Festival, Album & Book…

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all well. Do I sound excited? I am. Pearl Jam are playing the Isle of Wight Festival today. I’ll be there, slightly drunk, dancing on my one good leg.

I played the Festival yesterday and was lucky enough to have been featured on Sky Arts coverage. I got tweets slagging off my wife beater vest and wellies image. It’s a festival, you’re meant to look like a dick. Aren’t you?

I’m playing the Champagne Zebra Lounge tomorrow afternoon at 4. Then I’ll have to juggle between Bruce Springsteen and England. As much as I love the boss…England will win. ūüôā

Yesterday, I met a fella off ‘The Voice’ too. I didn’t know who he was, but he deserved a kiss.

I signed off on the proofs for my book on Thursday. Now they’re off to India to be printed. Gulp!!! I’m very excited. ‘How NOT to be a rockstar’ will be out soon. That will make me a published author. WOW!

I also got the mastered copy of the album. It sounds massive! I’m so happy with it. A Brand New Battle will be available very soon. I hope you like it!!!

Right, I’m off to eat, drink, and be muddy.

Be safe. xxx

Isle of Wight Festival…

Hey all,

I’m lucky enough to have been handed 3 slots at this years Isle of Wight Festival.

I’m playing the Zebra Bar at 18:00 on Thursday (21st June) evening, and 16:00 on Sunday (24th) afternoon.

Plus I’m playing the Life’s a Beach Stage at 16:30 on Friday (22nd).

Hopefully see you there.

x

Old school tunes…

Hey all,

My mate Tim sent me some old tunes he had on his computer.

The first one is old bedroom recording of a song called ‘A violent mind’. It was from when we were in a band called Helen Keller.

It’s very rough, very old, and we were very young! But have a listen if you’re bored.

Helen Keller – A Violent Mind.

Here is another tune. A remix by dekalog of an acoustic song called ‘Always said too much’. The track was on the Kody album, ‘Polaroids from Alison’.

Kody – Always Said Too Much (Dekalog remix)

Much love. x

Quitting G & Tippers Show…

Hey all,

For anyone that is a regular listener to the G and Tippers radio show, you’ll have heard me quit last night. It wasn’t a spur of the moment thing and it’s not something I will regret doing.

Tim will carry on as usual, either as the Tippers show, or with another co presenter. So make sure you continue to tune in.

The last few months have been a real chore and I’ve actually dreaded 7pm every Thursday. When we started the show, in January 2011, I felt like we could grow and grow and become something significant in the World of radio. For the first few months that appeared to be happening, but after a while, I felt it¬†plateaued, and then slipped backwards.

The direction of the show felt like it was drifting away from where I wanted it to go, and it almost felt like it was becoming samey and just another radio show.

We used to be in trouble every week for overstepping the mark. Now we’re rarely in trouble. That bored me. You can’t be a pioneer in anything, without over stepping the mark.

One day I may get back into radio, but first I need to get my own house in order. I am busy with a million different things, and the distraction of the radio show has become less and less welcome.

Thanks to Vectis Radio for giving us the show. And I hope, with some new blood, it can get back to where it was, and further.

Peace. x

Next weeks recording and Isle of Wight shows…

Oi.

Next week I am down in Surrey to record a couple of acoustic tracks. It’s part of a friends project, so I’ll get to try some new stuff out.

Obviously I’ve just finished the album so it seems like poor timing for a spot of free recording. I would say that’s ‘Ironic’ but thanks to Alanis Morrisette, we all know it’s not ironic at all.

I’m going to record a couple of acoustic tracks, ‘This Ones Love’ & ‘Nothing lasts forever’. I’ll use them as B sides for the next two singles. Whatever they may be!

I’m back on the Isle of Wight next week for a couple of shows. When I left last week, I didn’t get to say a lot of good byes. Hopefully we’ll be able to have a few jars at the shows next week.

Monday 21st – Quay Arts Centre, Newport – 8pm.

Thursday 24th – Wight Rock Bar, Ryde – 9:30pm.

Tell your friends! Then kiss them. With tongues. While naked. Covered in peanut butter.

I have a head ache. x