Farewell to my colleagues

posted: 25 Sep 2012 comments: 0category:

It's an early Monday evening in late September in Seoul. I'm sitting in what can only be described as a very expensive coffee shop attached to the usual business hotel. You know the kind of place. It's perfectly adequate for what it was designed to do, but it has no soul. It could be anywhere in the world. The canned piano musack, only underscores the corporate feel. A couple of business men chat over coffee. I drink my water, I'm too mean to spend $9.00 on a coffee....
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New Bogle Band EP

posted: 10 Aug 2012 comments: 4category:

Here's a little promotional video highlighting one of the songs from the new Bogle Band EP entitled Turn. This is a collection of songs written around the theme of reconciliation and forgiveness. [youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiEzJ1LSY98[/youtube] The songs were recorded last month. Iain and I had worked on these songs a few years ago but a number of them just needed to be finished. One particular song entitled "Maggie" has turned...
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Highway To Heaven or Hell?

posted: 3 Feb 2012 comments: 0category:

Lima is an amazing city with over 8 million of a population. You can sense the changes that are happening in society. Increased wealth and confidence and a booming economy. Yet we need to be reminded that the country still has a hinterland of rural communities which are being challenged by the enconomic improvement of the country. its strange isn't it with every economic improvement there are also moral and social...
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Preacher John Reconstructed 25 Years Later

posted: 11 May 2011 comments: 6category:

You may recall a few posts back that I was telling you all about the story of Preacher John. Well here is the reconstructed version of the song 25 years later. This is the song I wrote for John Stuart's Induction yes 25 years ago. I grateful to my songwriting partner Iain Jamieson for putting down the soundtrack and for the creative input of Campbell Dye a past member of the Bogle Band and who worked on the keys and fills. Let hear what you think of this version....
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Making Connections

posted: 3 Apr 2011 comments: 0category:

The last few days have been pretty busy. On Thursday last the church was packed to capacity as people from all walks if life attended the funeral of John Constable who was one of our local councillors and also for many a local hero and mentor. He was someone who passionately believed in his political cause and lived to see some of his dreams achieved. The refurbishment of the Bo'ness Hippodrome was one of the causes he put his political influence behind. He worked...
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