Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Roads And The Miles To Dundee An' That

I just had a nice wee trip to bonnie Dundee.

The McManus, the V&A, the Discovery, Desperate Dan's statue, Tony Macaroni, Boots the chemist, etc....

My favourite thing was the selection of b&w photographs of children by Joseph McKenzie in the McManus...

On the way home I got a wee look at Doune Castle where Monty Python And The Holy Grail was filmed....

Taunter's day off
I recommend Wajib, btw...

...crackin' film.

Delighted to learn that The Force: The Story Of Scotland's Police (for which I provided music) has been shortlisted for a Scottish BAFTA.

Zoinks! Tickets are now on sale for all Teenage Fanclub live shows including Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and US. More info here.

And as I type, this Friday I'll be performing a set at The Seven Song Club in The Tron, Glasgow. Finlay Macdonald (with whom I have played in Speedboat, BMX Bandits and Teenage Fanclub) is doing a set too. See you there?

Thursday, 13 September 2018

We'll do all the law's allowing / Tomorrow I'll be right back plowing

So this was a hoot (screening courtesy of the Glasgow Dr Who Society):

"Under The Wire" is a very powerful doc that puts so many of our "problems" in perspective. Paul Conroy is amazing.

Oh - I'm at The Tron, Glasgow on 28th Sept. Performing 7 x songs.

What to sing? Maybe some stuff from this.

I got into a honky-tonk state of mind the other night. Some Webb Pierce, Wynn Stewart...and I do love Hank....

Better Call Saul. Am I right?

I am making music for a 3-part Scottish political TV doc which should be v. interesting. The director has made some other powerful political documentaries. Watch this space.

Upcoming Teenage Fanclub live shows (UK/Hong Kong/Japan/Australia*/New Zealand/) here.

Upcoming Tracyanne & Danny live shows (UK/Europe) here.

I like dipping into The Moth. This is quite something. And so is this.

You'll have heard about this?:

And that's that.

*(must remember to invite Kath & Kim)

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Never Morning Wore to Evening but some Heart did break

So y'all know Tracyanne & Danny are hitting the road again, right?

Ticket links here.
Teenage Fanclub just played a couple of fun festival shows at Electric Fields:

...and Moseley Folk Festival:

I ate nice katsu curry in Dumfries and scrumptious balti in Moseley.

Whilst in Birmingham I visited the Art Gallery & Museum:


In other news, the moving doc series "Tara & George", about a homeless couple in London, continues on BBC Radio 4. I was glad to be involved with creating the music. You can download the podcast episodes here.

Reported Missing is compelling TV, IMHO.

Oh and if you get the chance to see it, I recommend this:

Toodle pip!