Sunday 13 October 2019

Pre-breakfast selfie beside Springsteen’s giant replica guitar at East & 10th in Belmar, New Jersey. THERE’S no coffeemaker in our room at the motel…but there is coffee available in the foyer. It’s a bit stewed, but it gets us going and...

Saturday 12 October 2019

10th Avenue Burrito in Belmar, New Jersey… A LONGER drive today – from upstate New York to Belmar on the New Jersey shores. Springsteen country. It’s a nice drive and we do a livestream along the way. Our motel is just a couple of blocks from the venue and...

Friday 11 October 2019

The Wherehouse, Newburgh, NY… MARGARET makes breakfast in the spacious kitchen/dining area at the AirBnB. I’m getting stressed trying to sort out Heather’s website and not making much progress. Time is tight – we need to check out at 11am – and I...

Thursday 10 October 2019

Nice to be back at The Anchor 🙂 LAST morning in Manhattan before we head off on tour. After our bagels and cream cheese we start packing everything up. I do a quick livestream from Ginny and John’s apartment and take some social media pix with Smokehead then do...

Wednesday 9 October 2019

On the ‘tram’ (cable car!) to Roosevelt Island NOT such a nice day in Manhattan today…pouring rain out there. After breakfast we start to rationalise all the stuff we brought up from Ginny’s storage. There’s some stuff for the bin, some...

Monday 7 October 2019

Outside the new Oculus beside Ground Zero… I SLEEP like a baby – Margaret’s awake early tho’ and has a bit of cough. On the upside, she’s watching the tennis when I wake up, so she’s quite happy! Blueberries and yogurt, bagels and cream...

Sunday 6 October 2019

Room with a view in Manhattan – our bedroom for the next few nights thanks to my long-suffering cousin Ginny and her husband John. We’re back! ALARM goes off at 5.30am. Uuurghhh. At least we don’t have anything major to do before grabbing our bags and...

Saturday 5 October 2019

THE house is like a bomb site…half-packed bags and stuff everywhere. And that’s before I get bring the music stuff in from the studio! We’re not long finished breakfast when Betty drops in for a quick coffee and some help with her phone. I’ve...

Friday 4 October 2019

An interview and live session with the Orkney News…. FIRST job for me is a few PRS members’ fund phone calls…wanna get ’em all done and out the way before we head off to the ‘States. Once they’re done and the relevant reports done I...

Wednesday 2 October 2019

BEFORE hitting the shop for today’s shift I schedule the Inverness/Orkney videoblog too premier on Facebook at 7.30pm this evening. I also upload a video and create a general ad for the upcoming USA east coast dates. My day in the shop goes uneventfully. When I...

Tuesday 1 October 2019

I finish editing the Inverness/Orkney videoblog… WE’RE in the middle of a financial crisis discussion when the phone rings…it’s the village shop asking if I’m coming in for my shift! Last week I was told Wednesday and Thursday, but there...

Monday 30 September 2019

WE decide to give breakfast at the hotel a miss and concentrate on getting everything packed up and the room in order. We need to be outta here by 10am. I make three or four return journeys to the car with the gear,. then we grab the last of it and check out. A bin...

Sunday 29 September 2019

Nice to get some time to expose Orkney and visit the Italian Chapel KINDA tired when we wake up, but we wanna squeeze some sightseeing into what is already looking like a busy day. After breakfast I get some work done and we jump in the car to visit the Italian Chapel...

Saturday 28 September 2019

Festival fun at the jam-packed Ferry Inn WE’RE both pretty burst when the alarm goes off, but we make it downstairs for breakfast before the 9.30am deadline. There’s not a great selection of food left and it’s not that warm, but it fills a...

Friday 27 September 2019

A pre-gig interview and session for Orkney News…. UP early (for us) – we need to be on the road by 8.30am latest…showers, breakfast, blog and stuff all need done before we leave. The weather forecast was poor, but it’s a nice morning as we leave...

Friday 26 September 2019

We love the Tooth & Claw in Inverness… BEFORE breakfast I finalise artwork for the USA tour promo postcards and send it off for print to my favoured printers in the USA. An email form a journalist that writes for one of the UK and Europe’s biggest guitar...

Wednesday 25 September 2019

SOME work to do before I hit the local shop for a day-long shift. My only day helping out this week…and it’s delivery day. I’m home at 6pm and have time for a coffee before heading out for a local meeting about some ideas for the future. It’s...

Tuesday 24 September 2019

UP EARLY as our AirBnB guests check out and I jump in the car to Glasgow – I have an etye hospital appointment this morning. I make good time but, of course, the car spork at the hospital’s full so I head to my favoured alternative parking spot on Devonshire...

Monday 23 September 2019

AFTER breakfast I start creating the USA Facebook events and posting eFLyer art and videos to each…I also post the main tour trailer video. There’s a fair bit of time involved in uploading all the promo videos and I also kick things off with a square full...

Sunday 22 September 2019

A 30-second trailer to help promote the upcoming USA dates… A DAMP, grey day its kinda disappointing after yesterday’s sunshine. Too much to do to worry about the weather tho’… Top of there task list today is to set up Facebook events for the...

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