Mar 07

A Killer Tip For Working Smarter And Setting Yourself Free

Work-Smarter-not-HarderPeople often say to me that they’re amazed at how much I get done. I’m always busy, always up to some project or other. What they don’t know is that I use a collection of hacks and techniques for working smart. It means I can get loads done in super fast time.

Mar 04

10 Key Reasons Why Being Your Own Record Label Is A No Brainer

fotolia_3750424_XSAfter my last post on the record industry, you have been asking for something more concise. So here it is. The 10 key reasons why you HAVE to be your own record label.

Feb 27

Listen Again: Art & Politics Show on LCR

blank-lcr-star-tunein-logo5-300x281I appeared as a guest on Liverpool Community Radio yesterday on the Art & Politics show, hosted by Burjesta Theatre’s Julian Bond.

If you missed it here it is again. I’m on at 68 minutes in and, as well as chatting about my work, I sung a couple of songs live too.

Feb 26

My experience of snubbing the record industry and being my own label

burnsAs an independent musician, I took an early decision to release my music independently of record companies. I faced the option of waiting to get signed, the holy grail of so many artists, or forget all that and get on with it.

Feb 25

Alun Parry On Liverpool Community Radio (Wed 26th Feb)

blank-lcr-star-tunein-logo5-300x281Just to let you know that I’ll be discussing art and politics with Liverpool Community Radio‘s Julian Bond tomorrow (Wed 26th Feb).

The show starts on at 11am til 1pm, and looks at the relationship between ‘Art and Politics’.

Feb 24

Why It’s Time To Be A Stroke Collector

shutterstock_118891501_dogbeingcaressedMy Dad just can’t believe it. “I don’t believe it” he says exasperatedly. Then he sighs and says: “Sod’s law. Bloody sod’s law.”

If you don’t know what sod’s law is, it’s the rule that says “what can go wrong will go wrong.” It’s his favourite saying.

Feb 20

Your doubts are only a sign of your BRILLIANCE!

doubtsbrillianceOne thing that holds me back is self confidence. If I aim too high, or have too ambitious a thought, a voice inside me often scoffs: “Ha! Who the hell are you?”

Feb 14

New Song Written Today: On This Old Guitar

A39O1020I wrote a new song today for all of us lonely souls on Valentine’s Day.

It’s another that I’ve recorded scruffily on my phone. But it has some charm for all of that.

It’s called on This Old Guitar.

Feb 14

Hang Me Oh Hang Me

Film still from Inside Llewyn DavisI went to see the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davies the other day.

It’s a film about the trials and tribulations of a folk singer, so you can see why it appealed.

Feb 14

Liverpool Love Song

p1030625It’s Liverpool in the late 1930s. A time when the life of the city is locked to the river and the sea beyond it. When half of the menfolk are dockworkers, and the other half sailors.

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