17 years ago this very night I carried my new wife over the threshold of our flat. Here are 7 songs which mark important stages of our relationship. Crystal Ships – The Doors This is the song which was being played when we first became a couple. We were at The Venue in Edinburgh to … More The Story So Far In Seven Songs
The Glass Half Empty ex-member of Arabstrap puts a smile on our faces. Naw Really he did. … More Do you realize : Sardonic Self Deprication Makes You Smile
It was a wet, late winter night in Whitburn, West Lothian back in 1990 and I was 19yrs old when it happened. I had been out on the town with friends and at chucking out time we headed back to an empty. Musically I was getting over my early teenage obsession with all things Simple Minds. … More SHORES TEST ONE
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The other day I got a message on my facebook author page, and the conversation that followed went like this: Sam: “So I’m having a relaxing evening, vodka in one hand, kindle in the other. Get to the end of chapter 22 [of Pyrite] and, I’m not going to put up any…
Tomorrow will see the end of Avalanche Records as a presence on the streets of Edinburgh. The reasons are many fold and can be read in depth at http://www.avalancherecords.co.uk/ Now, I’m not going to wax lyrical about the sadness that this brings to my heart, or how this will herald the end of an era. … More Confessions of a Vinylist.
Man Of Moon support The Twilight Sad with stellar results. … More Man Of Moon @ The Barrowland Ballroom
Intro: In my last post I mentioned that I had discovered The Twilight Sad by accident. This is that story. It’s a fresh and bright Saturday morning in late April 2014. Record Store Day sees me boarding a train at 7:42am and travelling the 26miles to Auld Reekie to indulge in my recently re-ignited … More Discovering The Twilight Sad
I accidentally found The Twilight Sad at RSD 2014, but that’s another story. I went along to see them for the first time on 19th December that same year where Vladimir, a band from Dundee, were one of the support acts. If I believe Stevie Graham, in the summer of that year TTS were … More Vladimir @ Sneaky Pete’s
We all change when you think about it. We are all different people all through our lives. And that’s okay. That’s good. You’ve got to keep moving. So long as you remember all the people you used to be. Doctor Who Don’t forget you’re alive. Joe Strummer Welcome to my mid-life crisis. It’s not manifesting … More Here goes nothing.