Me at an open mic, this Sunday (this time)!
Should be playing the set I was meant to play last Sunday before the scheduling snafu reared up. However, I have been furiously working on songs this week, so it might be two different (NEW) songs. I’m not sure yet but rehearsing the hell out of everything. Blue Blazer (Bread Street, off Lothian Road), 8pm, Sunday 1st April (but after midday, so there’d better be no pranks afoot).
I’m sure we all agree that we ought to love one another - and I know there are...– Tom Lehrer (via mr-craig)
anaees: Belle and Sebastian — Judy and the Dream...
But the Internet, while it might excite the desire for creative self-expression...– Steve Almond, NY Times: Why Talk Therapy Is on the Wane and Writing Workshops Are on the Rise (via anaees) So crucial.
Listening Room @ The Blue Blazer, on any time between 8-9pm, stick around til it finishes about 11pm. Playing a old song I haven’t played at this venue yet, and a BRAND NEW ONE. BOLLOCKS I’VE DOUBLE-BOOKED MYSELF BY BUYING A TICKET FOR SOMETHING ELSE FORGETTING WHAT DAY IT WAS ON. I’ll be playing somewhere soon. I’ll keep this updated. Also go to the open mic if you can-...
Free speech as a legal concept only guarantees you the right to speak. It...– “Not Okay”: MovieBob on Sexism and Harassment in Nerd Culture. (via jerrymuffinbutt) This video is excellent and applies to any kind of niche male-dominated interest (i.e. a lot of things).
General blog update thing
I know I almost exclusively use this as a reblogging service, but I will post some writing and actual news soon. I am working on music and and tentatively putting an album together based on songs I need to finish and then play everywhere. In the meantime, please check out http://dogonaswing.tumblr.com/post/14167560552/dog-on-a-swing-will-play-for-food, especially if you live somewhere in...
Sunday 11th March: Christopher Willatt (Hosted by...
thelisteningroom: It’s hard to describe Christopher Willatt’s music, the general response is usually along the lines of - “Oh I don’t know; bluesy, folky, reggae-y, funky, gypsy, maybe a bit of pop too?” One thing’s for sure and that’s that he hits his guitar hard, writes lyrics worth listening to, and will probably leave you with a new favourite song. I’m going along to this tonight!...
I finally have recordings of my songs up! This is...