As usual I like to write a summary of the year, the things that inspired, the music, the books, and other things that I enjoyed throughout the year. Its a good way to keep track of things and mark the time so it will all make sense when we look back over. In all honesty, its been a difficult year. Ups and Downs obviously, but we’ve been at too many very emotional funerals, had to fork out for too many household items and the dreaded ‘terrible twos’ etc etc . . and what was that Ice Bucket Challenge all about?
However, there has been wonderful things too,
We had a fun trip to the Peak District for L’Eroica Britannia.
A trip to Prague,
We also had another fun trip to Kefalos, Kos.
Did artwork for Findlay Napier and Chris Sherburn album
Won a TokyoBike
Started listening to Vinyl (after buying Joni a record player).
Voted YES in the Independence Referendum
The album I played guitar, piano, mandolin on came out (Home:Handover – Eric La Casa)
Went to visit The Kelpies.
Grew a beard.
Took part in the Edinburgh Harris Tweed Ride.
Went to loads of gigs during the Commonwealth Festival (including some at the Kelvingrove Bandstand)
Went to Belladrum Festival
Cycled an electric bike and a cargo bike, and also drove a van.
Learned how to play a ukelele
MUSIC / 2014
And, in no particular order. . . . . . . .
Fatherson – I Am an Island
Blue Rose Code – The Ballads of Peckham Rye
Douglas Dare – Whelm
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave
Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland
Peter Gregson – Lights In The Sky
Paulo Nutini – Caustic Love
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
BOOKS / 2014
Yeah Yeah Yeah – Bob Stanley
The People’s Songs – Stuart Maconie
Crosstown Traffic – Charles Shaar Murray
FILM / 2014
300: Rise of an Empire
All Is By My Side
Get On Up
TELEVISION / 2014
House of Cards
Orange is the New Black
Sonic Highways (Dave Grohl Documentary)
and this happened. . .