Something for everyone this Valentine’s Day

Right now some of you are probably thinking about getting ready for your hot date tonight, deciding what you’re going to wear, listening to some Barry White, that sort of thing. Some of you will be planning to sit alone on the couch and eat a two-person amount of food by yourself. Some people might be doing a mixture of both, either with a significant other or a good friend. Some of us are probably going to get a bit drunk.

Well, whether you’re loved up to the nines or in an open relationship with pizza, I’ve got a little something for you.

For the loved-up romantics out there, I’ve gone and dug out this (admittedly cheesy-as-fuck) cover of The Book of Love by The Magnetic Fields (and covered by Peter Gabriel).

Cheeseball.

For those single people out there, why not put a positive spin on your past breakups with this video of my single “Confessions”.

Want more? Well, why not get a 14% discount* off anything on my Bandcamp with one of the following codes:

LOVEDUP

or

FOREVERALONE

I’ll let you choose which one to use. Just head to my Bandcamp page to put those codes to good use!

Have a great day everyone, whatever you’re up to!

Love,

Shambles

x

*Technically it’s a 15% discount, Bandcamp wouldn’t let me make a 14% discount, but you get the idea.

Dust It Off!

Hello folks! You look lovely today, as always. My updates are still a little sporadic due to the process of changing where it is that I live from one place to a different place. However, I’ve managed to steal some internet from a local kebab shop by perching on the roof at nighttime, which has given me time to discover the video I’m about to post. Some of you might know that I recently played an event called Dust It Off at the Old Hairdressers, alongside Laura and Thom and Julia and the Doogans. Our performances were captured by the guys at LIVEFLY (you can watch Julia and the Doogans’ performance at this link here) and have recently been uploaded to their site. I was recovering from throat-and-chest-and-sinus badness at the time but I think I got away with it (apart from pointing it out) so I thought I’d share the video with you lovely lot.

Hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to comment/rate and whatnot.

Oh and yes, I did notice that it says “Shambless Miller” at the start. It’s true, I have no shambs to speak of.
(This has been rectified, but I’m leaving this bit in because I like that shite joke. You understand.)

Til next time folks!

love Shambless

x

The (Billy) Book(case) of Love

Hello folks! It’s lovely to see you again. I’ve been neglecting my blog (and the internet in general) of late. Why, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. I’ve just moved into a new flat and thus have been preoccupied with boxes and piles of things and keys and the can’t-do-without-able Billy Bookcase. As well as giving a whole new meaning to Alice’s Song, it’s kept me pretty busy. I did however find time to do a quick wee video of one of my favourite songs. I originally recorded it for Valentine’s Day, but in case you missed it at the time because you were too busy smooching with your best girl/guy (or sobbing quietly into your individual tiramisu) here is my version of the Book of Love.

As you can see, you also get a teeeeensy tiny glimpse of my new flat, where lots of musical jam will hopefully be made over the coming months. I’ll keep you all updated (whether you want me to or not) so hopefully it won’t be too long until my next post.

Oh and if you’re wondering what life in the flat looks like when I’m not singing love songs for the internet, it looks a bit like this:

Party Central.

Til next time folks!

love Shambles

x

“Fighting for a better world, not just for better pay”

Hello folks! Nice to see you, as always. You may have read my recent blog post about the Culture and Sport Glasgow staff strike. Well, unfortunately nothing has been agreed between management and the unions, which has led to further strike action. At the time of writing CSG staff are striking today, 28th of may and monday, 31st of May. If you would like to read some updated information on the strike, you can do so over at Unison’s website.

In light of this continued strike action, I decided to do a cover of Picketline Song by Evan Greer. Here’s a man with an improbable haircut to explain:

As the hairy man says:

Well there you go! Pretty much sums up my attitude towards the unions, strike action and picket lines better than I’ve done so far. Thanks for listening, as usual if you want to ask me anything about the strike or to find out more, please do get in touch. I do hope you’ll consider e-mailing the individuals mentioned below. Thanks for your support.

Til next time folks!

love, Shambles x

Glasgow UNISON is calling on people to support their case by sending protest emails to Bridget McConnell, CSG Chief Executive at info@csglasgow.org and to Glasgow City Councillor Liz Cameron, Chair CSG Board at liz.cameron@councillors.glasgow.gov.uk

The Ballad Of Me And My Ukulele (and Shirley Valentine and a Rubber Duck)

Hello folks! You’re looking particularly lovely today, I must say. It could be the way the light is hitting your face, the beers I had for lunch, or it could be joy at the fact that I’ve FINALLY finished the video for the wee collaboration-cover I’ve done with my pal Shirley Valentine! I quickly knocked up a rough wee demo of my ukulele version of Frank Turner’s “Ballad of Me and My Friends” and Shirley lent her gorgeously awesome vocal talents to it. I liked it so much that I decided to make a wee music video. It features me, a rubber duck, some photo adventures and some tasty animation from my very own hand. If people seem to like it (and even if they don’t) me and Shirley Valentine will hopefully do a proper version of this, with real microphones and everything.*

So here’s the video, I hope you enjoy it! Oh and you might want to turn your speakers up, I was working on it late at night so I’m whispering at the start…

…and at the end, yeah. Well there you go! I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks again for watching, I really appreciate it. Comments are always welcome of course, I haven’t really done a video quite like this before.

Til next time folks!

love Shambles x

*As opposed to making a tent out of my bedcovers and recording my ukulele/vocal parts whilst underneath, to eliminate outside noise/echo. You’ll find me in the dictionary next to “Lo-Fi.”