Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Thursday (June 18) while in Toronto, where she was getting ready for a show there on Saturday. The Scottish singer-songwriter tells readers:
The 3rd album’s coming along just great and I’ve had the chance to work with so many great people in the past 6 months or so. I hope you’ve all been able to check out the 3 new songs on my space, let me know your thoughts, I’d love to know what you guys think cos that’s the most important thing.
Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Tuesday (May 26), talking about life in Los Angeles and getting some support from Disney before releasing a new album in America. The Scottish singer-songwriter tells readers:
As for L.A I must admit its growing on me…when I first came here I was aware of a strangeness about the place and the feeling that if you didn’t know anyone in this town you weren’t going to go far. It’s not like London or New York where its easy to get around and there tonnes of stuff to see… you have to most definitely have a car and so what better way to drive around in L.A but in a convertible Mustang! It took me a little while to get used to driving on the right side of the road but actually it wasn’t too bad and I’m pretty proud of my stateside driving skills!
Last week I went to Disney/ABC to showcase to all the top exec’s. The plan Is to get a few tracks from the second record on a couple of Disney movies and ABC shows before its released stateside. Apart from that I’ve been working really hard on the 3rd album with some amazing people and I think judging by the sound of it so far it’s set to be a corker of a record!
Sandi Thom has begun her very first newspaper column in the Scottish Evening Express. The singer songwriter will be expressing her views on current events every Wednesday, with the first column focusing on the swine flu epidemic and how it’s the latest situation to keep the public in fear. Sandi writes:
This week, as I find myself in the States, it’s swine flu.
The US media and all its TV, papers, mags and websites, is controlled by just a handful of people … and the rest of us just follow their lead.
That’s quite worrying don’t you think? Sort of like history is written by the victors.
The entire story at eveningexpress.co.uk has since been removed.
Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Sunday (April 19), still reeling from the apparent shooting death of her beloved cat Toots and the case being built against the unnamed man believed responsible for the killing. The Scottish singer-songwriter tells readers:
Oh so many of my friends and family have died throughout the years, only recently 2 of my friends died from school and I felt the pain of that but I think this is so bad because, in effect, she was murdered. There were 3 shots heard the morning of her disappearance and I can’t get the images out of my head, did he injure her first? Did he miss the first time? I just don’t know but I won’t stop until I do. I have to bring this person down and get justice, its not just for toots but as a stand against unlawful violence that so many people get away with these days, this isn’t just about my cat, this is about finding that you can get justice, that our system of law won’t let us down and will make guilty criminals pay for their crimes. If he walks free and doesn’t pay for this, how can that be justice?? He took someone I loved from me and just because it had paws and it was covered in fur doesn’t make it any less of a crime, he took someone I loved with all my heart and he broke mine and my families heart in the process, doesn’t that deserve punishment?
Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Thursday (April 16), where she talked some more about the alleged shooting death of her beloved cat Toots. The Scottish singer-songwriter tells readers:
Hay you guys, how’s it all going… I’m back home in Brighton now, feels like I haven’t been here in such a long time, the sun is shining here and the trees are beginning to blossom again…. it all looks so pretty apart from this ruddy great scaffold two doors down… oh well that’s urban living for ya. Anyway I was so happy with all the press that we generated for toots… I hope so much that someone else will come forward now with the truth… we’ve put a little my space together for her, its www.myspace.com/justicefortoots so if any one just wants to leave a comment or a message or if you have a similar story of something like this happening to your pet then please visit the site but most of all GET IN TOUCH IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING.
Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Tuesday (April 14), offering an update on allegations that her beloved cat Toots was shot. The Scottish singer songwriter tells readers:
The gig at the Blues Festival last night was great, a sell out, but very tough to get through, as soon as I came off stage I ran back to the hotel room to check my phone for news as that’s what I’ve been doing since the day she went missing and then it hit me and I remembered that she was gone, I think it’s all sinking in now and I cant stop crying. I just wish I could wave a magic wand and bring her back. I hope to God that I find her remains so I can bring her back home, I hate to think that she’s been “disposed” off in some cold way. We now know the area where she was buried so my family’s up there tonight all night with the dog digging to see if we can find her.
A posting at Sandi Thom’s MySpace (@sandithom) reports police are investigating whether her missing cat Toots was shot dead by local a land owner close to the singers family home. “The police have confirmed it is illegal to shoot a cat, however to enable them to make an arrest, we have to find wee Tooty’s remains, or this sickening person will get away with it,” Thom said.
Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Thursday (April 2), talking about what happened yesterday in London during the G20 summit and the death of UK reality TV star Jade Goody. Thom writes:
Wowee I’m just sitting in Gatwick airport, just arrived back from NYC, it’s been a real long trip around the states these past few weeks but I’m glad to be on home turf again. Couldn’t believe those riots in London, so annoyed I wasn’t here to join in!! It’s about time the world started to revolt against it all.
Poor poor Jade… I was reading about her this morning, what a tragedy. My cousin died of leukemia when she was 26, left behind a little girl. Absolutely tragic. I will do anything I can to help further the work she did before she died.
Sandi Thom checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Monday (March 16) while in Austin, Texas for SXSW. The Scottish singer songwriter opened up about her displeasure over a decision to not include her among the acts being supported by the Scottish Arts Council. Thom writes:
I’ve just arrived in Austin, Texas for the big music festival SXSW totally thrilled to be here. can’t wait for the crazy week ahead, I’ve got so much to cram in, so many peeps to meet so its gonna be a hell of an exhausting week.
Although, I’m pretty upset about the fact that the Scottish Arts Council said no to me performing on the Scottish stage.
Last year when I approached them they were really lovely and seemed very keen on the idea of me playing but since then for some bizarre reason they’ve changed their minds and said it’s because I live in England?? But I have a house in Scotland and was registered at SXSW from the beginning as a Scottish artist? Besides, Primal Scream live in England and they’re playing the Scottish stage!!! I’m really confused and hurt by their decision cos I think there’s another reason for it and they won’t tell me.
Sandi Thom updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@sandithom) on Tuesday (March 10), talking about how her cat Toots is still missing and sharing her thoughts on British reality star Jade Goody’s battle with cervical cancer. The 27-year-old singer songwriter tells readers:
I’ve been following Jade Goody in the news these last few weeks. Talk about sad. It’s amazing how courageous she’s being, I can’t imagine what she’s going through right now but it just goes to show that the ones you least expect end up being heroes. She is truly heroic in her bravery. What a courageous woman. I totally support her plight in lowering the age for a smear.
It’s 20 in Scotland and 25 in England. I was so lucky when I was younger cos my mum made me go for a smear when I was 19, my GP did it and found pre cancerous cells. I had them burnt away by laser surgery, truly painful experience and thankfully nothing ever came off it but imagine what would have happened if it had gone undetected for yrs. I would probably have developed cancer by now.