Banned Books and … Beerjacket

Banned Books and a Beer (and Beerjacket) – Cupar Library, Cupar – Tuesday November 2018 A wee write-up of an enjoyable event during Book Week Scotland which managed to incorporated the written word and some music. The Book Week Scotland event was originally intended to feature readings from a number of banned books. Given that…

The Moon Hangs So Low – Kristin Hersh live

Kristin Hersh / Fred Abong / Beerjacket – Museum of the Moon, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, Glasgow – Sunday 24th June 2018 It seems like a long time ago, but I have vague recollections of seeing Kristin Hersh before heading off on holiday. The show was part of a run under the Museum of the Moon,…

Lifers #1 – Throwing Muses LP preview

I thought it would be nice to mark the imminent release of the new Throwing Muses LP ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ with a feature of some kind. Knowing that a number of Scottish based musicians were fans, the idea of trying to involve them took hold. But when my plea for anyone to take part on Twitter was…

Frantic Friday

Lorcan and Neil, Meursault Meursault / Inspector Tapehead / Beerjacket – The Caves, Edinburgh and Edinburgh School for the Deaf / Young Spooks – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 17th June 2011 Primary objective – see as much of Edinburgh School for the Deaf and Meursault in 2 different venues on the same night. Secondary…

2009 LPs – 20-11

Well, I think it’s fair to say that the elastic has broken on my stupid life. Having scrambled through to the Christmas holidays, I’ve actually achieved very little beyond completing Mrs MPT’s gift list since last weekend. Plans for three posts in the last fortnight have produced one half written piece. Which I will come…

Still alive – just

No, it may have seemed otherwise recently but certainly not dead. I’ve been in something of a bind – a lack of time, no resolution to the Fileden issue and a lack of a clear idea of where I want to take the blog (if anywhere) . These have all contributed to the unprecedented gap…