TLDR version: A new song, in Scots and English, “Aa Ae Oo” There’s an old “joke” that it’s possible to have an entire conversation in Scots, without using consonants, providing you’re talking about wool. My dad was fond of this story, which is where I first heard it. A man goes to buy some fabric,… Read More Who Needs Consonants?
Note: This is longish, but the TLDR version is: you guys are great. Being a folky is not a mass-market thing, it’s alternative, it’s off-the-beaten-track, not mainstream. If you’ve taken the folky path, and been inclined that way for a while, you know that it has waxed and waned in popularity, but you know fine… Read More Where did all these nice people come from?
This is now available. Called the Garage Sessions – why? Well, because some time ago, I commandeered a section of the garage at my home, put up a partition wall, insulated it and installed some basic recording gear. Since then, by trial and error, (a lot of error) I have been learning about recording, mixing,… Read More The Garage Sessions – EP One
So, a long time ago – maybe as much as 10 years ago, I was sitting in a session (informal musical gathering), and was being grumpy and uncharitable about some other participants, probably because it was a very popular session, and it was taking a long way to work round the circle. I don’t remember… Read More On Harmonious Co-Existence
Late at night, as I lay sleeping, I had a nightmare, or maybe just a dream A man appeared beside me, he was speaking with an accent He sounded sort of French to me, well that’s the way it seemed I asked was he an angel or maybe some old devil Come to gather me to… Read More Jean Paul Sarte’s Visit to Suburbia
Chords here for a few people who have asked. I remembered writing them out for someone, then found where I had left it. The chords are worked out here for singing it in the key of C – if you want it a bit higher than that, I’d recommend a capo. I’ve also transposed it… Read More Coming Home – Words and chords – etc…
Recording rant, part 2: Okay, you may recall that I was whining and grumping about recording technology just over a week ago. So, having spent a bit of time upgrading to Windows 10, *and* digging down into the slightly more arcane aspects of this, I have managed to get it more into the realms of… Read More Recording rant, Part 2