My writing mojo has gone, burnt out in the red hot rage of a real, madmaxian apocalypse which has heralded 2020 in a pall of ash, smoke and furious, endless, fire.
You know that feeling you get when you’re trapped in a cinema with a dud film? You’ve handed over your cash and realise half way in you only have 2 options remaining; either walk out, or stay and watch how the train wreck unfolds. Last week, I found myself in such a place. Lured by […]
Let’s talk about Murakami. I know. This is an unfashionable view. Especially by someone who came to understand the Master through the The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, IQ84 and Kafka on the Shore. The Wind Up Bird Chronicles was a tour de force of magic realism/surrealism. It was my gateway drug to Murakami… …But after […]
Right now, we’re in the golden age of television writing and a lot of it is on tiny twitter screens. There are angry twitter baby writers everywhere and nowhere was their rage more perfectly focused than the recent Game of Thrones finale. The twitter baby writers were very unhappy with what the actual writers had […]
and Why Music Inspires For the past 2 years I’ve made the pilgrimage to Byron Bay Bluesfest for a dose of good, filthy delta blues and rock. Bluesfests 30th anniversary was not to be missed. Held each Easter in Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Australia. Bluesfest is one of the worlds top festivals An overdose of […]
Writing is supposedly a glamorous occupation. When I tell people I write for a living the first response is usually ‘Oh! What do you write?’. If the answer to the age old question is ‘I’m an electrician’, who among us would enthusiastically follow up with ‘Oh! What do you specialise in? Control wiring, data cabling? […]
Let me get it out from the start. I’m a Black Mirror geek. I’ve loved most of it. I’ve loved the Dystopian and slightly awry technology. I even loved Bandersnatch after watching 5 endings with no real surprises. So I patiently waited for season 5… …and here we are and my first impression is …wtf? […]