memento mori

MKCD015 2014CE

I started writing this album in 2012. It's often the way that I know the current album's nearly finished, when I start writing the next one - & this was no different. All the song titles (apart from Out From Under & Memento Vitae) I already had, & most of the songs were at least half written. A lot of what I had written was sounding quite downbeat, one way & another, songs about tiredness & despair, about feeling defeated, about turning away from a world that was just getting madder.

Testing POSSE Syndication - apologies for the annoyance...

This is what happens when I'm off work with a bust arm for 6 weeks, apparently. Visit for more of what I'm on about.

Own your domain!

Broken - MK to blow out gigs for the foreseeable

Turns out I was wrong, I have a fractured elbow & need an op to sort it. Arse.

Breaking - MK to blow out gig...

Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to play the Golden Lion gig on the 21st august, as I took a tumble off my bike the other night. Nothing broken but my right arm is one big bruise. I think I'm correct in saying that this is the first time in twenty-mumble years that I've ever cancelled a gig.

FAO Nick - Mirrorkill - Tony, Bucking Flair (Live, Yorkshire House Lancaster)

For the benefit of Nick Margerrison, to whom we would have dedicated this song had he been there, this is a recording of Tony, Bucking Flair (that's a link to the original).

further upcoming gigs - first is 9th of august, 2014CE at the yorkshire house, lancaster

I am a very bad webmaster/bandleader/General Grand Poobah, & still have yet to write up anything about our last gig from back in june - my only excuses are a) work, & b) new album, for which everything is recorded except backing vocals (& then, of course, will come the long dark mixing session of the soul)...

upcoming gig - three mariners, lancaster, 19th june 2014ce

We were booked to play at Lancaster's Golden Lion pub on thursday june the 19th, until the landlord spotted that England had a world cup match on that night, & decided that he'd get a bigger crowd showing that on the telly. Gig cancelled. As MK would rather lick piss off a nettle than watch football, he was less than impressed.

But now the esteemed Dominic Leighton has offered us a night at The Three Mariners (also in Lancaster) - a semi-subterranean public house/set of tunnels at the foot of the castle, rumoured to be the least safe pub in England owing to its paucity of fire exits. Same time, same bat-channel, same set list, I would imagine... more details as they become apparent.

[Edit 14-6-14CE] - mea culpa, I was getting confused, I've just described the Merchants' in Lancaster, which is the horrendously unsafe one. We really are playing at the Three Mariners', but it's at the end of St George's Quay, oldest pub in Lancaster. What makes this worse is that I included this edit last week, then at some point borked the server, had to restore from backup & lost the edit. Then had to be told to put the edit back. *Hangs head in shame*.

*new* new site may 24th 2014ce

So, here we are. While Fastmail's service has been excellent, the static HTML website we've been running has been starting to show its age & inflexibility. So, now we've got our own box, & here is our new, Drupal-based site. I'll do a more detailed post about what's been going on behind the scenes soon, but for now, take it for a spin. Kick the tyres. See what you think & let us know.


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