It’s The Weekend……..


………….so let the good times roll.

I’ve not delved into the Michael Jackson debate in any way whatsoever, nor do I intend to, but I do like the image I’ve attached to this post – it makes me laugh. In fact it makes me giggle. A lot. But then I’m a sad little man. Actually, you know what, I can’t help myself. The man is dead. Regardless of what he did/did not do lets just let him rest in peace. Talk about over the top! I don’t know. What’s the world coming to? I heard people have killed themselves because they cannot live without him. Man the fuck up! The whole thing is ridiculous. Both the adoration of his music and the hatred of his personal demons. Next.

Anyways, I am currently trying to finalise packaging for the Kays album, art for the Kays album, songs for the Kays album and indeed organise a string of shows to promote the Kays album later this year. It’s not easy. I really want to set up album launches but I cannot do that until everything is in hand. So yeah, I’m kind of playing this game with one hand tied behind my back. Which makes life problematic.

Tonight I am going home to hang out and drink copious amounts of red wine whilst finishing my current book. I also have a practice with Graeme to work on new songs. Tomorrow is a day of rest and the Sunday I’m off to Nedstock. It’s going to be an interesting weekend. Hope everyone has a good one.

Oh, and don’t forget to get over to songbytoad and listen to me and matthew blethering about this and that. I always worry that I will come across as a dull, miserable loser. So be nice!!

Oh and if you’re at T in the Park on Sunday let me know. I’m always up for a beer.




Well I must admit that I know very, very little about the Portugese music scene. Our drummer Chris – who if you don’t already know has a great solo project called Esperi – does however appear to know a bit about what’s going on over there. Either that, or he stumbled across this little gem by accident. I don’t know which to be honest. Perhaps Chris will post on this and shed light on the situation. Either way it’s a great find if you ask me becuase Noiserv is exactly the kind of perfect folk music that would be welcomed with open arms in Edinburgh at the moment. It appears to be the solo workings of one David Santos who mixes guitar, melodica, omnichord, accoridan and whole range of other instruments to create something quite simply, beautiful. I don’t have an album review at the moment, though his debut album ‘One Hundred Miles From Thoughtlessness’ is out now and will be definitely be getting purchased on the basis of what I’m hearing. I also know that he will be coming over to our shores to do some shows with Esperi later this year, so be sure that you don’t miss out on that. It’s certainly the type of music that I can imagine appealing to a wide audience in these parts. Enjoy.