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Wednesday 20 February 2019

UP early to get into Glasgow in time for my appointment at the eye hospital.

I have to wait a bit longer than usual…always intrigues me that no matter if its doctor, dentist or hospital – and could be first or second appointment of the day – that you’re generally seen at least half an hour after your appointment time!

Click the image to read Music News Scotland’s gig guide…

Anyway, the consultant is someone I haven’t seen before and, as is often the case, they want me to come off the steroids. Me too…but for the last 15 years its not worked! I suggest some kind of monitoring to see when the uveitis starts to break through but am met with “we’ll see you in two months”. Here we go again….

We have some shopping to get and I need to pick up materials for the back projection screen I’m gonna put together for the Memorial Hall show.

It’s nearly 3pm, when we get home and start getting some work done. While in Glasgow I tethered my laptop to the iPhone and managed to upload the California video blog to my Facebook library in 10 minutes (rather than the six, seven, or more hours it was gonna take from home). I set it to ‘premier’ at 7.30pm and go out for a walk in the rain during which I do a couple of livestreams alerting folks to the ‘event’.

When I get home I find Music News Scotland‘s latest gig guide has yours truly on the cover and a nice feature on the upcoming shows 🙂

The interaction on Facebook is much better than the previous evening’s YouTube premier.

We have dinner, I do a little more work then we chill for a wee while in front of the telly and watch the last part of The Defiant Ones.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

There’s a wee bit off tortilla dough left in the fridge so I rustle up some smoked brisket tacos for lunch

DUNNO what’s going on with my body clock, but it’s nearly 11am when I wake pop…and we were in bed early last night!

Can’t be jet-lag…maybe just carry over from Friday night’s brisket smoking shenanigans.

The California video blog has uploaded to YouTube overnight so I set up a’premier’ for 7.30pm this evening. No idea if it’ll grab folks attention or not. I suspect Facebook is the better platform, but my two gig plus movie file ain’t gonna upload there anytime soon.

I’m in Glasgow tomorrow so will try and upload it then.

Smoked brisket tacos for lunch then I spend the afternoon doing some promo for next week’s shows and start sourcing some materials for the back projection screen to I can pick ’em up tomorrow in Glasgow.

There’s some downtime before the YouTube premier of the video blog so I mess with the guitar and come with a wee fingerpicking thing that might have legs to develop into a new song.

Margaret’s spend the first part of the evening at a local “stictch’n’bitch” session at the village hall. Meantime, I moderate the YouTube premier then get dinner ready for Margaret coming back.

We eat and have a quiet night in front of the telly.