Leave a Comment · Posted on November 30, 2008
Actually, these aren’t pictures of alien extremities or even extra terrestrial apparel. I’ve been helping my Beloved with props for the school play she’s running. Still, I think they look good. *** And this just in from top poet Jo Bell: “Ding Dong Merrily on High…Christmas events and offers from Bell Jar For the creative […]
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 29, 2008
So, you’re out with your beloved and her friend last night and you’re having a very pleasant evening. And you end up speaking to your friend on the phone – you’ve not spoken to him in a while so that’s good. And he tells you you’ve forgotten another friend’s birthday. Bugger. Sorry, Luke. *** And […]
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 27, 2008
I watched The Future is Unwritten last night, the Julien Temple film/tribute to the late Joe Strummer. And it was excellent. Anyway, I found this interview clip earlier and a few things struck a chord, so I thought I’d share. There was a quote which I wish I could remember properly cos I’d have liked […]
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 25, 2008
I’ve just had an email from the splendid Espresso Fiction. From 2009 the site will be free of charge. This is very good news. It’s a great site. *** Anyone else been using Google Chrome? I’m liking it so far, but also wondering why on earth there’s no google toolbar with it.
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 24, 2008
Over this past week or so I’ve had loads of emails from people, some I know, some I’ve never spoken to before, telling me that they like my work. Usually I get that kind of mail now and again and it’s lovely. It’s really great. It’s fab to hear that my work’s enjoyed by people […]
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 21, 2008
My poem, Slug, is now up over at the wonderful Pygmy Giant. Go see, folks. Also, I think I’m quite tempted by these lovely looking handmade cards. I’m not really one for Christmas and all that, but they do look good. That’s all for now. Back to my writing bunker for me.
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 20, 2008
This is one of my favourite pieces from Tania Hershman’s The White Road and Other Stories. It’s called Plaits. And as it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to upload me reading I thought I’d treat you to this instead – Tania reading at the Frank O’Connor festival earlier this year. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2108078&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1‘Plaits’ from James Murray-White […]
Leave a Comment · Posted on November 18, 2008
Ross Noble and Michael Macintyre aside – there aren’t many comedians around today who can make me laugh out loud; probably not their fault, it’s probably because I’m grumpy. Anyway, this did. It made me laugh a lot. (I nicked it from Neil Gaiman’s journal, so shhh.)