Category: What on Earth are you doing?

Loop Pedal Debut – Highway to V-Festival

Loop Pedal, Highway to V Festival, TripHop, Soul, Folk,

So last night I performed amongst 11 fairly heavy rock (and variants of rock) bands as part of a ‘battle of the bands’ type shindig – to win a place in the final, to then win overall and open up V-Festival next month. I sent them my music and social links, got put through to…


Goodbye, Boat

Rebecca Cullen, Manchester Acoustic Music, TripHop, Soul, Folk, Music Blog,

It’s been a few months since I wrote here, which is bizarre.. I feel like I barely blinked and the time was gone, Summer came and went, as did Oxford, as did our current experience of living on the water. I’m left a little tired and overwhelmed.. I’m left with a racing heart, a foggy head,…


From where the thought first came..

Rebecca Cullen, Some Build Castles, Acoustic, Folk, Soul, Triphop

From where the thought first came, a misty, dark, yet homely corner, among vultures engaged in drinking and conversations of who and where.. from this very place, a small frame with a limitless mind, sober and sobering, barely contained in the most human of skin and clothes and colours, outwardly pondered – why? It could…


Anyway..

Rebecca Cullen, Manchester Acoustic Music, TripHop, Soul, Folk, Music Blog,

Recording in the small confines of the boat seems like it should be more difficult than it is; you can hardly turn around without knocking something over, and then there’s the rocking caused by passing boats, the rain on the roof. etc. But it’s just been.. brilliant. We’re moored out in the sticks where it’s…


I am a Stowaway

I’m sitting in my sisters house in Bridgend – myself on one end of the couch, Adam on the other, and Jasper (the dog) asleep in the middle. I have a can of sugar free energy drink, which I know is bad for me, but just occasionally.. it seems ok to start the day off…


2014 – An Even Numbered Year Begins.. (Phew.)

January 5th, 2014. Happy New Year ! I hope you had fun.. ate everything, drank lots, hugged for hours. And now.. I’m dragging you back to the old year.. (Wahey!) This is how December was. A Month Away From The Boat. Living cheaply works pretty well for us most of the time. We don’t drink…


Smiles, Singing, and all things Christmas

I left it too long – the Blog is desperately trying to be four thousand pages long. Fear not! I’ve shunned it with Tesco’s own version of Baileys (which is not, to my disappointment, called ‘Booleys’ 🙁 ) I’ll start by saying I hope everyone is well and happy, enjoying winter and not letting it…


Which moments to live in..?

Not taking myself or life too seriously. At the same time.. Not letting my own absurdity cloud my judgement?! Not entirely sure yet of how to achieve this ‘balance’. Alternating between coffee and lager seems to keep things clear and calm for now. Adam has not smoked for two weeks. If he has a rare…


Street Performing – Day One

Rebecca Cullen, Some Build Castles, Acoustic, Folk, Soul, Triphop

It’s taken me two weeks to pluck up the courage to actually go busking. To actually go.. into a busy town centre.. set up my mic, amp, guitar.. and stand singing as all kinds of people pass by. The thought of it terrified me, even having played numerous gigs in all kinds of venues.. this…


What ARE we doing?!

Hello..! I thought it was probably necessary at this point to explain a little about what our current ‘project’ involves. I’ll try to keep it concise and non-boring, but if you do get bored – just click the video tab, or read some rum-riddled rhymes.. take your mind off it 😉 My name’s Bex. I’m a…