Stop Chasing The Muse

Stop Chasing The Muse

Yesterday I was reading an article about writing and the subject of the muse came up.  muse noun \ˈmyüz\ 1 capitalised  :  any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences 2:  a source of...
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....
Patti Smith Does The Paradiso

Patti Smith Does The Paradiso

First off, it’s not called the Paradisio. It’s the Paradiso. Ok, it’s only one extra syllable, but if you know it, it’s irritating. I’m sure she knew it, or maybe it was just another one of those times when a tourist misinterprets something. She was in a foreign...
What Is Synchronised Drowning?

What Is Synchronised Drowning?

It’s the weekly swimming lesson and I am sitting on a balcony above the pool. I have a birds-eye view of everything. I am watching my daughter flailing through the water and trying to remember what that was like. She looks so uncoordinated. It looks like synchronised...

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