THERE’S two pretty full to-lists today – one music related and one merch (both my own and West Highland Way Gifts) related.
That means jumping in between the studio and the office and spinning a lot of plates. While some merch is drying (varnish, clear coat, epoxy etc) others are processing on the laser.
In the studio I make up a set list for Saturday’s Belladrum show then make a quick TikTok video featuring a riff for one of the new songs. I re-purpose the video for Instagram and Facebook reels and stories!
There’s some other online promo to be done then I spend some time working on another – my fourth (!) – new song idea.
After lunch I jump on the bike to go and collect a prescription from the village then finally put down some weedkiller before getting back onto the merch.
One of our ideas is to do a big batch of wooden badges to hand pout as freebies while I’m playing at Belladrum…that’s quite a production task!
We found a bunch old G63.scot t-shirts, sweatshirts and badges in the merch store. The website is no longer but the stuff is still kinda relevant so I make it available ‘free for local pickup’ on the West Highland Way Gifts’ website and spread the link round local community groups. As well as making some space in the store, it might spark some folks to have a look round the website and perhaps buy something while they’re there. It worked a treat with the ‘free plus postage’ CD clearance on my music website!