it’s exhausting, but exhilarating it’s embarrassing, but elating I’m hopelessly devoted to backdating. The me that I used to be, is back by unpopular demand. It’s out of my hands but totally by my command.
Lindsey Buckingham has a brand new solo album available. It’s called Lindsey Buckingham. By the time you read this I might have heard it four or five times – but as I’m writing this, I’m hearing it for the first time. I’m so excited about this. I have been for months. Lindsey Buckingham is one […]
The thing about this poetry lark is that it is absolutely no joke whatsoever. It never was. And never will be. It’s one of the things that’s kept me here and vaguely on track and given me hope and heart and hype – or allowed me to offer some of those things out to the […]
This was originally published by RNZ Charlie Watts was the drummer everyone tried to play like – and no one could ever quite do it. He was the reason The Rolling Stones remained a vital live act into their seventh decade together. He was their engine. And if you wish to even – for a […]
It was about 30 years ago. School field trip. We were on a bus. The way school field trips usually started. Well, they started with a sense of relief that it wasn’t a regular day of school. You walked in a little lighter that day. The bus would take you to a farm – the […]
(an ‘Enlightened’ found poem – w/ thanks and apologies to Mike White) To be a ghost is not without pleasure, you are light and can float and are able to slip in and out and be unseen – or seen when only you chose; maybe more heard than seen – if you know what I […]
10. Inglourious Basterds – from the stupid spelling to the crawling length of it, this film lost me on impact. A shame, because the first 25 minutes is about the best thing Tarantino has ever shot. The angles, the tension, the set-up – all, erm, ‘glourious’. After that, nah. I just got so bored. Great […]
Billy Idol The Roadside (ep) BFI Records, Inc, under exclusive license to Dark Horse Records/BMG rights This is one of the first sets of recordings by Billy Idol in nearly a decade. He’s been on the circuit touring but not much in the way of new music. I’m sure many of his fans are just […]
I put a copy of my book next to one by Billy Collins. Only one thing separates us now.
Norm Macdonald had died. He was 61. He was diagnosed with cancer nearly a decade ago. He kept it quiet – telling only a few close friends. He wanted privacy. He wanted the comedy to continue when and as it did. He wanted that untainted. Norm Macdonald was a comedy genius, a comedian’s comedian – […]
Joseph Bishara The Spiderweb Meditations Void Recordings Joseph Bishara works, primarily, as a soundtrack composer – and has credits for sound-design, engineering and producing – he’s collaborated with people like John Carpenter and Diamanda Galas; even Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and appears to be the go-to composer for James Wan, right up and including […]
I thought I’d share some poems I’ve written in lockdown. I’m not sure they signify a state of mind – then again that’s exactly what poetry does. And all the time. Anyway, here are some of the newest poems I’ve written – across the last couple of weeks: Two Fires