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 184
A Diplomat's Lament Jazz Apr 20, 2018 152
Same Old, Same Old, Same Old Explicit Alternative Apr 8, 2018 236
Put Your ****ing Phone Down! Explicit Alternative Mar 21, 2018 292
Hopium Other Feb 2, 2018 270
I've Got The Sun In My Eyes Alternative Dec 22, 2017 304
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) Blues Dec 15, 2017 339
The Last Time Alternative Aug 23, 2017 413
Twenty Years A Postie Folk Aug 18, 2017 555
Baby, You're Gonna Pay (Bup-Bup) Alternative Aug 7, 2017 415
Choose your drugs with care, my child ... Other Jul 22, 2017 530
Killing Time! Punk Jul 6, 2017 396
I've Been Doing It Wrong Comedy Jun 8, 2017 367
Somebody Hates You (Actually, Everybody Does) Alternative Apr 7, 2017 525
Donald Trump to Ground Control Comedy Nov 24, 2016 899
Meat Comedy Oct 7, 2016 541
Being With You Alternative Sep 16, 2016 570
Brass Monkeys and Paper Tigers Other Sep 8, 2016 426
We're All Going To Die Explicit Comedy Aug 19, 2016 567
"How Much Money Is There, Out There?" Alternative Aug 8, 2016 443
Just Another Song Alternative Aug 7, 2016 485
Let's Do It Again Alternative Jul 14, 2016 530
Clear Lines Classical Jun 3, 2016 575
Panama Papers Song Explicit Comedy Apr 21, 2016 627
Are You An Inny Or An Outty? Explicit Alternative Jan 23, 2016 462
Hope Alternative Nov 21, 2015 451
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. Country Sep 14, 2015 722
This is the 21st century, right? Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 22, 2015 639
Zero Hours Alternative May 11, 2015 498
We Are This England (acoustic) Explicit Alternative Apr 23, 2015 529
I Touch Myself (because no one else will) Alternative Mar 20, 2015 612
Drinking For Two Other Mar 13, 2015 590
Make You Happy Alternative Jul 16, 2014 625
The Family Do Alternative Jun 12, 2014 697
The Gove Song Comedy Mar 12, 2014 1341
Staying In Love Alternative Feb 27, 2014 1035
Marvelous and Groovy Alternative Feb 14, 2014 656
So, What Happens To The Words I Read? Childrens Feb 7, 2014 663
Soup Of The Dead Rock Feb 3, 2014 722
Sharon's Song Folk Jan 31, 2014 784
Nobody Alternative Jan 30, 2014 565
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Alternative Jan 24, 2014 664
Let Us Shine Alternative Jan 16, 2014 805
We're All Gonna Die Explicit Inspirational Dec 13, 2013 811
No More Innocents Alternative Dec 13, 2013 483
Manimals (Book Club #2 - Life of Pi) Alternative Dec 11, 2013 668
The Royal Mail Song Alternative Sep 20, 2013 894
Brave New World (Book Club #1) Alternative Sep 12, 2013 882
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' Spoken Word May 6, 2013 1590
Time For It Now ... (The "Griot" Years) Alternative Apr 13, 2013 573
God's Truth! (Devil's in the detail ...) (video) Music Videos Mar 13, 2013 1098
She's Not You ... (video) Music Videos Dec 3, 2012 1155
Happy Corporate Culture (video) Music Videos Sep 17, 2012 864
We Had A Fight (video) Music Videos Jun 7, 2012 946
Rise Up (video) Music Videos Mar 23, 2012 1201
Funny You (video) Music Videos Mar 9, 2012 652
Let's Get Together (and prove each other wrong) Alternative Feb 23, 2012 1581
iwantiwantiwantiwant (video) Music Videos Feb 20, 2012 1418
One Whole Day Alternative Feb 10, 2012 1237
Gonna Make You Happy (video - fixed) Music Videos Feb 3, 2012 1571
Freak's Show Rock Feb 2, 2012 1039
Staying Alive (Hallelujah) Comedy Jan 13, 2012 2048
Son of my Sorrow Alternative Dec 8, 2011 1475
Digging Holes Explicit Country Aug 26, 2011 3942
Gonna Make You Happy Alternative Jul 29, 2011 1851
Those Dirt Walls Alternative Jul 21, 2011 1031
Pianissimomo Classical Jul 7, 2011 902
Loving All the Wrong People Alternative Jul 7, 2011 1066
Can a Duvet Stop the Living Dead? Pop Jun 24, 2011 1529
Polly-Anna In A Swimsuit Rock Jun 10, 2011 1530
Call Yourself A Man Pop May 5, 2011 1437
Into My Arms Alternative Feb 21, 2011 1106
Playing To The Cheap Seats Alternative Jan 3, 2011 1241
Someone to See Alternative Sep 23, 2010 989
Why Can't You Love Me? (For what I could've been ... ) Alternative Sep 17, 2010 1343
I'm Not Here To Make Friends Explicit Rock Aug 29, 2010 2851
Alphabug .... (Insecta) Childrens Aug 15, 2010 2308
Komplek City Alternative May 31, 2010 1348
Being Human Electronica Apr 23, 2010 1230
Your Thoughts May Be Recorded For Training And Security Purposes Alternative Apr 9, 2010 1744
We're All Gonna Die ... La La La Laaaa Explicit Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 2059
Tom Waits For No Man Explicit Jazz Mar 26, 2010 2274
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) Rock Mar 4, 2010 5732
Save Yourself Collab Metal Jan 21, 2010 1317
I Wrote This Song In Pencil Alternative Jan 14, 2010 2218
I'm Just Doing What Everybody Else Is Doing Alternative Dec 10, 2009 1244
Frozen Little Robot Pop Nov 26, 2009 1169
We Are This England Explicit Pop Sep 24, 2009 1342
Big Mac Collab Blues Aug 29, 2009 1470
Living ... (The "Parker" years) Alternative Aug 7, 2009 1507
Never Gonna Cry Again Country Jul 28, 2009 1713
Crawl Creature ... Crawl Metal Jun 11, 2009 1540
Fires Light The Way Alternative Mar 15, 2009 2021
Piano Quartet (For Legs with Traffic) Collab Classical Feb 25, 2009 1384
Come To Me You Dirty Little Rock'n'Rollers Electronica Feb 17, 2009 1664
Love Is In The Air ... Breathe Deeply Pop Feb 5, 2009 2004
Christmas Prayer Collab Holiday Jan 22, 2009 1658
Tis the Season ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Dec 27, 2008 1261
Merry Birthday Holiday Dec 24, 2008 1293
Bless the Good Ship iComp Lord Collab Folk Dec 17, 2008 4550
Sick Spirit ... Hold Me In Your Arms Metal Dec 9, 2008 2407
Hey! Hologram! ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Nov 30, 2008 1823
Guess Who's Coming .... Alternative Nov 6, 2008 1703
iwantiwantiwantiwant Explicit Punk Oct 17, 2008 3084
Gustav and the Devil Collab Jazz Sep 10, 2008 2220
The Weathergirl Pop Aug 15, 2008 2010
Your Wife Collab Country Jul 30, 2008 2226
Harvey ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Jul 11, 2008 2658
Lie, Steal and Cheat Folk Jul 10, 2008 1769
I.C.B.M. Sexy Alternative Jun 29, 2008 1916
Words on Words Spoken Word Jun 24, 2008 1576
Rock n Roll Soul Cake (aka Mercury) Collab Rock Jun 23, 2008 3320
The Girl With No Shame Folk Jun 18, 2008 4228
What happens to the words I hear? Spoken Word Jun 16, 2008 1363
Friend Alternative Jun 11, 2008 2020
Hold On Collab Pop Jun 10, 2008 1982
Get That Finger Up ......... (mini-song 53 seconds) Rock Jun 8, 2008 1941
I Hear You Don't Know ... (mini-song 55 seconds) Alternative Jun 5, 2008 1174
Tis the Season Rock Jun 3, 2008 1132
Mischief Pop May 29, 2008 1412
Set in Stone Alternative May 22, 2008 1720
I Heard It In The Bass Line Jazz May 19, 2008 2628
You're All Of This (and more) Alternative May 15, 2008 1389
Funny You Alternative May 15, 2008 1166
Let's Start A Little War Alternative May 15, 2008 1304
Famous Rock May 14, 2008 1763
All Night Talkers Pop May 13, 2008 1951
Man United Alternative May 13, 2008 1475

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
BAD RUMOURS (band version) KCsGROOVE [+2] Rock 185
Nitram & Xam Max42 [+1] Funk 160
In a Bad Way Featuring Sarah Matthews allisonbartonrice Blues 387
Maniac music Max42 Electronica 779
A Very Good Time Matt Granz [+1] Rock 970
Nobody Was Keeping Score But Me mfwmiles Alternative 475
Reflex Max42 Other 416
Please be with me (2) Max42 Dance 394
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 2184
Glömda kärleksord brnPetra Alternative 731
Wonderland With You SISTERS Alternative 836
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2307
In Memoriam Robin Williams georgeptingley Classical 1000
Ode to The Postman Marty :) RubyDubidoux [+1] Inspirational 1681
Familiar Taste of Poison (Cover) LunaBleu [+1] Alternative 1924
Listen To the Idiot (The Stranger in Your Dreams) (Ennead # 6) mfwmiles Alternative 2366
Guitars, Lightbulb,s Drums alanatomic Funk 1286
Fooled Around And Fell In Love RubyDubidoux [+1] Blues 1495
Your Only Guest marshall2288 Rock 913
Primus Superfluous (Ennead #3) mfwmiles Other 1801
back again ccarling Pop 772
En Förlorad Värld brnPetra [+1] Alternative 1808
Big Head [MSI: Remix] 8MonthMalfunction [+4] Electronica 1894
Anthony Zeppelin456 Rock 584
never ending story (limahl cover) that80sboy [+2] Pop 3730
Calling You gepo Country 1265
doomsday sarahdupuis Alternative 749
Boys of Bedlam (cover) randolf Folk 996
London Cabbie Cowboy MattFrance Country 985
Two Is Better Than One v2 instrumental randolf Pop 5033
One Horse Town BossHook [+2] Rock 3871
All / Oil Is Well Trilobite2 Alternative 1681
Fragile Glass (Song Bird) Everine R&B 2078
MIND CONTROL SISTERS Rock 1730
World Class Fad Dyl Alternative 1564
One Rock From Canada Trilobite2 Classical 1432
SWING THE CIRCLE SISTERS Jazz 1531
WALKIN IN THE RAIN (w/Cathi Rice) MickD [+1] R&B 2281
Don't Hear The Distance 8MonthMalfunction [+2] Electronica 1762
5LUG 5P4WN KnqulearShift Rock 1232
Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah NomadicMind Alternative 2427
WONDER MickD R&B 1377
lizard [an original song!] randolf Childrens 5174
Dendrites AcetyleneJukebox Electronica 1739
I will make you forget you were sad 9volt_tongue Pop 973
Lord Is It Mine etgilles [+1] Rock 2122
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Surak [+2] Metal 3462
A Song For Wendell Trilobite2 Inspirational 1958
Stjrnor p mitt tcke brnPetra [+2] Alternative 2050
iCompositions v1 pm [+1] Music Videos 3050
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