GGD + Logic Step Sequencer.
I’m a big fan of GGD’s Modern & Massive. I use it both on stage and in the studio; it’s my go-to drum kit. My live show is powered by Ableton Live, but I often use Logic Pro X when recording. I do find programming drums in Logic’s Piano Roll to be fairly tedious. Thankfully, […]
I have COVID.
It finally got me. Like a lot of Disabled people, I’ve been very worried about getting COVID. I was on the Government’s vulnerable list, and isolated for a very long time. Double jabbed (not boosted, mind) – but I’ve finally caught it. It could be worse. It’s certainly not worse than the whole Tramadol withdrawal…
One Year Tramadol Free.
Massive Trigger Warning: frank discussion of pain, medication and drug withdrawal. Today feels significant. It’s been one year exactly since I lost took Tramadol, which was given to me for pain relief some 5 years previous. It’s a lot to think about. I’m not even sure what I want to say. Most importantly, I don’t…
All Your Cartoon Pals.
I debuted this song at the SAGE Gateshead Pay-Per-View in May. It’s a strange beast; like an REM song produced by Guy Sigsworth. That’s mostly what I do. Make the imaginary things real. These songs already exist, in a sense. I just have to be quiet enough to hear them. I recorded a vocal I’m…
The Future (was) Europe.
4 years ago today I was in Brussels representing @mtflabs at the @europeancommission headquarters. Performing with the @mi.mu.gloves at the EU Headquarters outside the European Parliament Chamber felt really significant, and was a huge honour. It was also (inevitably) a really complex security detail to navigate – wearing all that cyborg clobber sure raises eyebrows.…
Drake Music: Planted Symphony
I’m always working on something I can’t talk about, and I think it’s yawnfest when musicians post about stuff like “can’t say too much yet” so I don’t usually acknowledge anything – but here is one of those things, which I can now talk about! Phew. So, this was complicated. While I was preparing for…
Vlog: Goodbye 2020
Thoughts On Performing Live In Lockdown.
I’ve torn off the Band-Aid. I was sceptical about performing live via webcams and such – is it real enough? Thanks to the Disability Rights Utah for the opportunity! Mission accomplished. So what was it like? Well… as most of you know, I’m primarily a live performer these days. I’ve played A LOT of shows,…
Live From The Lockdown: TONIGHT
So it’s finally happening. I’ve resisted for a little while, but tonight I will be performing live online with the gloves. I’ve taken my time on this for lots of reasons, mostly just technical ones, but it’s time to try. I’ll be doing a very short appearance, just 1 song, for the Disability Rights Action…
VLOG: Why I Quit Twitter.
I’ve stopped engaging with twitter, and I’m spending less time on social media. Here’s why: