I forgot my headphones for my tablet. Two days in Blackpool without my music. So I boiled the kettle and emptied two Colombian coffee sachets into my mug. Poured the boiling water straight. Black coffee done cheap. Looked out the sand smudged window of our room out to the sea and the emptiness beyond. My […]Read More Pabs Music Musings 3. The Blackpool Soundtrack
http://weirddecibels.bandcamp.com/album/weird-decibels-15-the-lost-tracks Bootlegs, B-Sides, Deluxe albums with previously unreleased songs I love them. You find tracks that your favourite band disregarded into the vault and wonder before slowly understanding why they didn’t make the cut. These tracks are the geeky guys that sit at the back of the class, the awkward souls who mean well but […]Read More The Lost Tracks
Creatively it has been a difficult couple of months. September Stu, Greg and Derek all had holidays in far away lands. So not much got done. I used September to nail the mixes of The Lost Tracks, three songs we did not use on Weird Decibels 1. More on those in another post. As we […]Read More Writing September, October 2013
Is rock dead? How many times have we heard that question being asked. Many times. I was reading my latest copy of Sound On Sound in which they review a music submission by a band called Teenage China, an artist from our very own Scottish shores. In the review there is a statement ‘ The […]Read More Pabs Music Musings. Episode 2. Is rock music dead? (And has anyone checked?)
Its Friday rush hour. I’m desperate to pick up Stu and get out the town. the city lights of Glasgow are calling. The ABC awaits. As I look in the rearview mirror Falkirk fades away. Nothing draws me to our local music scene now. I pick up Stu, there is almost a quiet excitement as […]Read More Gig diary ABC 2 Glasgow 23/8/2013
My wee sis is a good few years younger than me. She is of this generation of music lovers, accepting with ease MP3’s, Streaming, single song listening and music Blogs. I on the other hand come from a generation of CD lovers, albums and record shops. Today’s music lovers have everything they need to build […]Read More Pabs Music Musings. Part 1 The Search.
Lyrics! Kill it! Kill it! I guess it started in my bored heart Turned my blood darker than black At first I loved the feelings I had Got in my head, I screamed ‘take it back!’ C E C D Kill it! Kill it! Stamp it down Before it grows And eats all around Binds […]Read More Writing August 2013
We play live a week tonight at the ABC2 in Glasgow. Tickets £8. Can’t wait for this one. Playing live is perhaps the best part of being in a band.Read More Weird Decibels live
Wonder Video Link to our video for our song Wonder from our album Weird Decibels 1.Read More Wonder Video
June was a write off, a cancelled gig we were really looking forward to and the song writing sessions were grinding to a halt. I promised the guys I’d take all the recording gear down every week and annotate every little idea. June the 19th.Stu was playing around with a cool lick but the music […]Read More June July 10th 2013 Writing.