Liquid Ship weirdness and CD designs

Added on Monday 24 Nov 2008

Been quite busy on the music front these last few weeks; on the 13th I played at the 'Quiet Riot at The Drawing Room' which was a good night (I particularly liked Adam Ross - and his music partner who's name escapes me - they had very good songs) - and then on the 17th I played a set at the Tchai Ovna tea room in the West End.

I had expected to have a support act at Tchai Ovna, which didn't materialize - so I had to do two sets. This wasn't that easy as I don't yet have a huge list of songs to play. I tried out a new song called, ' Ghosts of my past' which went down well (took a mental note to put it in the set) and also tried to remember some songs I hadn't played for months. I had a go at the song, 'These dark nights' which is on the CD but I wasn't sure it would work live (I was not entirely wrong). I liked the place as a music venue as it has a nice relaxed atmosphere; it was an enjoyable evening.

Unfortunately I had to miss my slot on Sunny Govan Radio last Tuesday because I was down in Newcastle, but was pleased that the band, The Acoustic Butterfly, could fill in. I will be on this Tuesday instead - so catch it if you can: http://www.sunnygovancommunitymedia.org

I Played at the Liquid Ship last Thursday with Kevin Young and Davie Boyle. It was a weird evening - very un-Liquid Ship like, as far as the atmosphere was concerned - it was quite noisy. Generally the Liquid Ship has an intimate feel with a crowd that is quiet and attentive to the performers. However, despite the noise, the crowd were in a good mood - singing along to my song, Daddy's car at one point. It helped that I had some support from friends who came along for the gig (hi Pat, Val, Frances, Mary).

The evening hadn't started well for Kevin Young as he had his guitar stolen on the way to the gig! He left it propped against a shop counter for a few seconds - because it would have been awkward to carry it down the narrow isles - and in those few seconds - it was gone. I felt sorry for Kevin - it must have been difficult to do a performance after that. I gave him a loan of my guitar - and - despite his loss - he played a great set. Kevin is a man of talent - no doubt.

I spent the weekend working on my CD design - incorporating artwork from Duncan Macdonald and one of my own photographs. This morning I sent it all away to the CD duplication people - so fingers crossed it all comes back looking good.

Got a few more gigs and events coming up soon:

  • 26 November: Tchai Ovna Southside: House of Tea, 169 Deanston Drive, Glasgow
  • 28th November: Partick Folk Club, St Peter's Church Hall, Chancellor Street, Partick, Glasgow
  • 12th December: The Hidden Lane Cafe, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow - CD Launch with Acoustic Butterfly and Aidan MacEoin

I'm looking forward to the CD launch in particular. See you there.

All the best,
Jim

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