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One More Time with Feeling- gripping and full of sorrow

Just got back from the Nick Cave movie - It was gripping, full of sorrow, and beautiful.

 If you're a fan you need to see it. I'll be thinking about it for days.

They've added extra showings through the weekend…

What's summer for, anyway?

Summer, as an adult anyway, is about grabbing what fun you can. Ideally we'd all have that June to August period off with nothing to do like when I was a kid.
I kind of wish I could sign myself…
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Freezing Sheep...

So here’s a new one. I’m working on a new song, a slow atmospheric dirge.  

I’ve got the headphones on and fall asleep with the thing on a loop.  

Vivid dreams occur… 

I’m in a 50s  Land…

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Frustration

There's that mind churning frustration when you can't get the sound out of your head and out through the amp and onto "tape".  
You know how that makes you feel...


You wanna smash your guitar, but you don't and work…
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Podcasts...



Podcasts are pretty much my radio these days. I listen to them as educational or entertaining background noise,  or sometimes with complete focus  in the dark, with the headphones on, the same way I spent so many nights listening to…

Isolation...

Isolation is something I crave. There's a certain kind of isolation you can achieve in the city- an anonymity. There's 3 million people rushing around, and so few of them care about anyone else. There's a comfort in that. You…
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Best thing I've read in awhile- The Second Coming

You know that feeling when you’re reading a book and you just don’t want to put it down until you’re finished. Then you’re done and there’s the bittersweet feeling of being done and wishing there was more. And you’re already…

2015 -what did I listen to?

A playlist then- what did I listen to in 2015? I told @EatKS  and @UnScholars  (both of whom you should follow) on twitter it would be nothing new- and it seems like I was right.
I really don't listen to…

Someone asked what's my favourite part of a show?

One of my favourite parts of a show is the time after sound check, before the doors open.

It's quiet, private. It's you and the bands, the bar staff, the sound guy. Everyone is just hanging out, relaxing, enjoying…

New toy!

In my hunt for new noise I found this at my favourite music store and had them ship me one-

The Boss Feedbacker /Booster

Can't wait to play around with this and see what kind of madness   I can conjure…