Monday 3 September 2018

MARGARET drops me in Milngavie and I walk to the station and jump on a train into town. My meeting isn’t ’til 11.30am, so McDonalds is my office until then and I get artwork done for – and oder – a banner stand for the local community trust. En route to my...

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...

Wednesday 16 May 2018

MIKEY is off to Stirling and Margaret has some stuff in Glasgow. I come out the shower and find another bleedin’ tick…on the back of my upper arm this time. I manage to find the tick remover but after 10 minutes of messing around trying to reach the...

Monday 30 April 2018

AS soon as my routine tasks are out the way I hit the studio – there’s a lot to do today, but I don’t want it to be at the expense of the songwriting. I continue evolving the three new tunes and record a new riff/idea before it’s time to get busy...

Saturday 28 April 2018

WE’RE UP early – Catriona’s pal Catherine is coming at 9.30am to start preparing food for this afternoon’s baby shower. I’ve a load of work to do anyway, so clear out the house after breakfast. Another pal arrives around midday to help...

Friday 13 October 2017

MARGARET goes to meet our American pals for a coffee before they leave the village…I’d like to go too, but have far too much to get done before I have to go into Glasgow at midday. Turns out my old graphics tablet won’t work with my current laptop,...

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...

Tuesday 13 June 2017

FIRST trip into Glasgow of the week.  Margaret drops me in Milngavie and I get the train into town where I hole myself up in McDonalds with a coffee and use the wifi for a few hours. When I’ve got most of the day’s work done – or at least under...

Tuesday 7 March 2017

I DROP Margaret off in Glasgow and then drive to Perth for a music consultancy meeting. There used to be so many calls from musicians and songwriters wanting to ‘know stuff’ that, despite being keen to help everybody, I just had to start saying “I...

Monday 13 February 2017

OFF TO London…but not so early as to have to catch the red eye. My meeting’s not ’til 2.30pm, but my flight from Glasgow to London City leaves 1/2-hour late which means I have to rush across London to get to Musicians’ Union (MU) HQ so’s...