Your copy of 'Not From Above!' - arriving this week!
Monday, 1 April 2019
Hope Spring finds you well. Exciting news: your copy of 'Not From Above!' will be mailed out this week. Thanks so much again for your support - you made the project possible.
The book you can listen to...
Don't forget you also get a 12-song album. There's a sticker inside the cover of the book, with a link and code so you can download the album from Bandcamp.com. If for any reason…
Not From Above! - live performance 23rd March 2019 - Union Chapel
Saturday, 2 March 2019
Hi there, dear supporters... (pledgers? pledginators?)
Not From Above! – the book you kindly supported – is in full production now, typos fixed, cover illustrated, and so on. So, as we gear up for the launch at the end of April, I thought I'd invite you to a little performance we're doing.
Saturday 23rd March: 12-2pm at the Union Chapel, N1
My band, Alexander's Festival Hall, will be playing…
Huzzah! Publishing level = UNLOCKED!
Friday, 12 October 2018
They said it couldn't be done. They said no-one reads any more. They laughed when you said "but jazzy tunes!" They threw sand on your chips when you tried whistling the book's theme tune in a crowded mall.
Well who's laughing now? ;-)
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Here is a short video, made with much love and little dexterity.
I will be in touch soon with timings for release…
Authentic-looking promotional shot
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
If you know anyone else who might like to support the project, in these, its nail-biting-final-days, do ping it round!
Once publication is achieved, I…
What is the deal with ... islands?
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Maybe it's because I'm a Brit., the classic proud-of-our-castles, island nation. Maybe there's just something strangely enticing about a holiday in a place of limited scope and scale. Maybe it's just the idea of walking into a remote pub on the Isle of Skye and ordering an espresso martini...
Well, here's a short excerpt from 'Not from above'... a dark, listicle-esque whimsy entitled 'Things that…
The half way feeling
Friday, 17 August 2018
"Whoa..oh we're half way there...
Something something something... livin' on a prayer".
Thanks again for your support on the 'Not from above' pledge-drive (love that phrase, you immediately picture American comics earnestly imploring faces... begging you to support "your local PBS station..." - everything in America seems to involve driving ;-)
In a caffeinated fit of…
The book that's a record ... is now also a gig (round your gaff!)
Monday, 6 August 2018
Well hello again...
Perhaps it was sun stroke, or just the weapons-grade espresso, but I had another idea for this Unbound pledge campaign: a little bonus gig round the house of what we might call "mega-donors" ;-)
There's a new option in town: Home Performance. Go 'large' today and in addition to the book and album you'll get a performance of a selection of songs from the record and readings…
Excerpt: that mid-late afternoon feeling
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Thanks to all the latest supporters, your pledges are most gratefully received!
To give you a little teaser of the book, here's comedian Alison Dennison reading a very short excerpt from 'Not from above', a story called: Hometime.
If you like it, do forward my book/campaign to friends you think might also support it. It helps me hit that funding target!