I’m certainly not the messiah or anything more than an armchair privacy advocate, but to supplement my first two articles in DeGoogling my Life (here and part II is here) I figured I’d continue the theme with some suggestions. I am the first one to put my hand up and admit that going from Google’s mail service to Microsoft’s isn’t exactly brave and courageous; they’re both big evil companies, aren’t they? It’s like politics. You sometimes must take the lesser of two evils. Also, obligatory disclaimer: I have experience in the publishing world as the founder of book publishing company, […]
After deciding to dump Google (or as much as I could, at least) I figured I’d go through the export of my main personal account that I have had for many years. I’m by no-means an online privacy connoisseur. As stated in the first part of my DeGoogling journal, I opted for Outlook as an alternative to Gmail and I am still predominantly a Windows user with multiple Android devices in my office. Whilst I maintain the view that Google has many great features that are hard to match, I know that they’re not the only company out there using […]
It’s not me, it’s you… Technically part one for me would have been moving to DuckDuckGo and trying to rely a little less on Google for services like maps and cloud storage, but this was the big one for me. An email account — well, actually several accounts spread across Google’s business suites, really — I’d had since the very early days of Gmail. Earlier this month, after several years, I made the decision to remove hundreds of notes, business details, album details and lyrics and general information from Evernote over privacy concerns and my annoyances with the company limiting […]
It has been a while since I have been this busy (a.k.a not being a lazy shit) I’ve been designing and working on a desktop/mobile application which will be revealed soon. I’ve also finally decided to push forward with the second album – the sequel to Surviving on Borrowed Time. I had written and recorded last year – and now the completed (in my opinion) tracks are off to Alan at IvoryFlyer in the Isle of Wight. I think he did a great job of the last release so I have entrusted him to take on the sequel as producer […]
A huge release that not only includes the full album, instrumentals and mono mixes but also sheet music and an expanded digital artbook!
I wrote Safe in December of 2018 whilst recording in Queensland. Fires were raging in Central QLD and with Surviving on Borrowed Time a concept album about destruction, I thought of how difficult it must have been for those in the state and how irritating it was (to me at least) that everyone was using the devastation to vent their political blames. I personally have no educated opinion on climate change and believe that a disaster is a disaster – regardless of the cause. People had lost everything they had. There was even a tragic story of a QLD undertaker […]
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CASK ANNOUNCES NEW CONCEPT ALBUM “SURVIVING ON BORROWED TIME” TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 2020 HEAR THE FIRST SINGLE “PRESENTIMENT” NOW ON YouTube Download the single and an acoustic re-imagining from www.caskcamp.bandcamp.com This will also be the first Cask album to exclusively release in DSD format through Native DSD Music a week before it launches anywhere else!
I’d like to think that some of my lyrics paint a picture for those listening, reading, interpreting… When writing a song, I often have a vision of what the song could mean to the person sitting on the train, the person I’ve given a copy of the album to, the person scrolling through various YouTube videos trying to find a new artist to listen to. My lyrics were mostly always morbid. Maybe if I were just a little more experienced at the time, I’d have been penning words for an emo band during the big emo days. When I was […]
Read the verdict here Track after track, on “Life is a Terminal Illness”, Cask certainly proves himself to be a master composer, arranger, lyricist, performer, engineer, and virtually every other role that applies. “Life is a Terminal Illness” is likely a recording he’ll be remembered for, a milestone in his career, the moment his many roles and skills merged into something larger and all-embracing.