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Under the Influence: When A Landslide Brought Me Down

Lately, everything’s been feeling a bit like a landslide. It gradually starts with just a bit of instability, picks up speed when it finds like-minded volatile objects, and suddenly, with the solidarity of a thousand moving parts all determined to fall, it comes crashing down. 684 more words

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Meandering Monday about Muddled Meandering

I’m sick. I had a rather poor showing in the writing department last week; I’ll go into the details Wednesday, but I had hoped to make up words toward my quota. 410 more words

Ideation

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

Under the Influence asks who influences your characters and whether they break away from that or not.  Plenty of story ideas there.  I also go on to suggest who some of my favourite fairytale and other characters were influenced by.  196 more words

Status Quo - 1999

Here’s an interview I did with Status Quo in April 1999 at The Star and Garter in Manchester.

It was part of a pub tour they were doing to promote their new album called… 203 more words

Life

Under the Influence: Hero, Icon, Alien.

DAVID BOWIE / ST. VINCENT

It’s January, which means that A) it’s time for another Under the Influence column, B) it’s inauguration month, C) it’s… 1,099 more words

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Coffee, Cars and Cops

If you are one of the many who stayed up last night to ring in the New Year then you might be grabbing for extra coffee this morning. 197 more words

FROM ME TO YOU (OR, WHAT A GIFT)

Walls are shaking, colors’ drippin

Mouth is spittin

With the drug and liquor sippin

Gait is dippin

Hall is stretching

Anxiety’s pressing

Fear is setting… 100 more words

Poetry