- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
David Thomas Broughton, Edinburgh School For The Deaf, John Knox Sex Club, Post War Glamour Girls, Tim Minchin and more.
This week's podcast is named the Northcast because I was just up in Inverness at GoNorth, which is I suppose the biggest official Scottish music industry chatfest.
I am getting better at these, I have to be honest. The music industry is heavily based around status and I do not do well when I suspect people might be looking down their nose at me, consequently my first few were quite a challenge to escape from before I picked a fight with someone I shouldn't, but as my general stature within music, and Scottish music in particular, has slowly grown I am finding these events easier to handle.
It also helped that as well as helping Lloyd from Peenko and Jason from the Popcop curate one of the stages, I did some one-to-one mentoring sessions (yes, I know!) and was on two of the panels myself. That in itself gives you a kind of status which means people seem less awkward if it comes time to approach them asking about something they can do for you.