Making Music

MacBooksIn late May, I spent a day with a friend helping my son do his first music recording. It took me back to the 80s when I was playing in bands regularly and doing recordings – only we didn’t have MacBook Airs connected up to the desk recording each track digitally as it was laid down. What a difference!

There were two tracks that he had written, and he played drums, bass and guitar. We recorded and mixed into acoustic and accompanied versions of “Flow”, and a full and instrumental version of “Anthem.”  The video camera was running as well, mainly so we could edit a video of the bass and drums of Flow so Jonty can perform “live” playing the acoustic guitar in front of “him” playing the other instruments. The whole thing really tested my video editing – and that was fun!

Here are some of the videos:



The recordings form part of a school music project.Check out more of Jonty’s music and words at

Work in Progress – Wk 25/2014

Cake KnivesAt last! The story idea for Cake Knives Don’t Kill has been around for two years (thanks to Jeremy Pooley – for the idea, not the wait!), and is finally in the can as the next book in the Live-Fiction series. Beta readers are doing their thing to make sure it’s up to scratch, so it will be released later this month!

The story is set in National Civic Bank, and features characters from The Tipping Point and The Project, short stories contained in 15 Civic Square, the first Live-Fiction release.

So that means a more productive week with 5,000 words written. Not bad with a public holiday and a day taken out with work meetings.

Hope you like the cover.

Following my appearance on The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast last week, I was mentioned on the Sell More Books podcast this week. Of interest to authors.