Monday, 30 December 2013

Gig 42


Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh  29/12/13


Physical Husband, Cool, The Tall Blonde, Eleanor, Thrills, Cindy Does It Better, It's Abnormal, Watching Waters Rise, Freiburg (CH) ‘98, Dungeness, Christmouse
Selling The Party.

Sound: Jed . New to us and helpful. Pretty good from beginning to end. Roddy had some equalisation problems and gave up his pedal.

Over-rated/Under-rated patter.

Reception: Genuine applause , appreciated by French attendees        

Thursday, 28 November 2013


11th – 14th November Imperial Hotel. Thousands of cyclists and ₤19 for a capuccino and ham smørrobrød.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Gig 41

Gig 41 Poster

Setlist: A Physical Husband, Cool, (We Were) Always On Our Own, Eleanor, Thrills, It’s Abnormal, Pictures Of Biggles, Mouse In Love, Blue Screen, Selling The Party

Sound: Leonora has a new apprentice, Michael from South Africa, he is very good.

Only glitch was Gavin’s fuzz pedal gave off a squeal instead of a solo in Thrills. Reception excellent.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Hay & Co.


From a wallpaper. Where I was brought up, this shop was still there in the 1960’s but as Hay& Co.

Gig 40


Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh  25/5/13

Setlist: A Physical Husband, Death Makes You Feel Like  A Man, Watching Waters Rise,  Cool, Arizona,  It’s Abnormal, Mouse In Love, Blue Screen, Dungeness, Selling The Party.
Sound: Leonora. Very helpful and interested. Pretty good from beginning to end. Roddy had some connection problems and gave up his pedal. Reception: Genuine applause and shouts of “Encore”.

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Got on the No. 8 bus today for the first time since I was 8.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pipe Saga– sorted at last



Not the most thrilling of photos but oh! what a relief

Thanks to Greyfriars Lead and Copper Contractors.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sunday, 24 March 2013


One theory about the Falklands War is this: The Russians never had enough wheat, the yields in Khazakstan were always very poor, and they looked abroad for supplies, in Canada and Argentina particularly. They were the chief buyers of Argentinian grain for many years. They thought that they should create a new Cuba, and installed a Fifth Column which influenced Galtieri. They fed him the line that were he to invade the Falklands, Britain would be secretly grateful and not try to stop it, knowing full well that Thatcher would in fact respond as she did. The point of it all was to topple Galtieri and establish a left-wing backlash government under Russian hegemony. Only partially successful, like so many complicated Russian plans.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Strange site gathers info on Twitter – here are words from mineTwitterwords

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Red Note Noisy Night

Premiere of collaboration by Derek Ball and Anthony Moffoot
Performed at Red Note Noisy Night, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 25th February 2013
Flute: Ruth Morley Trumpet: Mark O'Keefe 'Cello: Robert Irvine
Conductor: John Harris Sound: Laurie Irvine
Electronic music and film: Anthony Moffoot  Real music: Derek Ball

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

More DM Radio – USA and France


December play for 13 Difficult Lessons – The Tall Blonde, Assembly and The Red Shadow. Clemson, South Carolina of course.


And this is Strasbourg.