When I first heard Arkells’ song Leather Jacket back in 2014 I added it to my “Indie & Alternative” playlist due to the quirky nature of it. Fast forward a few years and that track had been joined by a couple of their others on my playlist but I hadn’t actually taken the time to listen to everything they’d done. That changed when I was listening to their latest album one morning and, after working through their back catalogue after it, I was impressed enough that I thought I’d check if they were touring. It turned out that they were both on tour and playing at King Tut’s in Glasgow just a few weeks later. I was surprised that tickets were still available for just £10 and snapped up a pair. Even though it was on a Sunday night, I couldn’t believe my luck! (more…)
This is from a couple of weeks back now, almost – I just forgot to share it here but for completeness I thought I should. I really enjoyed putting this one together and I had a good idea of what I wanted to record, heading out at lunch time to do some “during the day” kind of stuff before the Jars for Jason event that evening. It ended up at around 10 minutes, which I thought was about right for a day in the life kind of vlog, but I’ve had feedback that it’s a bit too long so maybe I should reel them in a bit. In the process I learned some quirks of the YouTube video editing experience the hard way, which meant having to upload it three separate times. The bottom line is that I should do all the editing offline and not bother with the YouTube editor!
I’ve been a fan of Black Stone Cherry’s stuff for a while now, and snapped up two pairs of tickets for their gig in Glasgow on the day of release a few months back. Last night myself, Fliss, and our friends Campbell and Claire made a night of it and enjoyed one of the best gigs I’ve seen at the O2. (more…)