When snow falls at night, There’s a hush in the darkness
The peace that you feel is the breath of the Earth.
Catch the air cold and crisp, taste the flakes falling on your tongue,
Your warmth beside me is more than I deserve,
More than I deserve,
Slow down take [...]
I see that I have neglected my own website recently, what with all my other goings on going on.
My two slim volumes of Edinburgh Tales are selling slowly, but steadily, and I have just put the second one, The Great Al Fresco!, through the Amazon All You Can Eat programme where you can [...]
And after months of planning, my other project is now open for business. I’m also the partner in The New Curiosity Shop which up ’til now has focused on online courses. We are now becoming an indie publisher, and we are looking to add non-fiction books to our catalogue. Short e books of [...]
It’s been a busy time with two projects budding simultaneously.
Painted Ocean So Near Yet So Far is the first song to be released under the new name for the band. We are now Painted Ocean; a better fitting monicker for the kind or music we are making. We have seven songs in various [...]
Iain Banks died last week, and some of his ashes are to be shot into the sky over the Forth. I like to think that at the last moment he was whisked away by a Culture ship and is now relaxing in a deck chair under a strange coloured sky, drinking a strange coloured drink.
It was a message on the Flower Kings newsgroup that sent me to Mike Dickson’s web site. “Listen to his Mellotronworks” it said. I’ve long enjoyed the sound of the mellotron, from listening to the Moody, Blues, Strawbs, Yes, and in particular Tangerine Dream and King Crimson. Mike Dickson’s Mellotronworks is a loving crafted rendition [...]
My pen is resting for a short while* as I wrestle with the final recording and mixing of our Arbelos album, Stone Owl on the Shore.
Mixing and recording Stone Owl has re-kindled my love of electronic music, the Tangerine Dream-esque stuff in particular: Berlin School style, it is sometime known.
I was rummaging around [...]
Just waiting for the snow to fall. Edinburgh is spectacular under a blanket of white. It’s not happening here, yet, maybe later today we’re told. Meanwhile, I couldn’t but help do a quick video of me singing When Falls at Night. Here it is. Hope you enjoy it.
The Great Al Fresco! Volume 2 of New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh is now available for Kindle from Amazon. Find out more about the tales here. . . “Professor MacIntyre is Missing!” New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh volume 1 is available for Kindle from Amazon; for Apple iThings from the Apple iBookstore; and from Smashwords in all ebook formats. Find out more about the tales here. . .
So Near Yet So Far