andrewcferguson

writer, performer, musician, wine drinker

Monthly Archives: May 2018

Three weekends in May

This month has been quite a one. The sun has shone consistently, for a start, and is set to continue that way. But also, fitted in between an ever-increasing day-job workload, there have been three weekends of different adventures: last Friday and Saturday’s events at ReimagiNation, the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Glenrothes residency; and this afternoon, I head up to Bridge of Orchy for a weekend of songwriting with a bunch of musicians. No internet, patchy mobile coverage, basic ski-lodge accommodation: can’t wait!!!

I’ll have a tale to tell about this weekend, for sure, as I will about ReimagiNation. Before I go, though, here’s a few photos from the first weekend of the three, at Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Helensburgh masterpiece, Hill House. There’s much, much, more to come on that experience….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Venus Resurfaces

Venus resurfaces!

Tribute to Venus Carmichael

…and she’s back! We were getting somewhat concerned about the lack of activity on Venus’s blog. Then, an alleged sighting from Keith Richards, supposedly.

Now… well, read for yourself:

Off the Radar again

I’ve been kind of quiet on this blog for a while. That’s mainly because I’ve been out of internet range for most of last year and this until a couple of weeks ago, in the Chiapas region of Mexico with the Zapatista rebels, staying as their ‘guest.’

I’ll tell you that story another time – still working it through. It did make me think though about another time I disappeared off the radar completely, in the late Eighties. Here’s that tale…

Las Vegas

I’d pretty much given up on my agent when I called in that time. To be fair, I suppose, it’s hard to arrange much for a travelling musician who lives in a Dormobile and…

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Looking for Venus

From our sister site – disturbing news…

Tribute to Venus Carmichael

As we prepare for our gig at Banner’s tomorrow night, there’s something been nagging at us for some time now. Venus Carmichael hasn’t posted on her blog for some time now – December 2016 was the last time. Around the same time, the cassette tapes of her new material stopped arriving at Kelly’s house. Has anyone, in the States maybe, seen or heard tell of her?

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