years, over on Bandcamp. It’s been lovely to see folks going over there to listen to get acquainted with The Disappointed Skeptics Club (and even buy it!) but if you’re more of a streaming person these days, there’s good news. […]Read More Disappointed Skeptics now streaming
So, we’ve got to the end of February already and I’m happy to say I managed to get through my first attempt at February Album Writing Month (or FAWM as it’s known – think NaNoWriMo for songwriters) more or less successfully. I say more or less because, while the aim of the challenge is to […]Read More The FAWM experiment
This weekend sees the return of the Stag & Dagger festival to Glasgow (or Stag & Dagger presents Live at Glasgow, as it’s now known. Always enjoy the day itself, but I love the build-up too. For the last couple of months we’ve building a spotify playlist as the bill has been announced and listening […]Read More The Stag Is Set
Bit of a hiatus here, but they happen from time to time, usually when I’m too busy to blog. And such is definitely the way right now. Remember a few months ago I made a list of all the creative stuff I’ve got going on at the moment? Well most of them are competing to […]Read More Busyness and business
Okay, here’s the thing. Last month I wrote a post about crowd source funding that led very smoothly into mention of an ongoing funding for a project that is very very dear to my heart: the Glasgow Cabaret Festival. Perhaps I was a little too subtle. Perhaps most people switched off at the mention of crowd […]Read More Glasgow Cabaret Festival – Seven Great Reasons To Get Involved
I’m a bit of a juggler. At least I attempt to be. I’m always writing something and I’m always doing something with music, usually multiple things. I tell myself that I can keep all of these balls in the air at the same time, but usually I end up concentrating primarily on one and the […]Read More Setting ones balls in order