Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Gig 46 - Trio

A strange one- Gavin Gibson stuck up North so we played as a trio. Not as much dynamics but probably good enough as a one-off. Three songs  * premiered,  performed well, and well received.
Setlist: Eleanor, Cool, A Physical Husband,  Red Star,  Broken Road, *Standing In For Love, *Jump Jump, *Poland,  It's Abnormal,  Mouse In Love, Christmouse.
Sound – Leonora – weirdly loud drum  bloomer for the first number but then fine.
Reception - Told we really connected with each number.
Here is the lonely soundcheck...

..and the cluttered stage. We couldn't get rid of the drums.


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Weird Glitch

Can't upload from Windows Live Writer..doesn't recognize password etc ho hum!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Jemima Puddleduck


Week in the Lakes near to Near Sawrey. First wasp sting ever. Re-read Jemima Puddleduck it’s a surprisingly grim tale.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Saturday, 17 October 2015

RFS 16th October 2015


Wreath laying at Canongate with Charles Bayne, Moyra Forrest and Ruby Rennie-Panter, then fruit toast at Starbucks.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Monday, 12 October 2015

Audio Chromecast

Got this today, it’s brilliant. But I get the feeling that I am completing The Circle!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Canadian Cousins


To be precise, my Cousin-once-removed Jonathan Moffoot and his wife Carolyn Imler-Moffoot on a visit to Edinburgh. Long overdue. Haste ye back.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Au Revoir Tim Rogers


Cafe St Honore earlier tonight. With Neelom Sharma, Alan Scott, Nathan Langsley, Bill Riddle, Barney Coyle, John Ferguson

Android Update Today

Android Update

For my Xperia Z3

Thursday, 17 September 2015

King Crimson at the Usher Hall

KCUsherHallEarlier tonight with Bill Wait and Roderick Murray at the Usher Hall. Some songs very like listening to the record, with some extra drum solos.

Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Pt 1, Red, 4 new ones, Epitaph, Pictures of a City, The Letters, Sailor’s Tale, Easy Money, Starless, In The Court of the Crimson King, 21st Century Schizoid Man.

Funny how quaint the Crimson King/ Poseidon songs were although very well done. Easy Money much better than any other version. Only slightly disappointed that there was a drum solo in Schizoid Man rather than Fripp.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Gig 45– “Gig For Morag”

Henrys gig 10 9 2015-1

Setlist: A Physical Husband, Pictures of Biggles, Backroom Boys, Eleanor, Tamagotchi Girl, Red Star,  Broken Road, Cool, It's Abnormal,  Hide and Seek, Mouse In Love, Dungeness, Selling The Party, The g Factor.

This was a special concert to mark our chum Professor Elizabeth Austin’s retirement*.

*You will know that Elizabeth is retiring from her academic post at the University of Edinburgh. However, few know that she was, as Morag Petrie, the virtual drummer on Dancing Mice’s first two albums: kelticspacechurch in 1998 and Red Light Effect in 2000. Elizabeth was not keen to have a formal leaving event, but ex-rock-stars have their audience to think about, so come along and say cheerio to our star emotional intelligence researcher and sometime imaginary percussionist. Dancing Mice will play a special mixed set of new songs (from their much-praised recent album Quiz Culture) and several from the Morag Petrie period.

Sound – Leonora – excellent as ever.

Reception - Genuine interest and applause from strangers. Leonora thought it was our best ever.

Special thanks from me to Edmund Rhattigan, Mireille Captieux and Richard Jack. Lovely people.


7.35 p.m. 10 minutes to performance.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Thursday, 13 August 2015

New Password

And in the shop, as before, got muddled with passwords and ended up changing the Google one necessitating changing everything!

Xperia Z3

First blog from new phone. Bet this is white.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

BAP 2015

BAP 2015

Bristol 26 – 29th July 2015.

Bill Riddle, Douglas Patience and..Jane MacLennan.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Kolwitzia’s Revenge

Gave the Kolwitzia its July chop and lost my glasses in the process grr.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Real Times


Headache upgrading RealPlayer, circular instructions going nowhere, had to get it sorted by email to Real. Puts you off ever upgrading anything.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Green Alkanet

Green alkanet

Deliberately planted Alkanet at the back, if anything will grow it’s this. May regret it.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Productive Cold


First cold for ages bah! however got a chance to update the older pages on the DM website.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015

Gig 44

2015-03-20 11.20.04
Krafty Brew Brewery, Stewartfield, Edinburgh, 22/3/15

Setlist: A Physical Husband, Eleanor, Backroom Boys, Broken
Road, Red Star, Death Makes You Feel Like A Man, Hide and
Seek, It's Abnormal, Selling The Party

Sound - Mike ( the owner) pretty good, used both amps on stage.

Reception - Genuine interest and applause from strangers.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Loose Change

Gathered up all the loose change from around the house and took it to Sainsbury’s coin machine. Turned out it was £80. Bought a good sauté pan and some new plants.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Self Help Radio - Kentucky

Valentine’s Day themed show broadcast on 13th February plays Helen and Paris from Quiz Culture


14mins 33 secs into the show.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015