Category: Music

  • Podcast, September 10th 2022 – Sorrow

    Podcast, September 10th 2022 – Sorrow

    Click to play Related Posts:SorrowDolur – Sorrow, done

  • Everything Changes

    Everything Changes

    A link to my songs on Bandcamp that I wrote some time ago and recorded last year along with Dafydd as Mwgwd https://mwgwd.bandcamp.com/

  • The Creature – a short video about an upcoming play

    This is a short video I made to help promote the upcoming play from Company of Sirens at Chapter Arts in Cardiff Related Posts:Lottery – A short Story

  • It’s a collage

    It’s a collage

    It’s a collage, that’s what it is, it’s a coll-fucking-age

  • Random Words of Today Podcast

    Random Words of Today Podcast

    Random Words of Today ***** and while we’re at it, this is another little random podcast from the other day it’s called RE: Tories Left Right etc. ***** and yet another recoded just an hour or so ago this one is Art Light Love Universe ***** Related Posts:Podcast, September 10th 2022 – Sorrow

  • 2 Old Heads at The Apothecary Cardiff

    I don’t really know how it got to this but in eleven days time on April 3rd I am doing a sort of gig. Poster below. It’s a very small venue but an interesting one. here’s the event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/317730898881281/ Some of my paintings will be on display and for sale in the […]

  • an Ordinary Bloke writes about music

    an Ordinary Bloke writes about music

    Transcript below Music is like the wind – it’s just there. Remember that I’m not saying that making music is easy, far from it – making music is very difficult – I know that there are tens of thousands of very talented musicians in the UK and at least thousands in Wales – and I […]

  • Marking an event

    Marking an event

    Last Saturday, December 8th 2018, along with Dafydd Wyn Roberts, I held an event at the Apothecary in Cardiff. They have a lovely little caff at the back of their shop. Dafydd played 4 songs accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar, and I read three excerpts from my novels. It went like this – Song-Reading-Song-Reading-Song-Reading-Song […]

  • Old Heads at the Apothecary Cardiff

    Old Heads at the Apothecary Cardiff

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    Nobody Nobody Nobody Nobody nobody nobody Nobody nobody nobody nobody nobody nobody NOBODY

  • Work in Progress – Extract from “Beats”

    Work in Progress – Extract from “Beats”

    This is an extract from Beats, the second novel in the Bums, Beats, and Bones trilogy. Bums has already been published. Beats will follow in 2018. But it’s not really about the music is it?” Old Steve knew he was pushing his luck but he’d had decades of Billy’s bullshit and now and again he […]

  • Shadows and Silhouettes

    Shadows and Silhouettes

    NOTE: This blog post is meant primarily as a personal record of something I did and the context in which I did it. It’s no more than that. In the late sixties, when I was a teenager I used to sit in cafés and watch people. I don’t mean in a creepy way, I was […]

  • I may have written about this before but it will have been with different words

    I may have written about this before but it will have been with different words

    Another snippet from This is It. (Disclaimer: I can’t guarantee precise historical accuracy – all these memories may be mixed up and reconstituted in a skewed way, probably due to the bin-bag full of potent Mexican grass we consumed during the period – it was the sixties after all!) In 1969 when I was seventeen […]

  • water on the smoke

    I did think it would be good to listen to Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water from 1972 while writing this, and I am listening to it, but to be honest it seems dated and restrained. Yes there’s some nice little riffs in the mix and it does build nicely but I wouldn’t put it […]

  • See Slade in their prime for 60p

    Yes, just 60p to attend a gig by Slade but you’ll have to travel four decades back in time first. I came across this poster advertising a gig by Slade at the Glen in Llanelli in 1970/71. I was taking pictures for a new website for the No Strings Rock Bistro in Llanelli. The bistro […]