FREQUENTLY ASKED QESTIONS (by Eddie McKenzie)
Please note that some of the information below does not apply to this new FALKIRK MUSIC SCENE website! This new site has been built for information purposes only. For example: There are no gig guides, news pages etc. However, I am happy to receive information on local acts, photosgraphs, stories, updates and corrections to contents! Thanks, Davy.
WHAT IS THIS SITE ABOUT?
I realised that whilst I could not tell you where my car keys are, of what colour of bucket goes out on which day, I could remember who the bass player in The Walking Monuments To DNA was, or who wrote the Falkirk Herald music column in 1982. All this information was completely useless...or so I thought! That's why I decided to start this website. I also thought it would be a good place to check out the latest news on what is happening in music locally. Actually, now I think about it, all this information is still useless, but now it's not only in my head.
HOW DID YOU GET ALL THIS INFORMATION?
A lot of the information is from my own memory, however, I also looked at old Falkirk Herald music columns (so far from 1976 - 2005), checked out websites of local bands, and read through Martin Strong's books. Also, a lot of people have e-mailed me to provide information. Check out the thanks further down the page.
WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST IN ALL THIS?
Okay, time to come clean. I am Eddie McKenzie and I was most active in the local music scene between 1986 and 1998. I am still active today, but not as much. If you want to find out more about what I've done look in the "people" section, and that will lead you to the bands I played in. It's been hard not blowing my own trumpet, but fuck it, no-one else is going to do it...
MY BAND IS NOT ON THIS WEBSITE! WHY NOT?
I don't know about your band. It's as simple as that. Send me an e-mail ("contact" over there on the left) and let me know!
MY BAND IS ON THIS WEBSITE, BUT YOU'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG!
Sorry. I don't know everything. Once again, send me an e-mail telling the truth.
MY BAND HAS SOME NEWS...DO YOU WANT TO KNOW IT?
Yes, once again send me an e-mail. I do intend to trawl through band websites once a month, however, I would also like to hear from you.
DO YOU HAVE PICTURES OR SOUNDFILES ON THIS SITE?
I would love to, but need you to provide copies of the music (and permission!). E-mail me with suggestions.
YOU ARE ACTUALLY QUITE SAD, AREN'T YOU?
WILL YOU REVIEW MY BAND?
Quite simply, NO! I ran a fanzine in Falkirk back in the 1980's, and the stating of negative opinions about bands led to me getting run out of town. There are still people who won't talk to me almost twenty years later. So, the idea this time is to stay impartial. However, if you do want a quote about your band for your CV/press release, feel free to use one of these:
"(Insert band name here) are quite simply one of the best live acts in the country today! See them now before you can't afford to!"
"(Insert album/single name here) is one of those releases that comes along once in your lifetime, and makes you feel that, yes, life is worth living!"
"(Insert band/release name here) is/are quite simply, God's gift to Shite!"
THANKS This website would not have been possible without the information and help of the following people:
Ross Anderson, Sandy Black, Neil Braidwood, Gavin Brown, Alex Bruce, Kevin Byrne, Cal, Kenny Cassells, Kevin Clough, Jim Connelly, Dave (Daco Sepali), David Drummond, Greg Drysdale, Eric Easton, John Fallon, Alexis Fawcett, Pete Flett, Julie Forsyth, Robert Francis, Stuart Gray, Willie Green, Brian Hastings, Neil Henderson, Stuart Henderson, Jim Hendry, Craig Heyworth, Steven Honeyman, Jennifer Hunter, Alex Irvine, Stuart Johnston, Sarah Learmonth, John Leishman, Stu Looms, Kenny McColl, Sharon McGregor, Stuart MacIntosh, Suzy McMillan, Ian McMurtie, Les Makin, Stuart Morrison, Sarah Moyes, Stephen Myles, John Nicolson, Paul Petale, Andy Pratt, Douglas Pratt, Barry Price, Dave Roberts, Gordon Robertson, Jamie Rodger, Alan Scott, Davy Scott, Marc Stirling, Paul Tonner, Michael Train, David Walker, Martin Walker, Weird, Bill Wells, Stuart Woodland...