Some Upcoming Gigs

March 31, 2010

Here are some upcoming gigs. I’ll be accompanying Calum Carlyle on bass, and will be playing ‘cello with Lindsay and the Storm. All gigs are in Edinburgh, unless it says otherwise.

15th April, 9pm – Calum Carlyle – Featured Artist at Out of the Bedroom. The Tron

24th April – ?pm – Calum Carlyle – The Hide @ The Argyle Bar

25th April – 8pm – Lindsay and the StormThe Listening Room, The Blue Blazer

29th April – 8pm – Lindsay and the Storm Concrete Campfire,  Bar Brel, Glasgow

30th April – 8pm – Lindsay and the Storm – MUSA Arts Cafe, Aberdeen (Note: don’t know if I’m playing this gig or not yet)

22nd May – 2:30pm – Calum CarlyleElvis Shakespeare, Leith Walk

2nd June 7pm – Lindsay and the Storm – Secret CDs – The Poenix Cellar Bar

6th June – 8pm – Lindsay and the Storm AcousticAragon, Glasgow

7th June – ?pm – Lindsay and the Storm – The Voodoo Rooms

Proof Reading

March 26, 2010

I try to proof read,

Yet my mind cannot focus,

Bored of my thesis.

A new band that I like

March 25, 2010

I discovered Starless and Bible Black yesterday. Yes, they share a name with a King Crimson album. Which is why I initially had a listen. But there a whole of Fairport Convention/Pentangle influences kicking around. Great stuff. I’ll have to keep an eye out for any gigs in Scotland 🙂

From the band’s website:

2009 sees the release of their second long-player, “Shape Of The Shape” – an album which brings together the sounds of Topanga Canyon country rock, Manchester guitar jangle and outer-space psychedelic drones. Gone are the dulcimers and banjos of the first album, replaced instead by a harder wall of Telecaster and Moog and sitting in the centre of this bold, widescreen sound resides the pure and husky voice of their chanteuse, Helene Gautier.

Recorded at Bryn Derwen in the wilds of the Snowdonian mountains and during all-night sessions in the relative tranquility of their local village hall, “Shape Of The Shape” is an album of contrasting styles, themes and approaches that coheres beautifully into a seamless whole. From sweltering swamp rock to gothic bluesy chanson via unplugged rustic balladry, a jazz-folk tinged instrumental and a sprawling nine-minute psych-choral drone opus the album traverses many different takes on the genre but never loses sight of the importance of a classic tune.

What is bass for? (blog from Trey Gunn)

March 8, 2010

A fantastic blog from Trey Gunn with a great selection of youtube clips… Still not sure about Wooten though… I think that clip just highlights why I don’t like his playing very much. The Bootsy clip is great though. 1!     1!     1!     1!

From PDEs to Trig

March 1, 2010

Hmmm. You know, maths is a lot harder than it used to be. Or maybe I’m just not as bright. Probably the later


where \gamma, \theta_l and \phi_g are given, \theta_g is free, sin(\phi_l) = \frac{sin(\theta_g)sin(\phi_g)}{sin(\theta_l)}, and i want to find \phi_l .

Time to refresh my memory of trig identities.

(Disclaimer: this post mainly exists as wordpress was the most convenient latex editor and I wanted to make a note of my equation so I don’t forget, and if you know me, you’ll know that my hand writing is pretty bad at times. So is my grammer).

In other, more exciting news, I have a gig this week.