Being Unemployed Is Hard Work

Being Unemployed Is Hard Work

I’m not unemployed. It’s not true. In fact I’m constantly employed. I write. I make music. I run two bands. I do historical  research and take courses in marketing. I maintain a website. I blog. I soak up every snippet of information on writing that I can find. I am a...
Finding Your Voice Is A Balancing Act

Finding Your Voice Is A Balancing Act

In a couple of days the band will be returning to the recording studio for probably the last session this year. It’s mixing time! I have just been listening back to the first rough mixes of the recordings. We did them over six months ago during our first session in...
A Volcano, Lightning And A Big Change

A Volcano, Lightning And A Big Change

Mount Vesuvius cuts an omnipotent black profile in the darkening sky. Forked lightning flashes on either side of it. I am watching it all and hoping a bolt will strike the edge of the volcano’s crater, near the pinnacle of the mountain. It doesn’t. That would be...
Anatomy Of A First Reading

Anatomy Of A First Reading

Over weekend I broke new ground as an author, I did a public reading. It was quite an experience. According to one of my listeners, it was a world premiere. This was fortunate, as a small cross-section of the world was there to listen. The venue, if you can call it...
How to Surrender to Triumph and Failure

How to Surrender to Triumph and Failure

I am about to spend another weekend in the recording studio. A few months ago we began working on a new album. At that first recording session, I was forced to question whether what I was doing was a triumph or a failure. The owner of the studio is a guy called Milan....

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