It may be a cliché to say that I can’t think of anyone with a bad word to say about Graeme, but it’s true. He was a funny, intelligent, and thoughtful guy. He was also a man that somehow seemed out of time, and recently we lost him.
Graeme was a very talented musician. Over the years he sent me dozens of songs; funny songs, sad songs, amazing songs, and the occasional bad song! His music is best described as outsider-pysch-pop. His big influences were culled from the sixties; Beatles, Stones, 13th Floor Elevators, Seeds, Syd Barrett, Skip Spence… but he also owed a debt to a few Scottish bands; Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Associates.
I’ve been listening to these songs a lot over the last few weeks, and in memory of Graeme I want more people to hear them. That’s why this funding page is here. I want to get a selection of Graeme’s songs pressed up on a 10” E.P. The artwork will be done by a Dundee artist and a local record shop will stock and sell the record.
Those who donate £14 will get a copy of the record (U.K. delivery, or local pickup).
Those who donate £18 will get a copy of the record and an invite to the launch party (date, venue, and ‘special guest’ TBC).
You can also donate any amount higher or lower than these suggestions.
Any profit made from sales of the record will go Brothers in Arms (www.brothersinarmsscotland.co.uk).
‘Brothers in Arms is Scotland's first men's mental health charity, which is aimed at providing info, support and advice to men of any age, who are down or in crisis and dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK’
As well as money, it is hoped that this project can raise some awareness around the issues faced by many young men today.
Having a record out would have been a dream of Graeme’s. By backing this project, you will help to realise this dream, whilst also creating an unique memento to remember Graeme by. So please donate and share this project far and wide. Thank you.
Update: We've hit our total!
It's happening! Please continue to donate, you will get a copy of the album and proceeds will go to charity. Thank you
Check out some of Graeme’s music here: https://soundcloud.com/thelawrenceofeuphoria
And here: https://soundcloud.com/mercurials