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The explosion of stuff

March 26, 2014

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…and suddenly you look around and realise that there is so much stuff going on that you’ve almost no time to tell people about it. So, to rectify that, here’s a  rundown of what’s happening with the music and the writing and a few other bits and bobs. De Saw and Finkle have had a busy […]

Back in the park

July 14, 2013

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So yesterday was my day back up at Balado for T in the Park. Workwise, de Saw and Finkle seemed to go down okay with the punters wandering through the cabaret tent, and out in the arena I managed to catch some decent bands too. Of the acts kindly suggested by you guys a week […]

2013 T Challenge

June 18, 2013

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So, I’m going to be festivalling again this year with the return of Finkle and de Saw to the Cabaret Tent at T In The Park. Yay! I say “yay”, but I have mixed feelings.  I love playing to new audiences and I love the idea of more music than you can possibly consume being […]

Stag and Dagger 2013: the breadcrumbs edition

May 21, 2013

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Boom. And another exhaustive (and exhausting) episode of Stag & Dagger comes and goes. This year, the replacement of Broadcast for The Captain’s Rest and the limiting of Stereo to the afters club had a couple of effects – first that the festival felt a little smaller (a feeling compounded by the impression that there […]

Stag & Dagger time again

May 16, 2013

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So, yay! For various reasons my eye’s been somewhat off the ball, so Stag & Dagger‘s kind of snuck up on me this year.  Still, I’ve managed to plug myself into Spotify for research purposes and, with the release of the stage times today, have formulated a plan. It’s going to be a cracking day. […]

RSD with free beer

April 20, 2013

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Managed out to Glasgow’s excellent Love Music for a couple of hours to celebrate Record Store Day 2013.  Bought some CDs, stayed in store to watch Fake Major and Woodenbox, bought some more CDs, and came away with some beer too. The beer is quite interesting. As a RSD experiment music blogger, Song By Toad, […]

Record Store Day 2013

April 19, 2013

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Just a quick, now annual, reminder that tomorrow is international Record Store (Shop!) Day.  The annual jamboree where the pasty faced and terminally wired consumer of tunes gets his arse out of the house and goes music shopping old school style. Everyone has fun, there are in-store performances by excellent local bands, special releases for […]

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