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Unsung Heroes 1: The Male Nurse

  I’m grateful to Digital Plamf for recommending The Male Nurse to me a while back (he thought there were some similarities between them and some of the stuff I recorded with Swivel Chair). All I’ve heard is a few songs they recorded for John Peel,  ‘Back On The Pills’, ‘German Sleeps in My Bed’ […]

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Why I’m a Paytard

  Last week I wrote a guest blog for Just Another iPhone Blog about the new Spotify app. There were a couple of comments, one of which recommended jailbreaking which apparently allows the app to run in the background, the lack of which is one of its major failings (Apple’s not Spotify’s fault). He says […]

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A brief history of my creative efforts Part 2

    This is part 2 of the exclusive serialisation of my unwritten creative memoirs (it might make a bit more sense if you read part one) FILM OPENINGS After deciding that I didn’t have the excessively extroverted character necessary for a career in the theatre, I decided that being behind the camera might work better.  […]

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Robot Love in Edinburgh – Cybraphon & ASIMO

After reading about Cybraphon everywhere, including  wired.com, and seeing footage of him everywhere including US TV, I finally got to see “him” last week at the inspace gallery in Edinburgh, and was blown away. It reminded me of when ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot, visited the city back in April as part of the Science Festival. […]

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A Weekend in Fife, featuring The Three Craws

I missed the impromptu set by The Three Craws at Homegame earlier this year, so I was delighted when my friends Iain and Aileen, who live in Aberdour, got Mel and I tickets to go see them at the Aberdour Festival. As it turned out, we were already heading to Fife that weekend to visit […]

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Moon (and Clint Mansell)

The less you know about this film the more you’ll enjoy it, I think – so I won’t be saying anything about the actual plot – but having finally seen this the other night I enjoyed it so much I felt the need to write about it briefly here. The story is great, taking parts […]

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The Gaseous Brain Guide to the iPhone

An iPhone ponce, yesterdayFinally, by popular demand (well two people expressed a vague interest), I present my ultimate guide to Steve Jobs’ expensively addictive hand-extension for show-offs. This has been a long-time coming because to be honest it was turning into an incredibly dreary piece of slavering apple fanboi tedium, but I think the finished […]

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Playing with the Past

I’m delighted to say that Playing with the Past is back in Edinburgh for a second night on August 22nd. This combination of film and live music was my highlight of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (ok I only saw one other film, what of it?) bringing together three of my favourite Edinburgh bands […]

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James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players – Folk Songs

I have to admit I found the prospect of sitting down to a whole album of ‘proper folk’ rather off-putting, even though it was recorded by James Yorkston (who it is no secret I am a massive fan of). You see, my old man is the folkie really and I consider myself more of an […]

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The Cottage (a personal video)

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5187273&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=c9ff23&fullscreen=1 At the weekend we went over to visit my dad and relatives over in Derry in Northern Ireland. We also visited the cottage where I lived for 3 years (between 11 and 14) in a very small village called Culoort or Killourt (depending on how you want to spell it) which is in Malin […]