Airdrieonians

Kelty Hearts 1 – 1 Airdrieonians (19/09/20)

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Goals: Kelty Hearts – Higginbotham (57) – Airdrieonians Ally Roy (46) Airdrieonians Line-up: Hutton, MacDonald, McCann, Fordyce, Kerr, Ritchie, McKay, Sabatini, Gallagher, O’Reilly, ThomsonSubs: Currie, Crighton, Robert, Stokes, Roy, Carrick, Burke, Moore, Hughes Airdrieonians met lowland leaguers Kelty Hearts on the synthetic pitch of their New Central Park ground on Saturday for the first of […]

Blethering

Post-Pandemic-Pause

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Fuck man, it’s been a long pandemic – and I hope everyone reading this has kept safe and sound. I thought I’d come back to the blog – even briefly (who knows?) – to give some sort of note as to what’s been happening since April, and it’s hard to know where to kick off. […]

Guitar

To be a Southpaw

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It started early, at school. Back in the dark days of the mid-eighties, when teachers were less – let’s say – enlightened as they may be now. Those were the days of jumpers for goalposts, chalk on blackboards, and ‘right to write’. Left-handedness, even then, was a source of trouble. Left-handed – sinistral, southpaw, cack-handed, […]

Music Projects

Marain (A tribute to Penderecki)

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Though largely forgotten about now – even by members of the band itself – my first band in Poland, the Post-rock effort, the Frozen North had an exciting first year. Recording, radio, TV, wee festivals, TEDxWarsaw, and other bits and pieces. In late 2014, before a malaise and eventual collapse the next year, we were […]

Guitar

Equipboard

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For the less nerdy among readers, Equipboard is a community of users where musicians (or fans of musicians) can create profiles listing the gear that they use. For the less known among us, it’s a nice way of sharing your guitars, pedals, amps, synths, drums, etc. Where the site comes into its own, though, are […]

On Music

Silence

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As a child, I was fascinated by silence. That is not to say the times in which I was quiet were plentiful; quite the opposite in fact – even as a child it was difficult to shut me up, much to the eternal frustration of my mother. Despite a propensity for singing and chatting, at […]

On Being an Indie Fan

Six Songs of Me

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Quite some time ago, early last decade, the Guardian ran a popular segment on their music blog called Six Songs of Me that was always an enjoyable read. Of course what self-respecting record collector wouldn’t want to share their choices and wax lyrical about the songs that shaped them. So here we are.   What […]

Blethering

2020/5=404 (error)

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2020 began at a pace that surprised even me – and I’m someone who uses the new year like a stretched and primed elastic band, ready to ping my plans and me into swift, expeditious action. By the end of the first week of January, I’d clocked up 21 hours of guitar practice, 8 new […]