Fish in the Think Tank, a way forward

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  A fine weekend brainstorming with Rob Ayling ( my project advisor and coordinator) and John Reid ( My web site designer and administrator ) going over options and ideas for the future. High on the list was the downloads question and we are looking at instigating the following – all studio albums will be available from “mainline” sites via … Read More

Planting the High Wood

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Decent day today despite the occasional intrusion of the odd crisis requiring calm management. Foss finally arrived, yours truly still in a dressing gown after 2 hours ensconced behind a monitor screen playing ping pong on e mails, fielding calls and texts and a surprise drop in from my parents. Something quite bohemian and seemingly relatively eccentric to herald a … Read More

Touring

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  I’m sitting here in the control room listening to the rough mixes of the Saturday night performance at the Leamington Spa convention last year while contemplating the May touring figures in the UK. Many of you were interested and surprised at the last blog regarding the state of the music industry with regards to distribution and my survival ideas. … Read More

View from the Balcony

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I just missed the dawn by a few minutes and rather it being a guilty reminder of excesses it was surprisingly from the correct side. Thoughts had been whirring away in the half sleep of early morning, spurred into action by the klaxon wailing out of the iPhone that had roused my girlfriend from my arms and into a shower. … Read More

Not the End of the World

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It’s been an eerie last few weeks. The virus that took me out just after Leamington persisted for over a month and refused to give me my voice back. I traveled to Germany to visit my girlfriend carrying with me the up to date demos that Steve Vantsis had burned off at the end of a week long session that … Read More

Leamington Spa Fishheads Convention 2012 – Part 3

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The breakfast room looked like a casualty clearing station. I wasn’t too bad and Simone and I sat down with Mickey and Sarah for our first breakfast together in a very long time. The other tables were scattered with band, crew and friends, most in distressed states like Muppets in a blender. I was glad I’d kept it toned down … Read More

Leamington Spa Fishheads Convention 2012 – Part 2

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Outside my bedroom window I heard familiar voices. Dave Barras and Scott Mackay, the director and writers of “Electric Man” were unloading a similarly  familiar vehicle, the pick up truck I’d driven as “Uncle Jimmy” in the movie and which belonged to Scott. It was a wreck then and hadn’t improved with age. An exchange of haranguing and  “witty banter” … Read More

Leamington Spa Fishheads Convention 2012 – Part 1

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Just after 9am on Friday we passed through Galashiels in the packed estate car and descended into mist where the A7 skirted the river Tweed. The market square with my lyrics to “Kayleigh” carved in cold damp limestone behind us and perhaps an omen missed as Elspeth and I headed South towards the border. Shaun was driving the “clown carrier” … Read More

Threatening Marketing INC

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Fishheads Club DVD will be here for posting out on the 17th October. The 2 new T shirts (Leamington Spa Convention and the first “Feast of Consequences” T shirt) are now up for sale on the Fish Shop web site at Fishheads Club DVD will be here for posting out on the 17th October.