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My debut album to be released July 1

On July 1st I'll be releasing my debut album PLAY IT OVER AND START AGAIN featuring the singles "The Murder" and "Bedridden (Move Forward)"

There's a recurring theme on the record that involves moving on and appreciating a time of darkness as a learning experience.

Featuring twelve soft melancholic and ambient tracks, PLAY IT OVER... is an album I wrote and poured my emotions into.

The album will be released physically (via Amazon) and digitally (through Bandcamp)
https://cask1.bandcamp.com/

Pre-order now and receive the three tracks "Bedridden (Move Forward)", "The Murder" and the third single "Left this World"


01 - Playing it Over
02 - Bedridden (Move Forward)
03 - No Matter What
04 - Our Own Gods
05 - Here For you
06 - Interlude
07 - Say Goodnight
08 - Good Times
09 - The Murder
10 - You're Free
11 - Left This World
12 - And Starting Again

Recent posts

My first Fiction - Lunar Incarceration is Being Published!

Almost a year to the day I first posted about it I am finally releasing my first work of fiction "Lunar Incarceration" through WordMean Publishing.

It'll be up on Amazon and can be purchased direct here

In 1969, man first landed on the moon. It was seen by millions across the globe and marked a new stage in man's quest for exploration and adventure.
In 2069 -- Almost a century to the day later -- a combination of space agencies from the United States, United Kingdom and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to fund and develop an industrial base on Earth's moon. To tackle the budget cuts and the extremity of their investments, the countries agreed that labour would be carried out by a combination of professional space workers and those they could legally enslave: convicted criminals.

Not only would the strict act of justice be a huge deterrent on all crime in these countries, but the economic growth from mining the moon for its natural resources would be i…

Life After Cyclone Debbie

After quite a few stormy days of non-stop rain thanks to Cyclone Debbie in Queensland (and its effects felt in the Gold Coast) it's time to assess the damage.

Whilst my streets were trashed and the creek I live on managed to come pretty high up, I was lucky. People have died and there are still many unaccounted for across QLD and parts of NSW.

Our creek is connected to Little Nerang Dam and as a result of its record spill, we managed to end up with a damaged road and a destroyed pump and shed (for irrigation water pumped from the creek. We had yet to use it)
We also managed to lose a lot of our fencing.

My cars got a little wet with my Saabs receiving a bit of water damage but nothing some towels and sunlight can't sort out. We inherited a whole tonne of random crap including tyres and tractor pieces.


The Saab 99 Restoration Begins!

So the other day I was kindly gifted a Saab 99 by a Saab club member and friend. This 1973 Toreador red was last on the road in 2012 according to the registration sticker on the back window and was one of three rescued from Yarraman in Queensland (about 250km away from my place) So far it's not running, but an ignition coil and condenser should fix that. Then to do an oil and filter change as it's probably like tar. Despite the insanely wet weather here, I've been washing the car and polishing her up and bringing that red to life. The windscreen needed resealing so she suffered a little bit of water in the front but nothing too major.
I'll keep you all posted.

Work almost complete on my first work of fiction - based on the Cursed Legacy rock opera.

I've written a few books in my time - CMD You Computer and C is for C Programming, both of which feature in American and Australian universities and colleges. But now I've taken a different path and written a work of fiction.

I expect the book to be available before June 2016 as an eBook and soft-cover.

Based around the storyline for my rock opera Cursed Legacy will put out in the next year, I present to you, Lunar Incarceration:




In 1969, man first landed on the moon. It was seen by millions across the globe and marked a new stage in man's quest for exploration and adventure.
In 2069 -- Almost a century to the day later -- a combination of space agencies from the United States, United Kingdom and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to fund and develop an industrial base on Earth's moon. To tackle the budget cuts and the extremity of their investments, the countries agreed that labour would be carried out by a combination of professional space workers and those they cou…

Dream Theater - The Astonishing [ALBUM REVIEW/IMPRESSIONS]

Dream Theater are a band that either entertain you or completely bore you. As my favourite band of whom I've followed closely for over a decade, I wish I didn't have to say this album does the latter.
The Astonishing is an ambitious double album with a storyline that echoes Star Wars and Game of Thrones. Hard to follow and a little too complex – the concept for Dream Theater’s 13th album would be tolerable if only the music made up for it. The album ricochets a little too familiar with Rush’s 2112 but this is understandable given both bands connections and contributions to the progressive genre. 
The single release of “The Gift of Music” was promising, but with 34 tracks – a few of which are fillers with less than 1 minute and 30 seconds of random noises – the album is difficult to grasp onto at first and second listen. The album lasts a total of 2 hours and 9 minutes and at least a quarter of that shines as some of Dream Theater’s finest work – the rest however, feels multiface…

Cask's Top 10 Albums of 2015

This has been a good year for albums, but with careful precision, here's my top 10 albums of 2015 in no order at all.


The Darkness - Last of our Kind They lost two drummers and gained Rufus Taylor (Roger Taylor of Queen's son) during the release and it kicks ass. 
Metric - Pagans in Vegas Maybe weaker than most Metric albums to most fans, but Metric really do pull out the Atari-pop sound here
Black Star Riders -- Killer Instinct The former Thin Lizzy reinvention comes back stronger, without losing the brilliance of their debut record.  Millencolin - True Brew A little more like the original Millencolin sound. Fantastic and fast punk album that ends sooner than it begins.

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful  Floor really should have always been the vocalist for Nightwish - a great album that takes the signature explosively orchestral sound, this time with Richard Dawkins. This basically launches Nightwish properly into prog territory.
Fightstar - Behind the Devil's Back Con…