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Tubular Bells: Onwards and Sideways

12/8/2021 Tramping. While facing a day with nothing to do until 4:30pm I fell back on an old habit from over…

Tubular Bells Anniversary Shows: First shows

First show: done and dusted in the strangest of circumstances. Today began with a rainstorm of biblical proportions. I had…

Tubular Bells Anniversary Shows 2021 Part 1

Rehearsals Day 1. This morning, I woke up (always a bonus!), had a shower, threw the wet towels onto the bathroom…

The ‘T’-word: guitarists and tone

My heart sinks every time I see a post on guitar forums about tone, and I was encouraged to find…

Music and the Art of Sim Racing

I bought myself a lockdown present back in early April: while tidying up the studio I had found a PlayStation…

Online Sessions: tips for musicians.

With the option of going to someone else’s studio or having the client come to your studio, more and more…

The Jingle Kings (R.I.P., Splodgenessabounds.)

I wrote this a few years ago on my blog: it’s reprinted here as a tribute to one of the…

Update on my Adventures in Blockchain Music

On Dec 10th I posted an entry about releasing my music on the Blockchain. Well, what a surprise! So far…

Why I’m Releasing My Music On The Blockchain

#F**kYouSpotify #F**kYouAppleMusic Those of my friends who have heard me banging on about Cryptocurrencies will not be surprised by this:…

The Modern Music Business

A recent Facebook post asked the following question: “Calling all musicians/artists/songwriters/music business peeps – It would be amazing if you…

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