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Studio News (April 2014)

I have several new large ballad pieces showing in Asheville, in a group show of narrative work. Stylistically, they bring to a close one particular line of inquiry. 676 more words

Contemporary Art


It’s been a while since I wrote a novel update post and in that time this blog has gained a fair few new followers, so perhaps it’s best to start at the beginning. 521 more words

Writing Tips

'To grow in the sick tree's path'

Left Panel

Triptych Oil on canvas 62 x 184 inches 2014


Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Instead of soundtracks today, I’m going to post about Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  I mentioned a few weeks ago in my post about the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack that the banjo is my instrument obsession at the moment.  423 more words


Red, red wine (story seed)

Robert Johnson was playing cards and playing guitar in a Delta juke joint one sweltering summer night. Pausing between games for a cigarette, he reached out his hand to take the bell jar of whisky a friend held out towards him. 49 more words


Twisted tales - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads

Welcome to Radio Baxter, a tribute to the FM tradition of the classic album hour. The only difference is you bring your own music. The following was originally live-tweeted on Saturday 8 March 2014 at #RadioBaxter. 1,475 more words