Friday 25 November 2017

OFF into Glasgow early..it’s icy and snowy. Brrrr….. I drop Margaret off then hole myself up in McDonalds for a coffee and free wifi. I get a bunch of work done while I drink my coffee and manage to send a 150+ meg video file I’ve been working on in...

Tuesday 4 July 2017

THERE’S some work to be done on the local hall website before I head into Glasgow for my hearing test and earplug fitting at LoFi studios. Help Musicians UK, the Musicians Union and Musicians’ Hearing Health are working together to offer musicians...

Saturday 23 April 2017

UP early (again!) – we’re off to Balfron to watch Matty run in the 10k and I’ll take some pix for the G63.scot webzine I had trouble parking when I went along last year ‘cos I left it a bit late, so we leave in plenty time so Matty can get registered...

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...

Thursday 30 March 2017

HERE’S someone travelling from south of the border to try out the Lowden guitar I have for sale. They reckon they’ll be here around midday so meantime I get some work done, them make a bacon weave for the pork loin I’m gonna smoke for our dinner...

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....

Wednesday 23 November 2016

ANOTHER early start…a beautiful clear blue sky but freezing cold and the car takes a good while to defrost before we head into Glasgow. A warning message on the dash tells us there’s some kind of airbag problem, so after I drop  Margaret off I nip...

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...

Wednesday 29 June 2016

FIRST job is finalise some Facebook advertising. It’s a crazy mix between a fine art and ‘suck it and see’ experimentation. My view is that it’s worth spending at least what I would on postage etc sending out traditional ‘physical’...

Tuesday 22 March 2016

ANOTHER day in Glasgow…a couple of PRS visits (the first of the year) and some shopping. The visits are pretty much routine. I visit PRS for Music Members’ Benevolent Fund grantholders once a year to see if there’s anything they need and check their...