May 19, 2020

Blue Tiger - Why Bother?

I often wonder what the point in making music is. I often wonder what the point in any form creative endeavour is. I have my own jumbled mess of doubts, confusions, musings and wonder that could possibly be untangled and laid out as a relatable...

December 3, 2019

The dangers of creative thought, The tragedies of Grunge & Canaries of Society.

‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ 

- Pablo Picasso. 

I am an artist. An artist who uses words and song as my canvas and musical instruments as my paints...

November 9, 2019


By McBain


 PIC; Clockwise from left; Me, Sally, Ali, Coltrane, Height, Mayweather, The Clash.

Man I feel great!

This morning I have just came back from a great run around the great hills with my great dog Sally. It was the first really frosty morning of...

September 17, 2019

It’s September.

What have I done this year? I asked myself that question the other day as I pondered wether I had been industrious enough for my own standards. 2019 is a little over 9 months old. In that time a fertilised egg can grow into a human baby inside the womb,...

January 17, 2019

An excerpt from a book i'm working on.

This blog is something of an experiment. A few years ago I plowed my through a first draft of a novel to the point where I was able to reach the magic 80 thousand word mark desirable for a novel. 

At the start of this year I said to...

January 3, 2019


2019 is underway.  I assume many of you are about to embark on the New Year, New Me, New Year Resolution health kick? Well I thought it may be useful for me to write, and you to read how I got myself into better s...

December 20, 2018

What are you bred for?

Sean McBain 20.12.18

It’s been a while since I last shared my thoughts and I want to start this blog by thanking everyone who took the time to read my last one; ’When Life Moves the Goalposts.' It was difficult to write but even more difficult to p...

September 12, 2018

I have had this essay/blog written for a few days and have internally debated whether or not to publish. I asked whether private agony was really worth airing in public. The worst thing that someone can think is that I did it for attention or for sympathy. I absolutely...

April 10, 2018

I think I want to use these blogs as a kind of diary for my adventure of trying to forge a career in the music industry. I will write about any opportunities or missed opportunities I experience. I will sound off about the frustrations of trying to make contacts and ge...

March 15, 2018

I have found that creating a piece of art is more rewarding and more exciting when things are left to flow in their natural state, untempered and not adjusted to fit a narrative too early in the process. 

It mirrors life in that way. That is to say, my own life, as in m...

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