Time to move. Jen and I have packed our bikes full of stuff and are making for the northwest, to cycle the length and breadth of the Outer Hebrides. (I just realized, fully one quarter of my packing is coffee. Is this normal?)Read more "What I did for my Summer Holidays."
In the last month I have mostly been: writing, singing, and playing guitar just for the love of it. For the rest of the time I have been sifting thru the music I recorded from Feb to May and panning for gold. In the last week I have started bearing down on more specific pieces […]Read more "Gifts! More Music! Aliens in a Box!"
I have been doing music for a while now.Read more "Fading Photographs / A Worthy Fight"
So: first 4 months: sat down and wrote. Yield = 108 demos of ideas/sketches. Then, I sift thru these, see which ones speak to me, cut those into tiny pieces and stitch the pieces together like a little sound-collage. Or a collection of Seed-Jewels. Or a little baby Frankenstein. (Whatever works for you).Read more "Introducing: Sketchbooks! Doors Opened! Secrets Revealed!"
I finished the first phase of my record. It has gone very well. Then I took some time off. This was good for a day or so, then quickly become boring. So I tore down part of a wall and made a bed that floats in the air.Read more "Time off, Many Wonderful Things, and Massive Wanton Destruction."
First, I should say that there has been a BIG GAP between the first blog and this, second one. This is due to a few reasons. Firstly, I am just getting used to the idea of blogging, and Secondly, I have been BUSY WRITING which (at least at the moment) is my main thing and […]Read more "New Things / Prolific Monkey"
So, I am making a record. In this first stage, I am making demo recordings of seed ideas. These may or may not grow into pieces. At the moment, the quality of the yield doesn’t matter to me as much as setting up the parameters for the process. I work for a certain amount of […]Read more "So, I am making a Record."