Music

Di Williams site is up

Di Williams site is up

Some time ago I posted about my quest to create an online presence for the late Di Williams, a songwriter whose work I love and who seemed to be resigned to obscurity. Well that site is now up. Through various friends I’ve managed to track down some people who knew her, and even a photo. […]

A tip of the hat tonight

A tip of the hat tonight

I’ve been unable to post to WordPress for a while, so I’m glad to have got it fixed today. Tonight’s the night for the third Tip of the Hat to Leonard Cohen. We’re at the Village, Fort Street, Leith. We’ve got so many singers we need to start prompt! Besides, Leonard would like it that […]

All The Time In Heaven cover

My new album

Well it’s taken me nearly five years, but I’ve finally got this album ready. I won’t say too much about it here except that IT’S GOOD! You can hear it, watch the video, download the album or individual tracks at http://www.allthetimeinheaven.com To hear it live and get a copy to turn over and over in […]

Pete Townshend: Who I Am

I’ve been reading this a little at a time over the last week or two.  It’s a strange one.  Unlike, say Dylan or Keith Richard’s autobiographies, there’s no flamboyant writerly style in this book.  The prose is almost mundane in places, which is surprising given the skill and dedication of its author.  That’s not to […]

Birds of Chicago: Old Calcutta

A good friend introduced me to this band, whose CD has been gradually growing on me, but this is the song that first made me want to hear more. I loved the non-sequitur, intriguing lyrics. The audience here seems to find them funny. Well, fair enough. I’ve recorded a song I wrote last year which […]