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Tuesday 15 January 2019

I get the guitar ready for some work but run out of time..another job being put off ’til tomorrow!

THE big box of t-shirts is in house for bagging…but it’s gonna have to wait – there’s some artwork, photo-retouching and web updates to be done for my pal Rab.

The image he’s sent for his new web banners is cool – but needs some delicate ‘cut out’ work whioch takes a while. You can see the resulting artwork at rabnoakes.com

Posters and flyers arrive for the upcoming Scottish shows…one of them has a wee typo but hopefully in-one will notice! Some of the local ones need laminating for outdoor noticeboards…hopefully I’ll find time to get ’em all up before we hit the USA.

The tuners/machineheads on one of my main touring guitars are loose – the screwholes are worn and it’s only the tension of the strings stopping things falling apart

Before tackling the guitar I need to clear a worksurface – and the only one is covered in bottletops waiting for magnets or badge pins to be attached. The glue gun works well but is quite messy – I’ve never worked out how to avoid the little threads of glue that seem to want to attach themselves everywhere.

We’re having an early dinner as there’s a local communuity trust meeting tonight and I run out of time to fix the guitar…and the t-shirts still aren’t folded and bagged.

We eat, go to the meeting then come back and deal with a few bits and bobs of work before bed.

Monday 14 January 2019

A big batch of new t-shirts to be folded (tomorrow!)…get ’em now in the online store. Click the pic!

I GET some work done reporting more live show set lists to PRS before we head into Glasgow late morning.

First stop is T-Shirt Cat to pick up the new shirts then Margaret drops me in town…she’s off to Bishopbriggs then onto the south side.

I hit the Buchanan Galleries where I get some work done – new t-shirts go on sale and I knock up a report for the local council about possibilities for ‘digital hub’ in the area. I’m not meant to be getting distracted by stuff like this, but I agreed to do it before adopting my strict ‘music only – unless it’s making money’ policy.

A visit to the Apple Store, then Jessops for a wee break before Starbucks where I get a coffee and do some more work until it’s time to make my way to the Scottish Music Centre for a music industry event.

I bale just after 6.30pm to meet Margaret and we hit Ramen Dayo! for some dinner. My current favourite 🙂

We’re back home by 9pm and get a few bits and bobs done – there’s some t-shirt orders resulting from my social media posts earlier whoich I pack up for posting tomorrow then we have an early night.

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