Thursday 2 April 2020

WE sleep in (again!)…not sure why, but we seem to be doing a lot of that the last few days. I have some prereleases work to be done on the ingle I have scheduled for mid-May then I go into the studio and finish. mixing the ‘just for fun’ song for my...

Wednesday 1 April 2020

HERE we are in April already…but no-one would have predicted the current crises and lockdown. Though, tough times. I spend most of the morning dealing with routine stuff (yup, I still have a routine!) and then make up a priority to-do list. We discuss the...

31 March 2020

AFTER last night’s livestream efforts we have a long lie. We’re quite overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown…and I want to acknowledge each and every donation with a personal message. There’s also been some very welcome online merch...

Monday 30 March 2020

Live concert livestream…starts 8pm UK time…. TIPS/DONATIONS – http://www.paypal.me/DaveArcariThis evening's livestream concert– thank you everyone for tuning in..and your overwhelming support…I'll get back to you all when I've...

Sunday 29 March 2020

Monday at www.facebook.com/davearcarimusic PLANS for today are centred round promoting tomorrow’s (Monday) livestream concert. One of the main tasks is setting up a landing page on my website with links and a countdown timer. When that;s all done and in place I...

Saturday 28 March 2020

A still from Margaret’s first drone flight… MAIN job of today is to put together my monthly eNewsletter…normally it goes out on the first of the month, but I’m keen to get it out early and let folks know about Monday’s livestream. After...

Friday 27 March 2020

Zither banjo…!! Hello banjo….and a wee trailer for Monday's (30 March) full length 'house concert' livestream to this page – Dave Arcari – tune in at 8pm (UK time)…More info at Dave Arcari Smokehead sessions Posted by Dave Arcari on...

Thursday 26 March 2020

Full livestream concert coming Monday 30 March… Trailer for a full livestream concert on this page – Dave Arcari – on Monday 30 March at 8pm (UK time). See https://www.facebook.com/events/202688611024747/Powered by Smokehead / Smokehead USA and National Reso...

Wednesday 25 March 2020

While not exactly an Oscar-winning performance or production, I’m pretty pleased with my D-I-Y video for Stick to Your Guns… see it on 17 April! AS soon as the breakfast and routine stuff’s out the way I hit the studio to film some green screen...

Tuesday 24 March 2020

This artwork will be hitting social media channels soon! The weather’s pretty grey and damp and don’t really want to go out for a walk. Instead I pull out my suspension straps and look for a suitable place outside to rig ’em up. I’d originally...

Monday 23 March 2020

Coming 17 April…click the image and pre-save to Spotify or Apple Music now! AFTER the chaos of visitors to east Loch Lomond over the last three or four days, the place is now deserted. While spooky and not what we like, it’s for the best. I’m, sure....

Sunday 22 March 2020

https://youtu.be/O6gmeDkOZuQ An impromptu – and pretty rough – version of Stand by Me for 12 Guitars… IT’S Catriona’s 40th birthday today…all celebrations plans were cancelled mid-week but I’m up early to get a pork butt on the smoker...

Saturday 21 March 2020

AFTER breakfast we’re amazed by the amount of traffic streaming through the village. Understand people trying to get out into the fresh air, but coming out the city in droves and congregating in other communities is madness. Not only are these folks stripping...

Friday 20 March 2020

THERE’S a few community initiatives being put in place that we’re keen to spread the word about locally. I do a livestream to some fo the community groups then get busy with some other things that might help – setting up Skype video chat groups etc. We...

Thursday 19 March 2020

IT’S getting hard to prioritise what’s needing, or should be, done with the impending lockdown. Kinda feeling a bit helpless. I spend some time in the studio then hit the village shop. On one hand I’m thankful for the odd shift there…but...

Wednesday 19 March 2020

IT’S really only just started to sink in that – along with the majority of other folks and businesses – we’re likely to be in financial dire straits sooner rather than later. The last four moi nth have seen us concentrate on booking shows and tours from...

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Two upcoming releases…gonna take more than this to get us through the next few months tho!…. TRYING to keep ‘the virus’ out my mind I finish off downloading a bunch of samples and sounds for the studio…I started the download last night...

Monday 16 March 2020

I HAVE a social media planning meeting with the a local business..and, of course, the ever-evolving virus situation drives much of the conversation. Back home I put together what is going to have to be a very flexible plan for the next two weeks before spacing some...

Sunday 15 March 2020

NO time for a lie in today…lots to do. First job is to drill a hole in the fretboard of the cranky old banjo Anna gave me – I managed to find a replacement bone fifth string nut but the hole for whatever was on the banjo before needs re-drilled. I manage the job...

Saturday 14 March 2020

I START the morning off by posting food photos I took last night round the Oak Tree Inn’s social media while Margaret prepares breakfast. I made a batch of breakfast patties with pork and turkey mince, rubbed sage and a few other herbs and flavourings....