He took the song along on a journey, melodic and soulful. It wasn’t long; the journey brief. But my belief lasted longer – and stronger – than any song or piece of writing could stretch. Words will fail when fingers flail; when imagination – creativity – runs free. I dare not attempt to […]
all of the noise that pours in must somehow filter out. it happens, whether you’re actually aware of it – indeed, have no doubt. consider this (if you will, if you must) for what other purpose does it exist… a little clearing of the clog, a small approximation of hard-slog. this is going to have […]
There’s a generation out there, maybe even two, that is financially superior and intellectually inferior, and this is the cause of a lot of the tension in this world. They have worked hard for it – of course. Well, at least in as much as they can tell. If you haven’t achieved it’s your fault […]
Nothing’s shocking, it’s all been done before, I let my avant-garde down, and no one cares anymore. It’s lying, breathless, wordless – unspoken, broken, sore. You’ll find it right where I left it, drowned on this killing floor.
the INXS Kick album is 30 years old. I remember it so well. (Still dig it – Side One especially). It’s linked to when I had my first overseas trip. To the Gold Coast and Sydney. I’d saved my pocket money for a Walkman. My folks were going to buy me some jeans. Basketball boots […]
I hardly ever think of Cat Stevens – but when I do, I instantly think of one thing. And it is not a particular album or song. It is not any one greatest hits compilation. It is not the fact that it was the soundtrack to any drive along the Napier-Taupo road for my high school years. And […]
i never know what the next line is going to be it’s a case of wait and see no idea how they start or where – or when – they end. sometimes, there’s a point – something to work up. other times, there’s not, and the ending just arrives. abruptly.
human beings have the capacity to be extremely evil, utterly awful, embarrassingly nasty. there’s also the chance – or ability – to be super-amazing, so kind, beyond nice, the best. Just the best, but not only the best. The best, and then some… it’s all a continuum, a spectrum. you find out where you are […]
Someone posted a review I did of their album and said, “he liked it – LOL – and it’s not even dad rock”. Later on, down that same thread I was called a transphobic cock (For something I said, or perhaps something I didn’t). I wonder what I’d have been called if I hadn’t bothered […]