Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Excerpt from 'Root To Zero'- a soon to be released novel by Anders Levin.

I couldn’t recollect how or when I had fallen asleep. The events of the preceding evening and night were now beginning to wash over me like the relentless roll of post storm waves on a pebbled beach. As displaced memories rolled about seemingly randomly by the swelling emotions evoked by the act I had committed fell into place, I became more and more unsettled. I had done it. Four words, just four words that obscured and confused a multiplexity of horrors conscious and repressed, and would allow no changing of what had occurred, what I had made occur. I had done it. I used it. Me, me. My post sleep fug was clearing, replaced with a rising tide of unspeakable nausea. Why? I didn’t care much for people that much as we had ascertained, but to do that? It was no good, I raced to the bathroom and let go of my unbelief at myself in retching repulsion, huge gobs of spittle released as if an unseen crowd were displaying their judgement of me in the ancient, powerful form of expectorational abject contempt, a symbological regurgitation of my crime for all to see. Returning to the bedroom I tripped on the loose wooden divider between the rooms and fell awkwardly to the floor. Energy instantly left me, and I was lost to a reverie of self hating, complete sobbing degradation. After some period, I could no longer face the taste in my mouth; I get up, and immediately topple over again, temporarily crippled by a dead leg. Cursing basely I move to the kitchen and pour a glass of cold water. Sipping it induces a sharp pain caused by a cavity I could not be bothered to, or was too scared to, get remedied, but I welcome the pain, the microscopically tiniest act of self flagellation I could consider payment for my crime. I had used it.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

My Tweetcloud

I think there is a bit of a musical theme there.

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Dream Theater uncovered | Lifting Shadows

Looks very nice. Over 40% more than the initial version. there is a limited edition version too in leather apparaently. How Rock and Roll!

Get it Here-

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Steve Lawson and Lobelia 'Live in Nebraska' EP">Happy by Steve Lawson and Lobelia

Excellent relaxing music. Ideal for playback during birth too! You can alos pay what you want for it. Make sure you tweet that you have bought it when you do!

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Friday, 20 November 2009

Thursday, 19 November 2009


Have been attempting to write 50,000 words for a novel for NaNoWriMo. Mine is in the Mundane Science Fiction genre. Its a great exercise, but allows very little time to edit, which is i suppose the whole point.
The positive is, that I will get the long gestated novel written, and from next month onwards will be able to tinker with it til its as good as I can get it. How good that is, remains to be seen...

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King Crimson Remasters

Am looking forward to receiving the new box set of 'In the Court of the Crimson King' . Had the posting confirmation from Burning Shed- looks like an indulgent Crimson weekend!

Matt Stevens- Looping guitarist

Matt Stevens - A great guitarist and all round nice chap- please check out his wonderful guitar music- definite hints of Robert Fripp there.
In an interesting (and successful, it seems) experiment he's running you can pay what you want for his excellent 1st album 'Echo' here

The Enid are back!

Was thrilled to hear of The Enid reforming a few months back. Glorious symphonic mainly instrumental music. Best starting point is the 'Live at Hammersmith' cds as heard on Tommy Vance's (RIP) 'Friday Rock Show' all those years back.
They have ambitious plans for gigs next year, new releases, and if you join the 'Enidi' you get the chance to download their catalogue and pay what you want.

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Mars Hollow

Really enjoying this band at the moment- a bit of old skool prog polished for the soon to be over noughties.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Anti-Bacterial Prayer Serum

This is very funny!

Checklist for Greenbelt

1. Anti tornado kit
2. Gas mask
3. JD for AsboJesus Prime
4. Ticket
5. Shoes
6. Towel
7. Phrasebook of common liturgical phrases
8. Map to the Beer tent / Binkys
9. Extra guy ropes for Binkys
10. Sunshine. and lots of it.
11. Oh, Ok clothes.
12. Self hypnosis CD- 'How to survive a weekend with no sleep'
13. Ideas for posts from various hip and cool online social networking sites.
14. Memorise how to namecheck Twitter, Audioboo and Spotify.
15. Stockpile of old GB war stories (its a good tradition!)

Monday, 2 February 2009

This weeks sounds

1. Mr Stormy Mondays selections- DGMLIVE- 2 Cds of King Crimson alumni being clangers, vocoders and foul mouthed poetry introducers. and a bit of music to boot.

2. Sid Smiths Podcast from the Yellow Room. essential listening for followers of his blog and fab music.. See link in the sidebar.

3. Nick cave and the Bad seeds Dig Lazarus, Dig!!!. religious imagery and downtown poetic scuzz

4. Edgar Froese- Epsilon in Malaysian Pale. ON VINYL! vintage ambient mellotron sounds.

5. Steven wilson- Insurgentes. a more personal Porcupine tree with drones and ambient noise washes. A huge grower.

Where, what, how?!

So, uh, snow?