Saturday, April 18, 2020

Under The Stone


"Under The Stone" is one of the tracks on the new album "Philosophical" released in May 2020, here performed live at Quay Arts.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Andy Roberts live music gig in Totland,  Isle of Wight.
** Link to the Facebook Event **


Sunday March 8th From two thirty until 4.30  in the bar area. 

 

Friday, January 03, 2020




Link to a video of "The Rowan Tree" 


There are other versions, but it hasn't changed much. 
There is so far no studio recorded audio version yet. 


The Nutmeg Tree

Self harmony singing, on one of my shortest songs.

The Nutmeg Tree was written the morning after the night before, I had to go back because I had left something behind.

 


Recorded into garageband on Apple iMac.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mainland day 18

A day on the mainland, in the rainy market town and harbour of Lymington.  Most productive day so far in terms quantitatively, with the bonus of having left the iPad behind charging.  Thanks for the lift.

Fishing boats

No fishing no crabbing. 

Moonrise over Lymington

Cardboard for collection. 

Yarmouth

Ferry

Lymington

Experience a position of power

Declare all susbstances




Monday, February 18, 2019

DAY 17 - Ryde etc

Ryde Pier again. 

A liminal space. This time the tide was out. Then Coburgs, a nightclub in the afternoon and the bus which goes through Brading, Sandown, Shanklin, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Wroxall and Godshill before arriving back in Newport. Nice to see the old people enjoying themselves but I'm out. 









Thursday, February 14, 2019

Half Way Post

It's February 14th so I'm half way through my Songwriting month challenge.

A good time to take stock and make any adjustments to the path for the next 2 weeks. The first half started with snow on the ground and ended with warm sunny gardening weather - yes, I took a couple of hours out and weeded the garlic patch.

I was ill for three days and recovering for two more so that took a chunk out, which means I'll need to step up the pace for part 2. I've learned that I can sometimes get something written down if I get up real early in the morning for an hour, after having a full day the day before, or after several hours on my own either tramping around the coastal paths or else hanging around transit spaces, such as cafes at the ferry port. Sometimes it's nice enough to plonk down on a bench outdoors even.

I still have enough bus passes left for alternate days and I quite like the enforced waiting the timetables dictate, but it does make for well trodden routes. I put out a call for help with offers of lifts at the start, and this means I have a couple of dates pencilled in and some others which are much more vague. Nobody in West Wight can pick me up on the way somewhere so far, and nobody is going to the mainland with a spare seat this month it seems.

But there is still time for you dear reader, to come good if you have been thinking about it, and get in touch to make a simple arrangement. I'm just trying to get a bit further away from home for a few hours or half a day, that's all. New horizons, unencumbered. If I had been able to go away completely for a week I would have been finished after day 5. This way with day trips is much slower, as I expected, so it's good that I allowed a whole month to get there. I have 9 pieces of writing with potential to become complete songs, but I need about 30 in order to go through a stringent filtering process later on when I come to write the music for the album.

Oh and by the way, I've just recently learned from friends in the busking community that sales of shiny disc plastic CDs have finally started to tail off, as few people still have working CD players these days. To be replaced with what - usb pen drives? Download codes? Resurgent Vinyl haha?





Tuesday, February 12, 2019

12 - Alum Bay to Yarmouth

12 - Alum Bay to Yarmouth

Headon Warren

Hatherwood Batter 
Needles

Hatherwood Batter

warren

warren

Needles plus warren



tree

tree


Totland Bay + Fort Albert

Totland Pier Cafe

Brambles Chine

sky


pond

4 red squirrels

4 red squirrels

Are you still there?

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