Dave’s daily blog….

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 charcoal grill outside.

There’s some other merchandise stuff too be sorted for the USA tour too…quite keen to get a bunch of coozies printed up, so I check out prices etc.

After lunch I spend some time in the studio trying to get familiar with the arrangement for the Christmas song I’m working on for the London publisher. Might take a while!

I have time to rehearse most oof my set for this weekend’s home song shows in Campbeltown and Clachan then its time to jump in the car to Catriona and Will’s. We’re going for dinner and staying over tonight so we can look after Freya tomorrow…

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.

Once we have our respective to-do lists and priorities agreed I get on finishing off the social media videos and events for the upcoming USA tour. Margaret’s busy working on bookings for the October East Coast USA trip.

There’s a couple of social things to sort out and get in the diary for before we hit the USA too.

I have a couple of meetings and calls to set up for the PRS members’ fund then I make up setlist for this weekend’s Homesong house concerts in Campbeltown (Friday) and Clachan (Saturday).

I play through some of the ‘normal tuning’ songs on the regular acoustic guitar I’ll be taking as part of my inventory.

In the studio I work on a slide guitar arrangement of the second Christmas song for the publisher in London…haven’t had any acknowledgement or feedback from the first one so I’m assuming no news is good news and they’re happy with it.

I get the arrangement finished – now its just gonna be a case of practicing it as much as possible over the next few days then getting it down.

Once again its well after 6pm when I realise the time and decide I need a walk. I he’d up the loch side to my usual spot, but when I sit down on the log to check emails I’m instantly swamped with midges…aaargh…I start to walk fast in a failing attempt to outrun the wee blighters.