Sunday 12 August 2018

AN early start (for a Sunday)..we’re up, showered, some work done, breakfasted and on the road by 10am. First stop is Perth for a session on touring in Australia, New Zealand and China organised by Showcase Scotland and Help Musicians Scotland as part of The...

Thursday 15 March 2018

FEELING a bit ropey this morning..no hangover – more my balance is all funny and I’m a bit dizzy. A shower and breakfast later I’m still feeling odd, but no time to worry about that ‘cos all the gear needs sorted for tonight’s show in...

Thursday 22 September 2017

A BUSY day today…lots to get ready for the next couple weeks’-worth of shows and we leave tomorrow morning. Once the daily emails and other routine stuff’s out the way I pack a couple or guitars for tonight’s live session and interview on...

Saturday 2 September 2017

WE have a lazy morning – I drive to the village to post of some merch orders –then we take Lucy a walk up the lochside. On the way back we stop in at Betty and Joe’s for a coffee before wandering home, packing the car and making our way to Edinburgh for a 4pm...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

WE BOTH hit Glasgow early. I make my usual stop at McDonalds for coffee and wifi and get a bunch of stuff done, including getting the four track Live EP up on Bandcamp. We’re also delighted that our pal, London-based singer/songwriter Lucy Zirins will be my...

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...

Friday 21 April 2017

UH-OH…hangover central when we get up just before 7am. A shower helps then I run p to Waitrose to get milk for coffee and some rolls. Doesn’t open ’til 8am tho’. I’d spotted an M&S food store when we came into Edinburgh last...

Saturday 15 April 2017

AFTER a pretty lazy start to the day I start work on putting together a downloadable EP of some tracks recorded at the live album recording show that aren’t going too be on the vinyl or CD formats of the album. There’s nothing wrong with the...

Thursday 2 February 2017

ANOTHER early start into Glasgow…glad I packed the gear for tonight’s show yesterday! There’s quite a lot to get done in town before we head for Edinburgh, including a bunch of last minute online promo for the gig at the Voodoo Rooms. First stop when...

Wednesday 1 February 2017

NOT too an early a start…but we still need to get to STV’s studios in Glasgow soon after 11am. STV is starting to feel a little like a home-from-home. Innes comes to meet us in reception and Murray and Dot are on the studio floor getting everything...

Friday 20 January 2017

Scottish shows info/trailer video…click above to watch! THERE’S a note in the diary that the episode of Julia Bradbury’s Best British Walks featuring yours truly is airing on ITV tonight. I spend a while spreading some ‘hints’ around...

Thursday 15 September 2016

TOP priority today is to get a start on Gilbert’s website…I’d like to have something for him to see by Saturday – and we head off to Edinburgh for the night mid-afternoon. I pull out the stops and manage to get a first version of the site in place...

Tuesday 16 August 2016

WE’RE off into Glasgow early. I drop Margaret off for her meetings and stop to grab a quick sausage and egg McMuffin en route to see Rab and Stephy. After a coffee and a blether I help Stephy with some Mac stuff then we discuss ideas for her new website that...

Friday 10 June 2016

WELL…EP release day, video premiere day…and a show in Edinburgh tonight that needs last minute promo. So you can imagine my annoyance when the hotel wifi decides to go on a go-slow. Just gotta bash on though and somehow we manage everything….first I...

Tuesday 7 June 2016

ANOTHER early trip into Glasgow – my six-monthly appointment at the eye hospital, then on to STV. We get to the hospital early to minimise the chances of being late for my 11.15am call at STV – I get seen early, but have to hang out a while for the consultant....

Thursday 31 March 2016

CHECKING emails and Facebook before I jump in the shower I see Trossachs Search + Rescue are launching a defibrillator location app this morning. That’d be a good story for the G63.scot webzine but, as usual, no-one’s thought of telling us. Not that we...

Wednesday 30 Mach 2016

ANOTHER Glasgow day…I drop Margaret off, take some merch to the post office then hit McDonalds for breakfast and wifi. After an hour or so’s work I go and pick up some bits and bobs we’re needing fromS tables then make my way into town where...