Category Archives: Art

What A Banker

Fire your starting pistols into the air for today is Blank Holiday. Actually, scrap that, give your starting pistols the day off for today is Blank Holiday. Don’t begin any races or rob any inconveniently closed building societies. It’s the … Continue reading

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And Heaven In A Wild Flower

I’ve had myself a nice weekend, how was yours? This is rhetorical but you could tell me if you like. Unless something really traumatic and awful happened, in which case don’t write a comment and let the whole world know, … Continue reading

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On Purpose

As a teenager, even when I professed to be nothing more than a drifter, aimlessly  meandering through life, I wasn’t really drifting because there was always a grand purpose forging the greater narrative of my existence. That purpose was music: … Continue reading

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Past Participant

I can’t remember the exact quote or who wrote it but I recently read a short passage that resonated with me for various reasons. It was a writer writing about writers and observing that while people of action must exist … Continue reading

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Age Of Disenlightenment

Shaving, it’s a face thing. People shave other places too but I stick to the face apart from that one time with the leg waxing. Ouch. I’m lazy, however, and tend to reduce my facial hair with a trimmer rather … Continue reading

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Gong Show

And the award for sleepygrumpypoorlyfucker goes to… …it’s me, again. Well what an amazing surprise. I’d like to thank the academy, my trousers, the makers of cake, Stalin, pillows and skinny Buddha. Who’d a thunk it? And as for the … Continue reading

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Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus

I dreamt I was dreaming and couldn’t wake up. Then I woke up. The unconscious is a dick. It feels as though I put on the wrong legs this morning, uncooperative legs with somebody else’s fatigue in them. After all, … Continue reading

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