Music

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

I’ve just finished reading Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography Born To Run. It’s a strong book, as strong as his best songs. That same mix of drama, fervent belief, bluster and a sense of the ridiculous that marks his live show is here in every chapter. Perhaps surprisingly it leaves you with a strong sense of what […]

Leonard Cohen - my life in (his) art

Leonard Cohen – my life in (his) art

I was sixteen and in fifth year at school. My girlfriend at the time was in sixth year, her eye on the end of school and the beginning of ‘real life’. One evening at her house she brought out a white album with an obscure, burned out photo on the front. Songs from a Room. […]

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 […]