Tag Archives: guitar


30 Nov

Wild CoverRegular followers will know that my Mr Monster is a very talented musician. That is what he makes his living from, and his talent never ceases to amaze me.

This week he has worked incredibly hard to record a new EP of some of his recent compositions. It’s really a little taster for his forthcoming album. For this project he was essentially a bit of a one-man-band, playing lead, rhythm, and bass guitar, providing vocals, mixing, tweaking and everything else which goes into making a record and I’m so proud of what he has been able to achieve in our home studio.

The EP is called Wild and is available to listen to and download on Bandcamp. I urge you to go and have a listen and see what you think! My favourite track is most certainly ‘Well I know’, not least because he wrote it for me. Clever Mr Monster!

Ding Dong, the Loan has Gone

1 Oct

I have had the most perfect day

Firstly, today the final direct debit came out of my account for a rather sizable loan which I have been paying back for four years now. It not only means that we will be considerably better off each month but also signals the end of an era which I am more than happy to leave behind.

So, that was a good start. I leapt out of bed after a really good night’s sleep and got on with a monster commission whilst Mr Monster got to work with a client who had arrived for a guitar lesson. I’m working on a keepsake babygro monster and it’s going rather well if I do say so myself! I have lots of new ideas for many and varied monster based projects…coming soon folks!

Late morning I trundled off round the corner from the flat to a yoga class. I used to be a hardcore, dedicated yogini and went to classes at least four nights every week. I knew all the Sanskrit names for the poses and could fold myself into some crazy positions, although I never quite mastered the head stand. For some reason I gave it up a few years ago but this week I have been to a couple of classes and am feeling the old passion flood back. Todays class was pretty intense with lots of twists and standing poses but my muscles are deliciously sore and my mind is quiet. Perhaps I will make an effortless head stand my goal.

Any UK readers will understand when I say that it is HOT here at the moment. 29 degrees and super-sunny today, so still with my post yoga flush I met up with a girlfriend to drink tea, eat Tim-Tams, and have a good old chinwag in the garden. I have nicely topped up my levels of vitamin D and also satisfied my craving for antipodean chocolatey treats!

I followed this up with some time in a beer garden with Mr Monster, so nice to spend some time together just chatting, sipping, and soaking up some rays before heading home for X-factor and some cat cuddles.

Right now I am typing this post on the beautiful little laptop which Mr Monster bought for me, while he plays ballads on his guitar and sings his heart out. I love to listen to him sing. He can make me laugh, especially with his hilarious interpretation of  The Bad Touch by The Bloodhound Gang, and has been known to make me cry, not least when he sings what has become ‘our song’ – Colourful by The Verve Pipe. He sings with such depth of feeling, he has a great understanding of human emotion and this is a massive part of why I fell in love with him. I could listen to him sing all day every day.

All in all, today has been a perfect day. I will sleep soundly knowing that all is right with the world and that tomorrow will be full of monsters, music, and sunday roasts.

I have a good life.

Clever Mr Monster

31 Mar

Look what Mr Monster did!

He spent eight solid hours designing and implementing this AMAZING scene on his guitar. I could look at it all day (and kinda have). When you look closely it tells a story and features many lovely monsters!
I took some shots of him performing with it yesterday. Mr Monster has been teaching me how to use my fancy DSLR camera in full manual mode and I am falling in love with photography.

Should you absolutely love the guitar, and want a better look with a view to buying it (bearing in mind it’s a one of a kind art-piece), Mr Monster will consider letting it go for around £600 ono, or, if you’d like to have your guitar (or anything else for that matter) customised, he can work out an ad hoc price.
Isn’t he clever?!