In my last post I mentioned that I’d recorded a few songs for the Clydeside Sessions. There’s a new episode of four every week and I’m in a couple of them, with the sun shining through my beard like the glorious ginger mess it is (or, indeed, was, as I’ve had a wee shave since then). Check them out below and keep your eyes peeled for the next episode! If you like what you see/hear, you can head over to Facebook to check out the Clydeside Sessions page and maybe even give them a wee like. Enjoy!
If you’d like to hear me do more of that sort of thing, why not come along to Rally and Broad at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow tomorrow where I’ll be performing alongside all sorts of lovely and interesting people, including yer actual Alan Bissett.
I’ve been sporadically blogging about my music and whatnot for a few years now and the top search term that brings people to my website is still…well why not have a guess?
You’re right! It’s Team Rocket. Oh wait, you didn’t guess that? Of course you didn’t. Why would you? Unless you’re a big fan of that one time several years ago when I made a throwaway reference to Team Rocket from the video game/TV series Pokémon and included a picture. I’m still holding out hope for one of these dedicated Pokémon baddie-fans to also be a huge fan of verbose singer/songwriters. I’m sure they’re sitting slap bang in the middle of a Venn diagram somewhere, just waiting to stumble across my music.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to my next Glasgow show which is at the end of the month in the Tron Theatre! That show is for Rally and Broad, where I’ll be performing alongside the likes of Alan Bissett, Katy Hastie, Katherine Leyton, and Rachel McCrum. This should be a special one and a little bit different so I hope you can make it! There’s a wee Facebook event page here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I wrote a handful of new songs. No links though, you’ll just need to come hear them at my next show. Yaaaaaas.
So, I’m sure it’s probably a bit annoying for Pokémon fans to scour the Internet for Team Rocket news and come across my completely un-bad-guy-from-kids-anime-related website, but I’d like to think one or two of them stick around to listen to my music or check out a video. And hey, it’s not like I’m just throwing popular search terms into the titles of my blog posts on purpose.
Hello! My new music video for Deadpool is finally here! Thanks to Stuart Thompson for all his hard work and to everyone who lent their faces to me to put in the video. Check it out below.
If you like the song, you can get it from my Bandcamp page, where you can also buy cheap tickets for my gig at the ABC 2 this Sunday, supporting the likes of Geoff Rickly (from Thursday), Koji, Brian Marquis, and Rob Lynch! The link for those lovely tickets is right here. Thanks for watching the video, hope to see you soon!
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).
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:
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!
*Technically it’s a 15% discount, Bandcamp wouldn’t let me make a 14% discount, but you get the idea.
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday (to me)! Now that I’ve sobered up from last weekend, it’s time to get myself back into gear for the new year. I played my first gig of 2014 in the 13th Note last night, with some brilliant support from Chrissy Barnacle, TigerHoney, and Josephine Sillars. I had a blast and I already can’t wait for my next gig, which sees me heading back to Inverness on the 25th of January to play at the Market Bar. I canny stay away from that place!
In other news, I’ve got a new music video in the works, and if you keep an eye on my Twitter over the next few days, you could get your face in my new video! All will be revealed shortly…
In the meantime, I recently uploaded the full video of my performance of Confessions that I did for Occupy Sound last year. If you’ve always wanted to hear a break-up song featuring a David Bowie impression performed in a tunnel then this is the video for you.