Get Past The Python – “The Wrong Box” book review

Writing about friends’ creative endeavours is always a tricky business. Simply put, there’s the risk that someone gives you their treasured piece of work, generated by much blood, sweat and tear, … and you don’t like it. So what does a cowardly blogger do? Ignore it? Be excessively honest? Over the years I’ve been given plenty of…

No-One Has Made It Yet To The Next Level – Andrew C Ferguson E.P. review

There’s that moment of dread when someone you know gives you their music – particularly if you know it’s someone whose musical taste doesn’t necessarily significantly overlap with your own. And when it’s someone you work (almost literally) beside then you can surely understand the trepidation – at least if you’ve realised how much of…

Cave People – Nick Cave tribute preview

On Saturday night at the Citrus Club in Edinburgh, there’s a tribute to Nick Cave ‘Cry of the Cave People’ featuring music from Artisan, Isaac Brutal And The Trailer Trash Express, Hookers for Jesus and Norman Lamont & Fiona J Thom as well as spoken word contributions from Andrew Wilson, Ali Maloney and Andrew C…

The Secret of Scottish Football?

In the interests of things culturally Scottish I’d like to draw your attention to the chapbook ‘The Secret of Scottish Football (and other stories)’ by Andrew C Ferguson. The book features 3 stories all with a connection with, em, well I think you can guess. The opening story ‘Nae Cunt Said Anyhin’ is the best…