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A+ book review of Anoint My Head

I can die happy. “If This Is Spinal Tap is the quintessential rock mockumentary, Anoint My Head is the closest you’ll get to that in book form.” Read full review here… Andy Macleod – Anoint My Head: How I Failed To Make It As A Britpop Indie Rock Star (Pointy Books)

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Anoint My Head Audiobook out now!

Anoint My Head is now available as an audiobook for your listening pleasure.   It’s been a long time in the making. Not only did I have to spend 7 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second narrating it. I then had to spend another 7 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second narrating it again as the first take wasn’t very good. Then once it was mixed and sequenced, I had to spend 7 hours, 11

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Camden New Journal love

The Pointy Birds struggled to get any press back in the day (apart from that one NME review, but the less said about that the better**). So it was a particular thrill for not only the book to receive a lovely double page spread as below in this week’s Camden New Journal (courtesy of Dan Carrier, a man of exquisite taste), but for The Pointy Birds to feature on the front cover too. It’s only

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Anointy Spotify Playlist

There is now a Spotify playlist of all the songs that feature in Anoint My Head. It totals 106 tracks and clocks in at a whopping 7 hours 18 minutes which is probably the amount of time you need to read the book*. In this way the playlist doubles up as a kind of scratch and sniff immersive experience. The playlist stays mainly in the early nineties but all sorts of things pop up here

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Live reading Jackanory style!

This is a Facebook Live recording of me reading Chapter 1 ‘ULU’ from my book Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as Britpop Indie Rockstar.  I quite enjoyed channelling my inner Val Doonican so I may do more.  Kind of like a video book. Maybe that could become a thing.  In other news the audiobook is out sometime in the new year depending when can get back in the studio, pending

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Paperback Writer

Dear Sir or Madam will you read my book? It took me years to write, will you take a look? Ok, I will….The paperback version of my effort Anoint My Head has just arrived in the post. Gulp!  Watch to find out if it had printed ok, plus a guest intruder who muscles in on the action… You can order it via Amazon, or Ingramspark.  Author-signed copies are also available at the Owl book shop

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A-nointy Nointy…

I have crossed the finishing line of Anoint My Head – How I failed to make it as a Britpop indie-rockstar, the tale of a band in the nineties who didn’t quite have what it took to make it but had a manager who did.   It’s being serialised in 4 parts as an ebook through November 2020 with the full version / paperback on December 7th 2020. If you would like to read part one

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Songs From a Padded Envelope

I got interviewed by Ben and Steve for their fab new podcast which rediscovers lost demoes and the stories behind them. You can hear hare here me talking about me and The Pointy Birds and Big Slice for over an hour, without stopping. Poor Ben and Steve but I paid them handsomely….   

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