Tag Archives: musician


The TV Thing …

There were a lot of things that could’ve gone better, to be honest. We could’ve got more than 3 hours sleep before driving the hour and a half from Peterborough to Keswick. It would have been nice to have been able to hear myself in the monitor (or perhaps not, since after 5 gigs in […]

$1000 Ukulele

$1000 on a ukulele?!?!

You can buy a beginner’s Denver ukulele for about $40 CAN and it will play any song you ask of it, especially if you’re sticking to chords. Even so, you’ll notice a few chords being particularly difficult to play (Bb is a bitch) because the action’s a bit high, and if you start wandering up […]


Busking From Your Livingroom?

Busking From Your Livingroom? What’s this you say? Jam in my pyjamas in the comfort of my living room and have an audience of people from around the world?  And those people are an awesome community of performers, artists, and artist-supporters who share and collaborate with each other? AND they can TIP ME via PayPal?  […]


New Year’s Blog

Stepping back and taking stock is something I’m not very good at.  My mental scales are out of balance; my victories somehow get smaller in rear-view, like a road-sign fading into the distance, but my faults and failings seem to keep up with me, never diminishing, looming overhead and stretching arms of worry into the […]


If this is feminism, I’m out.

There is a certain kind of dialogue about gender equality and sexism that has me worried.  It’s the “men need to help with this” type of post, and it scares the crap out of me, because I think the idea that women need men to stand up for them against other men is the most […]


Facebook Makes Me A Better Person

Social media takes a lot of shit for being a big, fake stage on which to present a big, fake version of yourself; and that it actually discourages real connection between people.  Which is why what I’m about to say is going to be counter-intuitive: Facebook makes me a better person. No, really, I’m serious. And […]