Well, despite the best of intentions, the blog fell well and truly behind, overtake by events, as usual….
A few nice gigs over the Spring – supporting Barbara Dickson in Linlithgow, brilliant wee arts centre concert in Hawick and old favourites like Glenfarg and Gartmore. It would be great to be out and about a bit more, but – as I’ve said before – the work doesn’t often come looking for you, you have to go looking, and I’m hopeless at marketing stuff. We set up a Duncan McCrone Band Facebook page, and at the time of writing have almost 500 ‘likes’ – all genuine, I might add…..I don’t like the idea of ‘buying’ likes to boost the page, doesn’t seem quite the thing, to be honest.
Had a couple of nice trips away since I last wrote – took the camper van to Ullapool, Gairloch and Arisaig, and we had a fantastic ten days in Puerto Pollensa, Majorca. As always, over a month later I’m still fighting with the car hire firm, after being ripped off by over 220 Euros. It’s really not worth the hassle, hiring a car abroad. They just assume you’ll give up, and they can keep the money they extort from you, but I’m so mad about it I won’t let it go this time. Be very careful if you reckon you have to use these outfits.
Heading into the studio this month to record a new song for an as-yet un-announced album being released by one of Scotland’s biggest record labels. Wish I could tell you more, but should be able to announce something next month. Very excited about it, though.
August is shaping up to be one of the biggest of my life, as my daughter Julie is expected to give me my first grandchild on the 3rd. I’ve always been a worrier as a dad, so I’ll be glad when the wean is here and I know that all is well.
Anyway, Carradale Village Hall this month – a concert run by my great pals Shelagh, Lachie and Jane through their company Rolling Wave Productions. It’s one of my very favourite places on Earth, so here’s hoping we get a good turnout.
See you later