Posts Tagged ‘Scottish’

To a Haggis.

January 25, 2013

 

Hello! Hope you’re well!

As some of you may know I’m Scottish and today is Burns night (an annual celebration of our favourite bard Robert Burns). Some of you may also know that the traditional Burns night dish is haggis!

And for the benefit of those not familiar with haggis I have taken the time to illustrate one for you.

haggis

 

Above is your typical wild mountain haggis. Typically a haggis has 4 feet, 2 are shorter on one side. This is for running up mountains sideways. Haggii are also extremely tasty and because of this are extremely rare so they’re only hunted during the first month of the year and you need a special haggis licence.

Anyways, happy Burns night everyone!

Neil

 

The End of an Era

October 19, 2010

As many of you may know music is and has been a huge part of my life, especially for the past 10 years or so that I’ve been playing in bands, mainly Anavris.

The band has been a huge part of my day-to-day life for the past 7 years (or maybe even longer) but unfortunately as of earlier this month it has come to an end.

On the plus side I’d like to stress that this was in fact a mutual decision, there was no big arguments, no fisty cuffs or rehab clinics and to tell you the honest truth it was a long time coming.

There was no single deciding incident or event, what happened was spread over the course of the last 6 months or so where I guess we all starting feeling a bit like we were stuck in a rut. The band itself wasn’t getting any bigger or smaller, we were under a lot of pressure to write an album which just wasn’t coming out and there was an undeniable feeling that we all wanted to be somewhere else. So after a big hearty chat we decided to call it a day.
This isn’t to say we won’t be working together in the future, the two Chrises are starting another band with a more epic sound in mind and Ben is continuing with his solo project which is gearing up to be pretty awesome.

I myself am still a bit undecided as what to do with myself now, obviously I’ll do my best to help out both projects but for the most part I feel like I should have a wee break from music, after all it’s been fairly non stop since I left school. So I might try to focus on my art a bit more, maybe write a book or a comic, and who knows maybe after a wee break I might get back on the band wagon (ho ho!)

Starting our first tour,with our lovely big red van (which lasted 6 months) taken somewhere in England 2006

But yea to sum up I had some of the best times of my life with the band, I made some of my best friends and got to travel loads and see some really cool places while I was at it.

Playing the Glasgow ABC, one of our biggest gigs.

I hope this clears up any queries or questions anyone had regarding the breakup, please stay tuned for news on future stuff as we’ll be back with some really cool music in one form or another.

Thanks for reading!

nx


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