I Talk To The Trees

Random musings now appear on Blot. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not, but there’s no sign they’ll stop.

The miscellaneous tat has mostly moved that way and ultimately this website will become a more static record of noise related endeavours.

Man Of Arun No.1 Ne me quitte pas

The front cover of the Man Of Arun EP with the name vertical on the right hand edge and a picture of a fairly modern yet dilapidated pub on the right taking up most of the area

The front cover of the Man Of Arun EP with the name vertical on the right hand edge and a picture of a fairly modern yet dilapidated pub on the right taking up most of the area
My Bands Were Often Camped In Pubs
A release of all things. Not quite what I intended to get going again but it came to mind at the end of last year and hear it is, a critique of and plea to the bands that forsake Bandcamp without good reason.

The main track, Bandcamp (Come Back), turned out a bit long as the lyrics on the faster bit were meant to run together but proved confusing like that so I split them into two sections. Given the length I’ve also done the ‘radio edit’, Bandcamp (Slight Return), which omits part two.

The Streaming Suite Consists of:

1. Descent Into iTunes
2. The Third Circle Of Spotify
3. The Pandora Paradox
4. Bandcamp Regained

and is not at all a collection of oddments tenuously tacked together.

For Bill

A submission to the Chords Of Orion Ambient Guitar Highlights series of video compilations. Probably should have practised a bit more before recording but why break the habit of a lifetime.


Contains nudity from the ankle down.

For Bill (2018-09-12)

And the YouTube spiel to save clicking through.

Having seen the call to guitars from Chords Of Orion I’ve knocked out a tune for #AmbientGuitarHighlights.

As the series I’m attempting to appear in has been quite generous in the application of the Ambient tag the fact that I’ve overplayed a bit will hopefully not be my undoing.

This was going to be backing for E-bow and what not but in the end I rather liked it as it stood. For anyone who follows Bill’s channel the choice of UD Stomp to base the sound around will come as no surprise but everything else was added on a whim.

It may all look a bit serious which is due to not being entirely decided on the structure of the tune before setting off and trying to remember when to wiggle the controller and volume pedals.

I’m going to claim the fluffs were in fact on purpose as they tended to produce the most interesting delay effects.

This was not the first take.

Missing Gigs I Don’t Remember

Over the course of preparing for the release of the Retrospeculative I was reminded of a number of events I’d completely forgotten, particularly gigs, which suggests there may well be other performances missing from the the Annals.

This is a list of them:


Every unnecessary cover version deserves an unnecessary video.

Chris Morris Original (Cover) 2015

A version of a little heard instrumental from the Jackalsons guitarist faithfully performed except for the bits I changed.

A Matter Of Convenience

I’ve grouped the Voice of the Rain and Gits albums into handy complete discography downloads on Bandcamp. There’s a bit of a discount but as they weren’t a lot in the first place it doesn’t come to much, or even half a much. The offer shows up at the top of the pages for the various albums.

Screen capture showing the Gits complete discography offer
Screen capture showing the Voice Of The Rain complete discography offer

Stat Attack

Road side information style sign in black on yellow showing a cross

Most played track on my Bandcamp this week – Sally’s Friends. How? Why?

It’s not something I follow religiously but occasionally something sticks out in the statistics such as one chap who got to the 24th track of the Gits odds and sods album to just buy the atypical French Girlfriend.