Friday 9 December 2016


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Looking forward to this show with Hayseed Dixie and AC/DC UK at the end of April πŸ™‚

AFTER breakfast I get into the office and start work on some of the logos and graphics for the forthcoming web project.

Funny how ideas evolve and after I place my initial graphics on the pages and I see them in context I have some other ideas of how to improve them a bit. Back to the drawing board!

I take a break to print out Christmas card lists and address labels – and also put together set lists for next Thursday’s (15 December) show at Clarks in Dundee.

Back on the web stuff I spend the rest of the day on front-end design and then mess with some of the UX/UI (user experience/interface…isn’t gobbledegook lingo a blast!) stuff to see how it can all fit together to make things easy for visitors.

Before shutting up the office I realise Bonfest – the annual Bon Scott and AC/DC festival – has announced my main stage slot with Hayseed Dixie and AC/DC UK at the end of April…so we can share and go public. Quite excited about that show πŸ™‚

We wander along to Betty and Joe’s for a wee aperitif then back home in time for Mikey arriving.

We have dinner and chat the night away over a few beers and a dram….

Sunday 27 November 2016

Sunday 27 November 2016


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Before leaving Kirriemuir we stop for a selfie at the Bon Scott statue....

Before leaving Kirriemuir we stop for a selfie at the Bon Scott statue….

A LITTLE delicate when Margaret goes upstairs to get coffee, but by the time the coffee’s drunk and we’re up and washed I’m feeling a bit more human.

We go along to Visocchi’s  for breakfast…square sausage and black pudding rolls for me…bacon and egg rolls for Margaret and Susie…and loads of coffee.

Back at the gallery we load up the car and make for Dundee, but before we leave Kirriemuir we stop for a selfie at the Bon Scott statue...a fantastic tribute to the legendary AC/DC frontman along with the town’s annual Bonfest event.

In Dundee we stop off to see Mikey then pick up some shopping and head for home.

We get the fire going and relax for a while then I make dinner. The black pepper tofu is great despite me burning two fingers and thumb on my left hand with hot oil while frying the tofu.

I spend the rest of the night getting some work done with my left hand in a bag of ice. Ouch.

Saturday 26 November 2016


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Unplugged at Bank Street Gallery

Unplugged at Bank Street Gallery

AFTER the usual morning routine tasks I get the remaining pieces of the web project I’m working on into place and email the client.

Then it’s time to restring guitars while Margaret gets the merch ready and we pack the car ready to hit the road to Kirriemuir.

There’s a few bits and bobs to get out the way before we leave then we close up the house, office and studio and get on our way.

We roll up at Bank Street Gallery around 5.30pm and Susie opens up to let us get the gear in. We set up and have a chat before doors open at 7pm.

By showtime – 7.30pm sharp – the room is full and I kick off my first set…a bunch of covers of songs by folks who’ve inspired my music in some way (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and more). After a short break, the second set is all my own stuff.

We have a wonderful night with lots of friends old and new some of whom hang out for a drink after the show.

Once we’ve cleared up Susie makes supper – prawn skewers, fish and roast veg, biscuits and cheese…and plenty of beer and wine. We sit and chat ’til nearly 3am then crash…a magical night πŸ™‚

Haven't seen Tony and his wide Linda for about 18 years! And thanks for the silver dollar Tony :-)

Haven’t seen Tony and his wife Linda for about 18 years! And thanks for the silver dollar Tony πŸ™‚

Some pals hung our for a drink after the show

Some pals hung our for a drink after the show

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