A room, a man

A room, a man: a novella by Scott Bywater

A room, a man is an unpublished novella I wrote in the latter part of 2010. I came across it again recently, and found it resonated somewhat with the mood of the present Phnom Penh COVID lockdown situation, so it’s been split into nine daily parts that will be published daily online from Tuesday 20 April. It’s not for everyone, but it’s something different.

A room, a man

this week in scoddyprojects

Monday 22: solo at Little Susie, 7 pm

Tuesday 23:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm;then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week the theme is North East South West. You’ll hear Brecker Brothers, Paul Simon, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Dianna Krall and much more. 

Thursday 25: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Sunday 28: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7) and all gigs subject to change

Coming soon:

  • Moi Tiet at Oscar’s on the Corner, March 5
  • The Sock Essentials at The Box Office, March 6

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Monday 15: The Extraordinary Chambers with Cambodia Country Band at Oscar’s on the Corner, 9 pm. 

Tuesday 16:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm; then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week the theme is the next of the senses: taste.  You’ll hear Eartha Kitt, Conway Twitty, the Indigo Girls, Crowded House, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and much more. 

Wednesday 17: hosting open mic at The Harbour, Siem Reap, 8 pm

Friday 19: solo (with mates) at Wine O’clock, Siem Reap, 7 pm

Saturday 20: Reading at Howl Word Jam, Pomme, Siem Reap, 7 pm

Sunday 21: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

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Monday 8: solo at Little Susie, 7 pm

Tuesday 9:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm;then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week the theme is long.  You’ll hear Supertramp, Lyle Lovett, Skeeter Davis, The Thorns, the Zutons, Elvis Presley, Cake and much more. 

Thursday 11: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Saturday 13: The Sock Essentials with The Brexiteers at Little Susie, 7 pm.   

Sunday 14: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

Coming soon:

  • Hosting open mic at The Harbour, Siem Reap, 17 February
  • Wine O’clock, Siem Reap, 19 February
  • Reading at Howl Word Jam, Pomme, Siem Reap, 20 February

this week in scoddyprojects

Monday 1: solo at Little Susie, 7 pm

Tuesday 2:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm;then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week is the second of a series of themes about the senses – Sight.  You’ll hear Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, Crystal Gayle and much more. 

Thursday 4: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Saturday 6: The Sock Essentials at Monkey Republic in Kampot, 7 pm.   

Sunday 7: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

Coming soon:

  • The Sock Essentials with The Brexiteers at Little Susie, 13 February
  • Hosting open mic at The Harbour, Siem Reap, 17 February
  • solo at Wine O’Clock, Siem Reap, 19 February
  • Reading at Howl Word Jam, Pomme, Siem Reap, 20 February

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Monday 25: Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle presents at Nerd Night, Score Bar, 8 pm

Tuesday 26:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm; then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week the theme is falling.  You’ll hear Randy Newman, The Bangles, Betty Everett, Cannonball Adderley, Patsy Cline, Crowded House and much more. 

Wednesday 27: Dane & Scoddy at Le Boutier for their fifth anniversary celebrations, 8 pm

Thursday 28: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Friday 29: Moi Tiet returns at Oscar’s on the Corner, 9 pm

Sunday 31: Mimi and the Merrymakers at Odom Gardens, 10 am, then I’ll be hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

this week in scoddyprojects

Monday 18: solo at Little Susie, St 23, 7 pm

Tuesday 19:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm;then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week is the first of a series of themes about the senses – Hearing.  You’ll hear 38 Special, Laurie Anderson, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Texas, The Hollies, Baby Huey and much more. 

Thursday 21: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Friday 22: launch of Around the Traps 2020: a year in music in Cambodia – a compilation of interviews from Leng Pleng throughout the year in book form – with performance by The Sock Essentials at Cloud

Sunday 24: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

Coming soon:

  • Moi Tiet at Oscar’s on the Corner, 29 January
  • Mimi and the Merrymakers at Odom Gardens, 31 January

this week in scoddyprojects

Monday 11: solo at Little Susie, St 23, 7 pm

Tuesday 12:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm;then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week I play the best finds I’ve come across in researching all these topics since NF20, from furniture to Ancient Egypt, from mathematics to twists and turns.  You’ll hear Garth Brooks, The Crystals, A Perfect Circle, Panic! at the Disco, Ocean Colour Scene, Lee Dorsey and much more. 

Thursday 14: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Friday 15: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Alchemy, 7 pm until late

Sunday 17: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

Coming soon:

Around the Traps 2020: a year in music in Cambodia – a compilation of interviews from Leng Pleng throughout the year in book form.

The Sock Essentials at Cloud, 22 January

this week in scoddyprojects

Monday 4: solo at Little Susie, St 23, 7 pm

Tuesday 5:  Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle at YK Art House, on St 830, 7.30 pm;then The Nightfly with Scoddy Bywater, my weekly thematic radio show on kampotradio.com, 10 pm to midnight.  This week the theme is heaven and hell.  You’ll hear Matthew Sweet, Joss Stone, Joe Jackson, Pat Benetar, ZZ Top, Bette Midler and much more. 

Thursday 7: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 10 pm until late

Friday 8: with The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner, 9 pm, followed by K’n’E

Sunday 10: hosting the Sunday Sundowner Sessions at Tacos Kokopelli; The Nightfly repeats on kampotradio.com, 8 – 10 pm

All times Indochina (UTC+7)

Coming soon:

The Extraordinary Chambers at Alchemy, 15 January