RioMacRae Play LA

Being in LA at the moment reminds me of a couple of years ago, when RioMacRae were invited to play at the Arts Cooperative in downtown LA. After the gig and the photos, we saw by chance that Den had sprouted wings and Fred had a Buddha with him. We went down well with an... Continue Reading →

Lovely Lila’s Old Guitar

I want to say a big thank you to a lovely lady from Lexington, Hollywood called Lila who sold me her old guitar at a very low price. I've got it home, put fettling and strings into it and, within my musical means it's back in action. Sounds like the big beauties that get used by... Continue Reading →

Mid Air

One of our favourite bands over the years has been the Blue Nile and in 2012, their singer Paul Buchanan released a solo album called 'Mid Air'. On being interviewed about it, he said this rather lovely thing: "Mid Air was written from a place of humility and wee-small-hours contemplation. You can struggle with your sense... Continue Reading →

Pacific Coast Highway

Sunshine, 8am, Pacific Coast Highway underpass. I am out for a walk in Santa Monica minding my own. I come up from the underpass on the beach side of the busy road head back towards the town along a good cycle and walking path. No more than 30 metres from the road and my ears... Continue Reading →

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