Hello, I’m Scott
I’m Scott Macleod, the new bassist. The baby of the band (yes, younger than Andrew Gunning!).
This is a blog post about my first wee while with the band, and hopefully not the only one.
To give you an idea of how busy we all are at Royal Foundlings, here are a few facts:
1. My body-calendar is broken (I’m constantly a day out).
2. Dave’s actual body is broken. His back is in worse shape than he himself was a year ago.
3. I have purchased a real-life wallchart.
The first few weeks have been a blur, honestly. My first proper, full-band gig was at Port Glasgow high school, the most majestic moment of which was when the clocks fell off the wall during our first song. Despite this being only my first proper show, I immediately began to see the fruits of the ministry, reading positive and encouraging messages that night on Facebook from the young people we had performed for.
Skip forward a couple of days from that and we found ourselves travelling down toward Stranraer, to the lovely wee town of Newton Stewart, a beautiful part of the country that I probably would never have even visited were it not for being part of the Foundlings. On the way we got lost and ended up in Narnia, where it always snowed and red pigs, blonde horses and emus roamed free.
Actually, here’s a little video of that journey: Wildlife Adventure
My mind has been tenderised somewhat by the constant onslaught of thoughts and things, so I’ll skip forward again to last weekend. On Friday we had a worship evening in the GLO centre in partnership with the Clyde Valley Community Church worship team, who were outstanding. It was fantastic. For me, looking up from the stage and seeing people worshiping God makes you realise really how big God is, and how worthy He his of our love.
The next day was a different affair. We had organised a concert in Holy Trinity Wester Hailes in Edinburgh with an upbeat, full-band Steph Macleod and El Mafrex, who as always was cooler than I can ever hope to be. In my own completely unbiased opinion (ahem), we rocked. We really rocked. In fact, I rocked so hard I broke my strap. Here’s a comic strip done in my favourite photo editing suite, Microsoft Paint:
Hopefully I’ll have more stage mishaps to amuse you all with next time.
BUT UNTIL THAT NEXT TIME, GOODBYE.