Saturday 20 October 2018

NOT much time to hang around this morning – we need to get to Green Bay and pay Kip at Printables Inc for the tour t-shirts he printed and shipped to New York. He’s around ’til 1pm.We leave Wausau int he snow and hit Green Bay and Kip’s place with 15...

Sunday 14 October 2018

IT’S snowing when we wake up in Winona…and we’ve a good five hour drive to Chicago ahead. We pack up, say cheerio to Ken and hit the road, stopping at Perkins for some breakfast. The weather eases up and we take turns driving, arriving at our pals...

Thursday 11 October 2018

AFTER clearing the decks work-wise, we’re out the hotel by 11am and on the 150-mile journey north to Annandale, Minnesota. We stop for fuel and pick ip some stuff in a supermarket, grab a snack and continue on our way. Load in is 5pm and we want to get checked...

Tuesday 9 October 2018

AFTER breakfast and the now normal routine of emails, social media and last minute “today’s show” online promo we hit town. Margaret want to go to T J Maxx and we need some stuff to fix my necklaces. On the way back to the hotel we pick up some stuff...

Tuesday 2 October 2018

GOOD morning New York! The guitars have arrived and the concierge guys have ’em downstairs. I go and pick them up and all’s well so we celebrate by going for breakfast at the Silver Dollar diner a couple of blocks away on 2nd. Back ay Ginny’s we go...

Thursday 12 April 2018

AFTER my regular morning slot working on songs in the studio I decide to do a Facebook livestream – the latest in the songwriting process/progress updates. I get everything set up, connection is good. But when I go live, the internet drops out after about 10 seconds....

Saturday 21 October 2017

NOT too much panic this morning…I get some emails and admin done as well as the last minute promo for tonight’s show in Rakvere out the way before we pack our bags. We take everything downstairs when we go for a late (10.30am) breakfast then check out and...

Thursday 5 October 2017

THE morning’s spent at the old mill catching up with some work then we drive to the festival site for lunch with the FestivalBAR team and folks building the ‘festival village’. After a nice two-hour lunch we tale a trip to Chinon to pick up some...

Friday 17 February 2017

WE’RE up at a reasonable time and got some work out the way by the time Davie from Glengoyne distillery comes to pick us up at 10am. Stuart at the distillery has lined up a day of whisky-related activities for Margaret and I and is waiting to welcome us. We...

Wednesday 9 November 2016

The fifth and final part of the 2016 USA tour videoblog…click above to watch… WE land at Heathrow sometime after 6.30am…I only just woke up 🙂 By the time we negotiate umpteen boarding car checks and border control we’re starting to cut things a...

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Click above to watch part four of the USA tour videoblog…. A FOUR hundred-and-fifty mile drive from Elyria to Utica on our way east today. But there’s an ‘oil change’ message popping up on the van dashboard, so first we have to find an Enterprise and see where...

Monday 31 October 2016

WE give Nan a lift to the Bloodshot Records office and pop in to say hello…and end up with a load of cool Bloodshot merch. Thanks Nan! After stopping at a Panera Bread to pick up some grub we leave Chicago behind and start the 350-mile  drive to Elyria...

Tuesday 25 October 2017

WE sleep in. Totally mis-managed the time difference! Regardless, there’s an amazing spread of breakfast stuff waiting when we get downstairs and we eat and then enjoy chatting with Charley over coffee. Part three of the tour videoblog has been uploading...

Friday 14 October 2016

BEFORE we leave Minneapolis we spend a while trying to sort out some iCloud Mac/iPhone sync issues…our diaries seem to sync sporadically and I really should get to the bottom of the problem. We spend an hour messing about and trying to work out exactly what is –...

Sunday 9 October 2016

Part one of the US tour videoblog – seven days in four minutes. Click to watch! WE’VE been invited back to the Pine Room for breakfast, so get out the motel room at a reasonable time and head back downtown. Coffee and an amazing breakfast burrito for me and a...

Monday 8 August 2016

A four-minute videoblog of last week’s whirlwind tour in Estonia…. WE wake up late. Not sure if it was because of the wind, but neither of us slept very well last night. I woke up at 4am and didn’t get back to sleep until well after 6am. Very...