Tuesday, 30 December 2014
It was first published in 1843 which makes it exactly..er,well..it makes it pretty old.
But a tale that remains young at heart.
And what a heart. A big old dusty Victorian heart that still beats with all the vigor of a musical hall romp from the good old days...
My Old Man Said Follow The Van And Do'nt Dilly Dally On The Way!
Friday, 26 December 2014
It is not a starry alignment or a heavenly portent..
Just a beautiful sight for these tired old eyes of mine.
If you bought any of these and made it happen you made my Christmas.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
When you are on your own in space you are really really on your own.
Or are you?
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
I learned Dianne Setterfield had also written this; the intriguingly named Bellman And Black. I picked it up thinking it was going to be a ghost story set in a Victorian Flour Mill. It turned out to be so much more. It turned to be the tale of a haunted lifetime. This book was so beautifully composed and almost poetically realised it could not help but impress. The period, the attention to detail, draw the reader into a world now long passed. We also witness the power of self reinvention and the disintegration of a once powerful personality and the harrowing effects caused by delusion and distress.
Rooks, Crows, Ravens, all manner of black winged birds populate the narrative. Caw-cawing their way out of the shadows. After reading this book I feel I know a lot more about birds than I did. Although I now feel I know even more about Victorian funeral arrangements. That vast sense of elaborate mourning.
I may well take to the black to mark finishing this melancholy missive for the life of a man who made death his business.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Now there was a diamond geezer.
What A Waste was one of the first singles I ever owned. I used to play it and Germ Free Adolescence by X-Ray Specs over and over. On an old monogram record player that made everything sound like the sound track to The Clangers.
And who says all progress is positive.
Anyway,thought I would share a bit of a work in progress.
Hope it does not put you off your bedtime coca(Whilst your are listening to the shipping forecasts on the BBC World Service. Sterling Chaps.)
I let a friend read it and he said he will never drink milk again.
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
WHY DO I HAVE THE FEELING THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP?
A hail of spears and stones answered his unspoken question.
And he ran for his life.
Death spitting plastic daffodils? Shape shifting Giant Alien Ugly Baby Faced Zygons??Polymorphous energy sucking tentacle covered Axons?Taking on whole armies of Sontarans with anger management issues? You name it this group have dealt with it. Nothing is too unusual for this group to handle.
Question is do you have what it takes to help them in a semi-regular decades spanning outward appearance changing capacity?
Exiled to Planet Earth in one time zone brilliant minds status welcome but not compulsory.