Quoth the Camser

Honest talk from a 1971-born Scotsman who loves music and good conversation.

About the show

Honest talk from a 1971-born Scotsman who loves music and good conversation. No holds barred - philosophy, spirituality, addiction, recovery, mental health, pressures of life, gratitude — these are all parts of my life that I talk about at length.

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Episodes

  • Episode 27: Lamlash Pharmacy Rocks

    September 18th, 2019  |  10 mins 56 secs

    Pondering anxiety and imposter syndrome as I walk home from the pharmacy to pack my bag for teaching. 

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  • Episode 26: Pondering the Wee Mac Arran Book Festival

    September 17th, 2019  |  11 mins 10 secs

    Local author Alison Page is organising a children's book festival for September 2020.  I went along to their committee meeting to see how I could help. 

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  • Episode 25: Scheduling

    September 16th, 2019  |  12 mins 34 secs

    One of the biggest challenges in becoming a freelance content creator is time management. To that end I'm trying out a couple of apps, including the mighty OmniFocus. That's probably what I'll stick with. 

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  • Episode 24: Optimism or Delusion

    September 10th, 2019  |  23 mins 9 secs

    Another day up the hill with the dogs, then home to prepare for going out to film Scott Nicol in Crofters. 
    I talk a bit about Trello, an app I'm looking at for productivity. The jury's still out. OmniFocus still might be the app I turn to, but it's not f

  • Episode 23: Talking about Marketing and Exercise

    September 9th, 2019  |  29 mins 54 secs

    This is quite a good one, perhaps unsurprisingly so as I'm out in the fresh air up the hill in my favourite place. Running social media and building brand is hard. I ponder that here and wonder just where I'm going. There are more questions than there are

  • Episode 22: Recommending Canva

    September 6th, 2019  |  19 mins 18 secs

    I spent some time making my YouTube thumbnails consistent on the Crofters' Music Bar channel using an app called Canva. It totally rocks. I use it for my business cards too. 

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  • Episode 21: The Surveyor's Coming

    September 5th, 2019  |  21 mins 18 secs

    The surveyor is coming to look at the post office to get it ready for marketing. 

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    Thank

  • Episode 20: Packing to Go and Interview Little Fire

    September 4th, 2019  |  15 mins 12 secs

    A bit of Sunday morning rambling as I get ready to go out and talk to Little Fire at his gig in Crofters' Music Bar. 

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  • Episode 19: Request for Smack My Bitch Up

    September 3rd, 2019  |  28 mins 32 secs

    I went to Glasgow in the morning with Freya for her induction into the RCS Juniors and had a lovely trip. Whilst there, I got a call from tonight's act at Crofters' asking if I'd fill in for him because the ferry service was pure dodgeball and he needed t

  • Episode 18: Gig Night at Crofters' Music Bar

    September 2nd, 2019  |  26 mins 2 secs

    I've not played in Crofters' Music Bar for a while. This is my chatting about that as I get ready and set up my mics, then my thoughts as I drive home after the gig. 

  • Episode 17: Microphone Fail

    August 30th, 2019  |  19 mins 24 secs

    I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. This is something I will learn from for sure. 

  • Episode 16: Inspired by Mary Spender

    August 29th, 2019  |  16 mins 40 secs

    I was listening to Mary Spender's podcast and felt inspired by it to ramble into the mic again. I'm approaching another crossroads and have a lot of planning to do if I'm going to be a successful musician, podcaster and teacher.

  • Episode 15: Back from Sailing

    August 28th, 2019  |  14 mins 24 secs

    I sailed with Crofters' Music Bar on the Lady of Avenel, a 103-foot brigantine sailing ship, from Oban to Donegal. What an amazing experience it was!

  • Episode 14: Back to School

    August 20th, 2019  |  21 mins 58 secs

    The kids are back at school and I'm preparing to go off on a week-long sailing trip. Oh, and the Post Office is sold! (nearly). 

  • Episode 13: Missing my Mum, and my Last Royal Arch Meeting as First Principal

    August 18th, 2019  |  15 mins 50 secs

    It's three years today since my mum died of MS. I usually like to go hiking on this anniversary and reflect, but that can't happen today as it's a big Royal Arch meeting on the island, my last degree as First Principal.

  • Episode 12: The In-laws are Coming!

    August 16th, 2019  |  11 mins 56 secs

    Lorraine's mum and dad are coming for a week and the forecast is pretty grim. It'll be nice to see them though. No doubt there will be lots of eating ha ha!