Tuesday 25 June 2019

I HAVE some PRS members’ fund business to take care of first thing which takes up most of the morning. Its lunchtime by the time I’ve dealt with other bits and bobs – some work/music-related, some not…including ordering a new drip tray for the...

Monday 24 June 2019

AFTER breakfast we have a ‘Buzz’ meeting. It seems odd that a couple living and working together need to schedule a ‘meeting’ but there’s so much going on both in and out the ‘work’ environment that it’s quite helpful....

Sunday 23 June 2019

CATRIONA drops by with Freya on her way back to the place they’re staying – she’s been to the shop for a bunch of breakfast stuff. They’re all going a walk later and will stop in for a coffee before they head off. Margaret makes a batch of scones and...

Saturday 22 June 2019

NO long lies today – straight onto some work after breakfast. I spend a couple of hours finishing off all the social and other videos for the USA tour and get a couple of ’em uploaded. While working from the table in the house – there’s better connectivity...

Friday 21 June 2019

Video trailer for the USA tour… NO time to mess about today – once the routine stuff’s out the way, its straight into video editing. I need to split up the big Final Cut project into individual clips to promote each shown the USA tour. They need trimmed,...

Thursday 20 June 2019

The blue corn – tortilla – taco journey! I HAVE a coaching session in Glasgow just after 9am  Margaret drops me off and goes to get some shopping before her hair appointment. My morning goes grand and I enjoy the session and catching g up with a bunch of folks I...

Wednesday 19 June 2019

These catch my eye while wandering up the lochside before dinner…. WE’RE a bit late getting up and organised today…but soon we’re at breakfast and making plans. There’s little time to get much. more than the routine tasks out the way...

Tuesday 18 June 2019

I HAVE a meeting over Edinburgh way with someone looking for help from the PRS members’ fund. Allowing two hours to get there means an early-ish start which gets me there with a few minutes to spare. Oddly, no-one’s home. I try calling a few times but no...

Monday 18 June 2019

PLANNING to announce the USA tour dates today nd what better way than via a Facebook livestream – later on when folks in the USA are up tho’! I make up a video with scrolling dates too use in the livestream. Meantime, Margaret sorts a gig at the Green Room in...

Sunday 16 June 2019

A LONG lie this morning – I don’t feel too bad about it tho’, ‘cos its a busy week ahead and there won’t be much time to chill. There’s a little bit of to-ing and fro-ing on outstanding USA dates then I hit the studio. Back on the first...

Saturday 15 June 2019

AFTER a late breakfast Margaret goes to see Catriona and Freya. I;d have liked to go too, but way too much on the to-do list. After dealing with the daily routine stuff in the office I run through some banjo songs and ‘regular’ guitar stuff I haven’t...

Friday 14 June 2019

WE’RE on a bit of a mission to see if we can source a bag that will take two in guitars in cases and combine them into one piece of luggage for air travel. On a recent trip when we couldn’t take the guitars into the cabin the girl at checkin advised us to...

Thursday 13 June 2019

I’m still struggling to get a decent version of the Christmas song down… MARGARET’s off to the optician first thing…I hit the studio to try and record the first of the Christmas tracks for my publisher. Playing the guitar part in itself is...

Wednesday 12 June 2019

FIRST job today is to work out the best supplier for embroidered patches and also artwork. The original place we looked at seems a little dodgy, so it’s back to the drawing board. Eventually I find a company I like the look of online and give them a call....

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Lunch with our pal JJ at Ramen Dayo 🙂 OFF into Glasgow for most of the datum, but before we go I have some updates to do to the local community trust website. Some back end/server problems ensue and a ten-minute job becomes an hour-long nightmare. I get it sorted...

Monday 10 June 2019

YOGA first thing this morning. Missed a few weeks because I was away on tour and last week I had a hospital appointment. That makes for quite a tough session! There’s some local road closures coming up and although I’ve mothballed the G63.scot website,...

Sunday 9 June 2019

Nice walk with Catriona and Freya… WE have a lazy morning with Catriona and Freya. After a late breakfast we take Freya out for a walk through the woods and have some fun on the swings in the local playpark. We hit the road home early afternoon, heading home via...

Saturday 8 June 2019

I HAVE an unusual job (for me) this morning – taking some wedding pictures at Milarrochy Bay. And Margaret and I are to be witnesses. Luckily the weather is perfect – dry and bright, but a light layer of cloud so there’s no harsh sunlight. We’re done by...

Friday 7 June 2019

The D-I-Y video for Brexit Blues is premiered on. Facebook and YouTube before going on general release… BREXIT Blues release day! I got a lot of stuff done just after midnight, but some is best left to this morning. First, the Instagram TV post goes live, then...

Thursday 6 June 2019

Some of the preparations for Friday’s release of Brexit Blues… ALL hands on deck today – Brexit Blues comes out tomorrow (Friday)! First thing is to send out a ‘reminder’ news release that the song drops tomorrow. Next job is to finish the...