Tuesday 12 June 2018

I make a promo/teaser video for social media… OFF into Glasgow again…I have some videos to upload and am meeting a pal later. After dropping Margaret off I stop at McDonalds for coffee and wifi. I manage to get the new Whisky Trail video uploaded to...

Wednesday 4 April 2018

An impromptu song at last year’s Red Rooster Festival caught by Bopflix Films’ Chris Magee. Click to watch! MORE things than usual to be dealt with before breakfast…lots of emails and some stuff for the local community trust. After my porridge I...

Sunday 28 May 2017

DESPITE the late night and amount of bevvy we’re up and about ay a semi-reasonable time. Watch the Livestream on replay above – or visit my Facebook page. Alastair and Karen get breakfast on the go and after we eat we spend the rest of the morning gabbing and...

Tuesday 28 February 2017

THERE’S a few reminders pop up in the diary. First, book a haircut for tomorrow (Wednesday) while I’m in Glasgow. Actually, that was in the diary yesterday, but the Soul Barber Room’s closed on a Monday. I make an appointment for early...

Saturday 28 January 2017

AFTER a late breakfast, Matty heads off and I get the stuff together for my 2pm Facebook livestream. I’ve bumped my gums often about how our broadband at home;s so slow we can’t do a Facebook livestream from the house, yet a mile or two up the lochside...

Thursday 22 December 2016

STRAIGHT into the studio after breakfast to work out what I’m gonna play in this evening’s Facebook livestream ‘festive special’. I run through a few tunes and, as we’ve got a live audience, a few songs to warm ’em up before we go...

Wednesday 24 August 2016

THE hot water runs out while Margaret’s in the shower. On investigating, we find a box has been pushed up against the controller in the cupboard and knocked the power off! It’s gonna take a good hour or so before the water’s hot enough for me to...

Wednesday 17 August 2016

I GET the usual emails, blogging and social media stuff done before breakfast then embark on the first big task of the day…making another batch of burgers. We’re not sure how many we need for Margaret’s party – an awful lot of folks haven’t...

Friday 22 July 2016

AN ONLSLAUGHT of emails keeps me busy after breakfast, then my pal Rab calls – he needs some guidance on updating his website and wonders if I can make up some notes for him. It takes me a good couple of hours, but hopefully it’s a good step-by-step guide to...

Saturday 9 July 2016

A FEW things to get done before my pal Martyn comes to pick me up…he’d invited me to brew up some beer at his place today. There’s a few times during the process where there’s no brewing-specific activity so I plan a Facebook Live stream about...

Thursday 19 May 2016

FEELING a bit gubbed this morning…but no time to mess around, there;s too much to get done. I spread the word about tonight’s Facebook live stream then make some spinach pasta dough. We’re taking some lasagne along to our pals’ place for after...

Tuesday 19 April 2016

MARGARET confirms some more gigs this morning…Parnu Blues Festival in Estonia, York and some other stuff. Lookin’ good. I’m busy with a story for the G63 webzine when Betty pops round for a coffee, then there’s lots of social media posting to...

Wednesday 6 April 2016

I’VE GOT someone coming to have a chat about web design…I did her website 15 years ago and it;s still going, but definitely time for an update. Our paths crossed recently for the first time since! She’s a wee bit early, and I’m not quite...

Tuesday 5 April 2016

AFTER yesterday’s experiment with Facebook Live video streaming I plan a more organised stream for this evening…a new song, some chat and some Q&A at 7.30pm. I spread the word via Facebook, Twitter etc. Messing about with my iPhone and Facebook’s...