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Monday 17 December 2018

TOP of my priority list today is to start building a proper resource for music supervisors. I need to identify 10 or 12 tracks that I think might me ‘syncable’ and make .wav versions available online.  They need an extra level of metadata and tags as well...

Sunday 16 December 2018

Corn tacos – we fill ’em with chilli, sliced pickled chillies, cheese and natural yoghurt. Yum. COLD but dry outside today – so instead of hitting the studio as planned I decide to cut back some of the growth that’s preventing us seeing the hill from the...

Saturday 15 December 2018

WE wake up at a reasonable time at Catriona and Will’s – Freya hasn’t stirred during the night and has slept from just after 7pm last night through to 7am this morning! After some toast and a coffee I get some work done while Margaret tidies up then...

Friday 14 December 2018

A pleasure to babysit wee Freya IT’S a nice morning when I go outside and open up the office. The leaves on the decking are slightly frozen and it occurs to me this might be a good time to try and sweep them away. Sure enough, I manage to get rid of most of...

Thursday 13 December 2018

ONCE the routine jobs are out the way I start organising ticketing for the Scottish shows in March with my pal Andres from Estonia. We’ve still to sort a Glasgow date/venue, but we’ll be playing Leith Depot on Friday 1 March and our local village hall on...

Wednesday 12 December 2018

C Duncan entertains at the SMIA Christmas party WE don’t have to go into Glasgow ’til late morning so manage to get some stuff out the way despite impossibly slow internet. After dropping Margaret off I head to The Money Shop (always the best rates) in...

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Isla MacDonald is one of a bunch of great young MusicPlus participants performing the MusicPlus showcase in Glasgow.. WE’RE off into Glasgow early again…I drop Margaret off and make my usual stop-off at McDonalds for coffee and wifi. I’ve a bunch of...

Monday 10 December 2018

Smokin’…. IT’S after 9am when I wake up. Feel a good bit better tho’ – the last week has been non-stop hectic. Of course there’s a pile of stuff in the office to deal with – and my pal Rab needs some web stuff done. There’s...

Sunday 9 December 2018

A snack at Frankfort airport helps ease the six-hour stopover I GET my blog posted and a couple of other things done before we grab an hour or so’s sleep lying across seats in Tallinn airport. The, around 4.30am, we stagger to the check-in desk. Funny thing, you...

Saturday 8 December 2018

BarBar, Tallinn…oh yes…. MARGARET’s feeling a lot better this morning…phew! And we can have a bit of a lie in as Eduard isn’t coming to take us to the bus station until 12.20. I get some online stuff done and we drink coffee as we get...

Friday 7 November 2018

Some of our new pals in Rakvere… THERE’S a great breakfast spread in the hotel…but half way through Margaret doesn’t feel too good. And its not a hangover. She heads for the toilet then messages me to say she’s going to have to back to...

Thursday 6 December 2018

BREAKFAST at the hotel in Tallinn then we drag all the gear to the train station…but before we get on the train Margaret has an appointment at the foot spa! I sit in the waiting room and get some work done, she comes back and we jump on the train for the...

Wednesday 5 December 2018

WE’RE up at 7am to pack the car and get into Glasgow. I drop Margaret and go to McDonalds for my usual ‘coffee and wifi’ stop. I get some work done and prepare some last-minute graphics to promote the Estonia shows coming up. After getting some fuel...

Tuesday 4 December 2018

AFTER breakfast I go straight into the studio and finish editing the boulder audio point video. I also end to add some audio. make it all sit properly and add captions that will work in a square format piece. It all takes a bit longer than I planned, but it’s...

Monday 3 December 2018

WHILE washing up the breakfast dishes I realise that it’s looking nice and clear outside – maybe the only opportunity l’ll get to take a wee bit of video and some photos to complete the the local audio project. The audio unit was installed beside the...

Sunday 2 December 2018

WE have a very long lie then lie in bed drinking coffee! While Margaret sorts brunch I collect the bins and get all the gear out the car and get some stuff done in the office. The bottle cap badges I’ve been experimenting with aren’t turning out very...

Saturday 1 December 2018

SURPRISINGLY I feel fine when I wake up…Margaret’s still snoring tho’, so I go trough emails and stuff on my phone ’til she wakes up. We have a coffee in bed then I jump in the shower and Les nips up to Waitrose to get some rolls for breakfast....

Friday 30 November 2018

CAR’S packed and we’re off into Glasgow early. Margaret drops me at Milngavie rail station – I get the train into the city centre and Margaret goes about her business. First stop for me is McDonalds. Last minute promo for tonight;s show and some web stuff...

Thursday 29 November 2018

AFTER tracking the undelivered package on the DPD website I call the Uddingstont depot. After hanging on for a good 20 minutes I get lot speak to someone who looks into things and assures me the package will be delivered today. The rest of the bottle top badge making...

Wednesday 28 November 2018

LOTS to do today…and I can’t go out ‘cos there’s a delivery due with a wireless receiver for the guitar effects case. I’m busy with some gig booking research when the postie arrives with half the stuff I ordered yesterday from Amazon for...