Biography

Well my name's actually Martin and I was born and raised in a small town outside Johannesburg, though I've been living in a small town just outside Leeds in Yorkshire for the past 400 years or so, playing in various bands and duos and ensembles of nefarious type.
I got my first guitar when I was 15 and started writing songs the day after as I was too dumb to realise that you were allowed to play other people's music. Then 15 years later, in April 2008, I discovered the Mac and finally started getting my songs down and out there into iCompland where all the strange yet somehow lovely people live. I didn't know it was possible to have so much fun by yourself on the computer.
At the moment I'm using a mac book, a semi-acoustic Ovation guitar, an SM58 mic and two Lightsnake USB-to-instrument leads to record everything and I'm having a whale (wail ... wale .... whail??? Where the hell did that saying come from?) of a time!
Hope you enjoy it too.
Cheers

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Being in a band ... January 22, 2015
Being in a band ...
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A funny thing happened at the pub last night ... February 10, 2012
MSI - Terrifying yet wonderful September 4, 2011
Regarding my song being discussed on MSI
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My Brave New Digital World February 9, 2009
How my life is going digital ...
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Verity Alternative Apr 29, 2018 233
A Diplomat's Lament Jazz Apr 20, 2018 182
Same Old, Same Old, Same Old Explicit Alternative Apr 8, 2018 272
Put Your ****ing Phone Down! Explicit Alternative Mar 21, 2018 311
Hopium Other Feb 2, 2018 284
I've Got The Sun In My Eyes Alternative Dec 22, 2017 330
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) Blues Dec 15, 2017 371
The Last Time Alternative Aug 23, 2017 428
Twenty Years A Postie Folk Aug 18, 2017 568
Baby, You're Gonna Pay (Bup-Bup) Alternative Aug 7, 2017 439
Choose your drugs with care, my child ... Other Jul 22, 2017 552
Killing Time! Punk Jul 6, 2017 407
I've Been Doing It Wrong Comedy Jun 8, 2017 382
Somebody Hates You (Actually, Everybody Does) Alternative Apr 7, 2017 540
Donald Trump to Ground Control Comedy Nov 24, 2016 913
Meat Comedy Oct 7, 2016 551
Being With You Alternative Sep 16, 2016 577
Brass Monkeys and Paper Tigers Other Sep 8, 2016 441
We're All Going To Die Explicit Comedy Aug 19, 2016 593
"How Much Money Is There, Out There?" Alternative Aug 8, 2016 458
Just Another Song Alternative Aug 7, 2016 490
Let's Do It Again Alternative Jul 14, 2016 539
Clear Lines Classical Jun 3, 2016 585
Panama Papers Song Explicit Comedy Apr 21, 2016 639
Are You An Inny Or An Outty? Explicit Alternative Jan 23, 2016 469
Hope Alternative Nov 21, 2015 459
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. Country Sep 14, 2015 740
This is the 21st century, right? Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 22, 2015 653
Zero Hours Alternative May 11, 2015 505
We Are This England (acoustic) Explicit Alternative Apr 23, 2015 543
I Touch Myself (because no one else will) Alternative Mar 20, 2015 623
Drinking For Two Other Mar 13, 2015 601
Make You Happy Alternative Jul 16, 2014 633
The Family Do Alternative Jun 12, 2014 713
The Gove Song Comedy Mar 12, 2014 1369
Staying In Love Alternative Feb 27, 2014 1045
Marvelous and Groovy Alternative Feb 14, 2014 663
So, What Happens To The Words I Read? Childrens Feb 7, 2014 668
Soup Of The Dead Rock Feb 3, 2014 731
Sharon's Song Folk Jan 31, 2014 798
Nobody Alternative Jan 30, 2014 571
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Alternative Jan 24, 2014 669
Let Us Shine Alternative Jan 16, 2014 810
We're All Gonna Die Explicit Inspirational Dec 13, 2013 828
No More Innocents Alternative Dec 13, 2013 492
Manimals (Book Club #2 - Life of Pi) Alternative Dec 11, 2013 677
The Royal Mail Song Alternative Sep 20, 2013 904
Brave New World (Book Club #1) Alternative Sep 12, 2013 900
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' Spoken Word May 6, 2013 1604
Time For It Now ... (The "Griot" Years) Alternative Apr 13, 2013 578
God's Truth! (Devil's in the detail ...) (video) Music Videos Mar 13, 2013 1115
She's Not You ... (video) Music Videos Dec 3, 2012 1169
Happy Corporate Culture (video) Music Videos Sep 17, 2012 870
We Had A Fight (video) Music Videos Jun 7, 2012 954
Rise Up (video) Music Videos Mar 23, 2012 1209
Funny You (video) Music Videos Mar 9, 2012 658
Let's Get Together (and prove each other wrong) Alternative Feb 23, 2012 1589
iwantiwantiwantiwant (video) Music Videos Feb 20, 2012 1435
One Whole Day Alternative Feb 10, 2012 1253
Gonna Make You Happy (video - fixed) Music Videos Feb 3, 2012 1588
Freak's Show Rock Feb 2, 2012 1046
Staying Alive (Hallelujah) Comedy Jan 13, 2012 2058
Son of my Sorrow Alternative Dec 8, 2011 1491
Digging Holes Explicit Country Aug 26, 2011 3981
Gonna Make You Happy Alternative Jul 29, 2011 1860
Those Dirt Walls Alternative Jul 21, 2011 1053
Pianissimomo Classical Jul 7, 2011 912
Loving All the Wrong People Alternative Jul 7, 2011 1079
Can a Duvet Stop the Living Dead? Pop Jun 24, 2011 1545
Polly-Anna In A Swimsuit Rock Jun 10, 2011 1547
Call Yourself A Man Pop May 5, 2011 1462
Into My Arms Alternative Feb 21, 2011 1133
Playing To The Cheap Seats Alternative Jan 3, 2011 1247
Someone to See Alternative Sep 23, 2010 997
Why Can't You Love Me? (For what I could've been ... ) Alternative Sep 17, 2010 1378
I'm Not Here To Make Friends Explicit Rock Aug 29, 2010 2864
Alphabug .... (Insecta) Childrens Aug 15, 2010 2318
Komplek City Alternative May 31, 2010 1359
Being Human Electronica Apr 23, 2010 1235
Your Thoughts May Be Recorded For Training And Security Purposes Alternative Apr 9, 2010 1752
We're All Gonna Die ... La La La Laaaa Explicit Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 2069
Tom Waits For No Man Explicit Jazz Mar 26, 2010 2293
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) Rock Mar 4, 2010 5776
Save Yourself Collab Metal Jan 21, 2010 1325
I Wrote This Song In Pencil Alternative Jan 14, 2010 2232
I'm Just Doing What Everybody Else Is Doing Alternative Dec 10, 2009 1250
Frozen Little Robot Pop Nov 26, 2009 1187
We Are This England Explicit Pop Sep 24, 2009 1353
Big Mac Collab Blues Aug 29, 2009 1484
Living ... (The "Parker" years) Alternative Aug 7, 2009 1519
Never Gonna Cry Again Country Jul 28, 2009 1727
Crawl Creature ... Crawl Metal Jun 11, 2009 1558
Fires Light The Way Alternative Mar 15, 2009 2031
Piano Quartet (For Legs with Traffic) Collab Classical Feb 25, 2009 1393
Come To Me You Dirty Little Rock'n'Rollers Electronica Feb 17, 2009 1674
Love Is In The Air ... Breathe Deeply Pop Feb 5, 2009 2015
Christmas Prayer Collab Holiday Jan 22, 2009 1668
Tis the Season ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Dec 27, 2008 1268
Merry Birthday Holiday Dec 24, 2008 1300
Bless the Good Ship iComp Lord Collab Folk Dec 17, 2008 4584
Sick Spirit ... Hold Me In Your Arms Metal Dec 9, 2008 2432
Hey! Hologram! ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Nov 30, 2008 1832
Guess Who's Coming .... Alternative Nov 6, 2008 1720
iwantiwantiwantiwant Explicit Punk Oct 17, 2008 3117
Gustav and the Devil Collab Jazz Sep 10, 2008 2240
The Weathergirl Pop Aug 15, 2008 2032
Your Wife Collab Country Jul 30, 2008 2241
Harvey ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Jul 11, 2008 2670
Lie, Steal and Cheat Folk Jul 10, 2008 1777
I.C.B.M. Sexy Alternative Jun 29, 2008 1928
Words on Words Spoken Word Jun 24, 2008 1587
Rock n Roll Soul Cake (aka Mercury) Collab Rock Jun 23, 2008 3336
The Girl With No Shame Folk Jun 18, 2008 4261
What happens to the words I hear? Spoken Word Jun 16, 2008 1368
Friend Alternative Jun 11, 2008 2032
Hold On Collab Pop Jun 10, 2008 2006
Get That Finger Up ......... (mini-song 53 seconds) Rock Jun 8, 2008 1952
I Hear You Don't Know ... (mini-song 55 seconds) Alternative Jun 5, 2008 1179
Tis the Season Rock Jun 3, 2008 1142
Mischief Pop May 29, 2008 1419
Set in Stone Alternative May 22, 2008 1738
I Heard It In The Bass Line Jazz May 19, 2008 2640
You're All Of This (and more) Alternative May 15, 2008 1399
Funny You Alternative May 15, 2008 1173
Let's Start A Little War Alternative May 15, 2008 1310
Famous Rock May 14, 2008 1772
All Night Talkers Pop May 13, 2008 1959
Man United Alternative May 13, 2008 1485

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
BAD RUMOURS (band version) KCsGROOVE [+2] Rock 249
Nitram & Xam Max42 [+1] Funk 185
In a Bad Way Featuring Sarah Matthews allisonbartonrice Blues 403
Maniac music Max42 Electronica 896
A Very Good Time Matt Granz [+1] Rock 991
Nobody Was Keeping Score But Me mfwmiles Alternative 483
Reflex Max42 Other 426
Please be with me (2) Max42 Dance 408
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 2223
Glömda kärleksord brnPetra Alternative 745
Wonderland With You SISTERS Alternative 849
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2335
In Memoriam Robin Williams georgeptingley Classical 1017
Ode to The Postman Marty :) RubyDubidoux [+1] Inspirational 1711
Familiar Taste of Poison (Cover) LunaBleu [+1] Alternative 1940
Listen To the Idiot (The Stranger in Your Dreams) (Ennead # 6) mfwmiles Alternative 2399
Guitars, Lightbulb,s Drums alanatomic Funk 1301
Fooled Around And Fell In Love RubyDubidoux [+1] Blues 1512
Your Only Guest marshall2288 Rock 927
Primus Superfluous (Ennead #3) mfwmiles Other 1815
back again ccarling Pop 784
En Förlorad Värld brnPetra [+1] Alternative 1838
Big Head [MSI: Remix] 8MonthMalfunction [+4] Electronica 1918
Anthony Zeppelin456 Rock 595
never ending story (limahl cover) that80sboy [+2] Pop 3810
Calling You gepo Country 1281
doomsday sarahdupuis Alternative 758
Boys of Bedlam (cover) randolf Folk 1007
London Cabbie Cowboy MattFrance Country 990
Two Is Better Than One v2 instrumental randolf Pop 5088
One Horse Town BossHook [+2] Rock 3897
All / Oil Is Well Trilobite2 Alternative 1702
Fragile Glass (Song Bird) Everine R&B 2093
MIND CONTROL SISTERS Rock 1749
World Class Fad Dyl Alternative 1577
One Rock From Canada Trilobite2 Classical 1443
SWING THE CIRCLE SISTERS Jazz 1544
WALKIN IN THE RAIN (w/Cathi Rice) MickD [+1] R&B 2306
Don't Hear The Distance 8MonthMalfunction [+2] Electronica 1777
5LUG 5P4WN KnqulearShift Rock 1240
Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah NomadicMind Alternative 2440
WONDER MickD R&B 1394
lizard [an original song!] randolf Childrens 5192
Dendrites AcetyleneJukebox Electronica 1749
I will make you forget you were sad 9volt_tongue Pop 978
Lord Is It Mine etgilles [+1] Rock 2143
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Surak [+2] Metal 3498
A Song For Wendell Trilobite2 Inspirational 1974
Stjrnor p mitt tcke brnPetra [+2] Alternative 2069
iCompositions v1 pm [+1] Music Videos 3077
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