Saturday 22 April 2017

FEELING rough again this morning…I blame the late night chips. My belly’s not used to the carbs these days! We get the bus into the centre of Edinburgh and meet up with some of the other Wide Days speakers and folks. Olaf’s taking us all on a bus...

Tuesday 28 March 2017

BACK onto the album artwork first thing. I’m trying to get the ‘special’ elements of the design built in  trial version of Photoshop CC before it expires on Friday. My ‘old’ version (Photoshop CS5) is good for everyhting else....

Saturday 11 March 2017

AFTER a long lie we have breakfast and I start pulling the live mixes we’ve been working on over the last few days into iTunes and onto our Sonos server so we can listen easily. We spend the remainder of the morning and all afternoon listening and checking...

Saturday 4 March 2017

WE’RE up early and have breakfast then pack the car with the rest of the gear for tonight’s show. By 10.30am I’ve got a time-lapse camera set up to capture preparations for the gig and all the gear’s in the hall. Margaret leaves me to rig the...

Tuesday 14 February 2017

IT’S VALENTINE’S Day – we swap cards but, as agreed, no presents. In saying that, after givin spiralising a whirl with the wee manual gadget I bought last week Margaret did buy an electric spiraliser as a mutual gift. A half-price bargain on Amazon. A...

Monday 23 January 2017

BLUDDY cold today…so we light the fire as soon as it’s set! There’s a lot on the to-list so we have a ‘Buzz meeting’ to catch up. In addition, I really need to update the ‘Introduction to Dave Arcari’ video  that means...

Thursday 29 December 2016

WE sleep in. Again. Dunno if this is down to tiredness, lack of exercise or too much bevvy. It certainly isn’t down to a lack of things needing done! At our pals Duncan and Irene’s the other night, Duncan re-inforced the idea of doing a live album. A lot...

Thursday 24 March 2016

NEED to bite the bullet today and get everything prepared for the Hellbound Train EP release (10 June). First job is to get everything registered with PRS/MCPS and PPL. I already registered Good Moonshine (aka I Went to America) and Travellin’ Man as these have...