Category Archives: Music

New video, new song #1.

I played my first gig with The Crow Bone Chorus a couple of weeks ago. We recorded it on a wee Zoom handheld doohickey and luckily someone had a camcorder running too (cheers, Craig Ferguson!).  Of course nothing was intended for public consumption and the lighting etc. was hardly conducive to quality visuals but we did do some new stuff.  So here’s the first of three of those new tunes, Catch a Break.

The others will be uploaded over the next few days. It’s all pretty rough – hopefully worth a look/listen, though.

 

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A Picture and a Poster.

Today we have for your entertainment and edification an actual photograph of Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus in all our hoary glory plus a poster for the upcoming Glasgow showcase with Jim Dead at The Audio Lounge.  Enjoy.

Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus

May 5 gig


Ner ner ner, ner ner ner-ner, ner ner ner, ner ner.

Time to start back into the world, specifically of live music.  I’ll be playing an afternoon showcase gig with The Crow Bone Chorus at The Audio Lounge in Glasgow on Saturday, May 5th.  Special guest will be me old mucker Jim Dead.  Looking forward to it.

More details to come, though despite the title of this post, I can already confirm that we will not in fact be playing Smoke on the Water.


Off the Cuff is finally available.

So, finally.  The new Craig Hughes Two EP is available as a Bandcamp exclusive (download/streaming).  Listen via the player below, then buy it for whatever price you see fit to pay, including of course absolutely nothing at all.  You cheap bastard.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 


New Video + EP News

So the new EP from The Craig Hughes Two – yes, we’ve decided it’s an EP – should be out at the end of November.  Called Off the Cuff, it’ll look like this:

New EP cover

As a wee preview, here’s the brand spankers new lyric video for My Side of the Veil.  Please enjoy.

 


Funereal Musing

A friend’s Facebook post of the “what song would you want played at your funeral?” variety got me thinking. Robert Johnson’s They’re Red Hot, perhaps?  Tom Waits’ What’s He Building?  Ultimately for me, it would most likely be War Pigs by Black Sabbath.

The mourners, should there be any, are to sing along with the guitar solo in a “woah-woah” styley as shovelfuls of dirt are dumped to the rhythm onto my budget chipboard casket.  As the song ends, a loop should start of mid-’80s coked-up Ozzy exhorting a pigs’ blood soaked arena crowd to “Go fucking crazy!” before affirming, “we fucking love you!”  The loop should continue playing until everyone in attendance gradually gets the message and trudges miserably away through the inevitable rain and mud.

Squelch, squelch.

“Go fucking crazy!”

Squelch, squelch.

“We fucking love you!”

Squelch.


Wheels in motion.

Big changes on the horizon, wheels in motion for new music, gigs and all that jazz (well, “all that alt.blues and roots”, if you prefer).  Starts on kind of a downer and builds from there, yeah?

Here’s the word from Dog Moon Howl …

… cheerio.

After five years of rehearsing, songwriting, recording and intermittent gigging, we feel it’s time for Dog Moon Howl to wind things down.  We’re opting for the popular showbiz euphemism “extended hiatus”.

Unfortunately, for unrelated reasons we’ve had to pull out of the October gig at Nice’N’Sleazy, so as it stands we’ll no longer be active after our upcoming support slot with Lionize at the ABC2 on August 1st. We may take the very occasional gig if we get the right offer but we won’t be chasing live work or working on new material for the foreseeable future.

There’s no bad blood involved, not even musical differences.  In fact we’ll be continuing to work together, though on a very different project.  More news on that soon.

Anybody who wants a last hurrah with the band can head over to dogmoonhowl.bandcamp.com for half price tickets to the ABC2 show.  In the meantime, thanks to those of you (family, friends, bands, bloggers and broadcasters) who’ve supported us over the years.