I have been neglecting this blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing any articles of interest. See links below. I will also post fuller versions of some of these soon – including the interview with Rod Jones of Idlewild (the full thing is about 3000 words but I edited that pretty heavily for Ten Tracks..) and a transcription of the CTA interview!
Cancel the Astronauts audio interview for The Edinburgh Reporter
12 books in 12 months for IdeasTap
August Oot for The Broughton Spurtle
Forest Cafe’s Literary Opus for The Edinburgh Reporter
Amanda Palmer Interview for Ten Tracks
Rod Jones Interview for Ten Tracks
12 books in 12 months for Novel Times
Andy Stanton Interview for 12 Books in 12 Months
September Oot for The Broughton Spurtle
My last 12 books in 12 months guest post for Mslexia Magazine
July Oot for The Broughton Spurtle
Festival Roundup for Ten Tracks
Posting these rather far after the fact, but here are links to some articles I’ve written recently.
Review – Blood Brothers at Leith Festival for The Edinburgh Reporter
EIFF Review – An Evening With Chemikal Underground for The Edinburgh Reporter
Top Ten picks of EIFF for Ten Tracks
Making a music video – an interview with artist David Galletly for The Edinburgh Reporter
A blog post on Cineconcerts and the EIFF 2011 for Ten Tracks (complete with Whale Shark comic..)
A post for Ten Tracks
And one for Mslexia
Guest post on Guardian Edinburgh about a competition being run by Ten Tracks in association with EIFF 2011 – can you make a music video in a month? Go on then! You might get it premiered at this year’s film festival…
I wrote an article for Hecklerspray about how an independent Scotland would kick ass at Eurovision.
(Also if you want to re-live Saturday’s Eurovision experience, we live blogged it here.)
This week on 12 Books in 12 Months I chat to The Rogue Verbumancer about characters I’ve loved and lost.
And here’s my weekly Ten Tracks post, featuring details of upcoming Roofraiser gigs.
I have written but one article this week – a post for Ten Tracks outlining some of the best Scottish music blogs.
However, you will doubtless be thrilled to hear that there are Plans Afoot. For one, myself and Andrew will be live blogging Eurovision on Saturday over on my personal blog, A Daddy Long Legs is Not A Father. The idea behind this is to give me a bit more practice using Coverit Live, because the editor of The Edinburgh Reporter made an interesting 12 Books related suggestion that would entail using it. But in an enigmatic sort of way, I’m not going to tell you any more than that just now. More information is coming soon, though.
Interview with White Heath and The Valkarys for STV Local
Guest post for Mslexia on finding your voice as an author
I helped out with live coverage of election night for The Edinburgh Reporter (manning the twitter, taking photos and uploading results posts) which extended from 8.30pm on election night until 4pm the following day.
I did a post on my personal blog about advice I’ve received on freelance journalism which blatantly belongs here, I have just realised. Perhaps I’ll post it here later.
Things I’ve written since last we spake:
Cameo Night of Horror for The Edinburgh Reporter
Scottish Election Special on Ten Tracks
Meanwhile, on 12 Books in 12 Months I am answering questions from readers over the next month or so.