Is it really a waste of time putting out albums?

The ongoing and evolving discussions with regard to recording 'albums' in todays music marketplace.

If you scour a number of video and music editorials, you will at some point come across the sincere opinion that it's a waste of time

Ten Campfire Songs update

Here we go again - and in oh, so many ways!

Christmas is over. Lockdown number two has bitten chunks out of our Gluteus Perseverance Max. And that feeling of isolation has truly set in for many.


Merging dual musical personalities? Bad dog!

'I've thought long and hard about this, and I'm admittedly apprehensive... but I think it's the way to go'.


Self-serving Compartments

For a long time now I've indulged in many types of music, and over the years I've tinkered, played…

Are your locks down over Lockdown?

It's a strange feeling to think that you are having a largely shared experience to someone else on an entirely different continent. Covid-19 in its 'vanilla' form (and now clinically dubbed by the mainstream media) has had far-reaching consequences to…

2 new albums and 20 tracks later

It's January and after the Christmas / winter break I'm looking back at my initial recordings made over the last 6 months.

It does feel a bit like things have slowed in this respect, but in reality I'm doing 'not…

A new Mesh'd album: The Alternator Ego

While I've been working on one of the two new Big Blue Car albums through 2019, I found myself drawn to playing around with a number of 'sandbox' ideas. These musical pieces are much too synth and sequence based than…

New DIY videos

I've just uploaded three new videos onto Youtube:

  • The first video is for the track 'Than Ever More Than' from Happy Yet?
  • The second is a 'Babble' video with thoughts and pointers regarding the next album(s)
  • Video number three…

New material taking shape

After a restless few months it all starts again..

Big Blue Car is recording.

The usual writing process remains the same; I collect all my odd scraps of recordings from mobile phone videos, dictaphone type recordings and…

Mark Hollis

It hits hard when music and writers you respect suddenly disappear off the scene.

If you are watching news headlines today (Feb 25) you may notice the sad news that Mark Hollis from Talk Talk has died. No details available…

New album 'Happy Yet?' finished

After a series of self imposed, on-off moments between 2017-18, the album is done.
In late January it went to the publishers and has since been distributed to streaming and download sites within a few days.

So, now what?