Category Archives: Music

Various songs and recordings from David Scott, including collaborations: The Pearlfishers; Amy Allison & David Scott; and BMX Bandits.

Guest Blog: Don Klees interviews David Scott

When I asked David if he’d be willing to answer some questions about his songs for a profile of the Pearlfishers for the website CultureSonar, he was generous with both his time and his thoughts. Consequently there was far more

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Guest Blog: Don Klees interviews David Scott

When I asked David if he’d be willing to answer some questions about his songs for a profile of the Pearlfishers for the website CultureSonar, he was generous with both his time and his thoughts. Consequently there was far more

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Classic Scottish Albums: Shabby & Definitely Chic

There are some records that stop you in your tracks and make such an impression that you can recall the moment, the weather and the people sitting at the next table the first time you hear them. And then there

Classic Scottish Albums: Shabby & Definitely Chic

There are some records that stop you in your tracks and make such an impression that you can recall the moment, the weather and the people sitting at the next table the first time you hear them. And then there

Classic Scottish Albums: How We Made It

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and talking about Scottish music, particularly over the last 10 years. And while doing it I’ve managed to get 30 documentaries made, all on the topic of Classic Scottish Albums and all

Classic Scottish Albums: How We Made It

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and talking about Scottish music, particularly over the last 10 years. And while doing it I’ve managed to get 30 documentaries made, all on the topic of Classic Scottish Albums and all

The Pearlfishers: Sugar Mountain Babies

Sugar Mountain Babies first appeared on The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies in 1997. This was the first time that a live string quartet appeared on a Pearlfishers recording thereby setting the tone for everything that followed. When we

The Pearlfishers: Sugar Mountain Babies

Sugar Mountain Babies first appeared on The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies in 1997. This was the first time that a live string quartet appeared on a Pearlfishers recording thereby setting the tone for everything that followed. When we

David Scott: I Just See The Rainbow

Live performance for the BBC at the Quay sessions with the story of how ‘I Just See The Rainbow‘ came to be…

David Scott: I Just See The Rainbow

Live performance for the BBC at the Quay sessions with the story of how ‘I Just See The Rainbow‘ came to be…

The Umbrellas of Shibuya

David Scott: The Umbrellas of Shibuya From BBC Music at The Quay summer 2015

The Umbrellas of Shibuya

David Scott: The Umbrellas of Shibuya From BBC Music at The Quay summer 2015

Paper Lifetime Guarantees

I wrote this song with Amy Allison back in the days when collaborating on songs over email seemed like a vaguely innovative act. This and other songs we made ended up on an album called Turn Like The World Does in 2012, still

Paper Lifetime Guarantees

I wrote this song with Amy Allison back in the days when collaborating on songs over email seemed like a vaguely innovative act. This and other songs we made ended up on an album called Turn Like The World Does in 2012, still

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

New Music: Rowan Ross

Years ago I was walking through Stirling town centre and was attracted by the sound of a young busker singing Smells Like Teen Spirit while accompanying himself on violin. Yes, you read that correctly, violin. His name as it now

New Music: Rowan Ross

Years ago I was walking through Stirling town centre and was attracted by the sound of a young busker singing Smells Like Teen Spirit while accompanying himself on violin. Yes, you read that correctly, violin. His name as it now

Ashley Little: The Class Of 2006

On the first day of the first term in my first year teaching at UWS I walked into an old Porta-Cabin on the grounds of the now-defunct Craigie Campus in Ayr. My undeniable sweet tooth for the 1960’s glass and

Ashley Little: The Class Of 2006

On the first day of the first term in my first year teaching at UWS I walked into an old Porta-Cabin on the grounds of the now-defunct Craigie Campus in Ayr. My undeniable sweet tooth for the 1960’s glass and

Amy Allison & David Scott: Kaleidoscope

Rod McKuen’s classic Kaleidoscope is one of three non-album tracks on the download EP The Way You Remember Things. Photofilm by Oscar In Venice.

Amy Allison & David Scott: Kaleidoscope

Rod McKuen’s classic Kaleidoscope is one of three non-album tracks on the download EP The Way You Remember Things. Photofilm by Oscar In Venice.

Amy Allison & David Scott: If You Go I’ll Melt

From the album Turn Like The World Does. Film by Oscar In Venice.

Amy Allison & David Scott: If You Go I’ll Melt

From the album Turn Like The World Does. Film by Oscar In Venice.

The Pearlfishers: Ice Race

From the album A Sunflower At Christmas. Drawings by Oscar In Venice, Moves by Blane Savage.

The Pearlfishers: Ice Race

From the album A Sunflower At Christmas. Drawings by Oscar In Venice, Moves by Blane Savage.

Norman Blake & David Scott: Hammond Song

Film by Jim Burns. In Autumn 2007 Norman Blake and I were invited to play a bunch of shows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by our friends at Tapete, Hamburg as part of a tour called Sit Down And

Norman Blake & David Scott: Hammond Song

Film by Jim Burns. In Autumn 2007 Norman Blake and I were invited to play a bunch of shows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by our friends at Tapete, Hamburg as part of a tour called Sit Down And