Where the hell has Jimmy been?

Gads, where have I not been?

Actually, that’s a no brainer. I haven’t been anywhere. I’ve been here in Glasgow tinkering away at a few things. Planning things. Scheming things. Attempting to make things. Not making things that really worked out. Drinking. Considering the lilies. Starting from scratch. You know, the sort of thing you do between big projects.

However, I now have some big projects that I’m going to announce… pretty much right now.

Big Project #1

I’ve decided its been too long since I released anything of note (the last thing being 2009’s In The New Year EP), so this year I want to make another record. I don’t have any money or a band to do so, sadly. Instead, I’m going to record a LoFi acoustic record in my house, tour behind that, make a little money then use that to fund a proper record. So there!

Big Project #2

Do you remember that awesome web show I used to have, Pure Tunes? Yeah, its coming back. I even have a production team AND a business plan. Two things I definitely didn’t have last year. I also don’t have a dissertation to write, so chances are this will last a lot longer, too!

Big Project #3

I decided that I’ve spent too long being a general slob and I’m going to get in shape. In the hopes that people will make sure I keep this promise, I’ve started a running blog over on Tumblr called “The Loneliness Of The Middle Distance Jimmy“. Yes, its a Belle & Sebastien reference.

That’s pretty much the be all and end all right now. I’m still making videos, still playing shows, and still angry at pretty much everything. The only difference is that now I have other stuff to keep me busy.

Stuff I really hope you all like!

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Threeawesometumblrs: A thing I do!

So one of my top three favourite living songwriters has spent the past few weeks not forty miles from where I live. Exciting, yeah? Quite. Amanda Palmer’s been hanging out in Edinburgh, tweeting, loving Neil Gaiman and performing as one of two conjoined twins who happen to play the accordion at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, and I’ve been so broke I couldn’t go to any of the dates.

That’s not so bad when you consider I had tickets to see her perform with her new backing band, the Grand Theft Orchestra, at The Arches in Glasgow on Friday night.

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Thus begins my most recent post on threeawesometumblrs, a new collab blog I’m doing with some lovely nerdy friends of mine. You should go read it some time!