Category Archives: creativity

Information Reinforcement

Tuesday evening, just hooked myself up to the day’s third dose of IV antibiotic. It’s all routine now. The hand washing and the sterilising beforehand, the pressure required to flush the line with saline, the check to make sure the … Continue reading

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Time Isn’t After Us

…and you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack…and you may find yourself playing to an appreciative audience in the local arts centre…as part of a day of events and workshops to mark mental health awareness week…and you may … Continue reading

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Joy

Music has ruled my life. From parroting melodies and lyrics off the radio at a precociously early age (which must have annoyed the living crap out of everyone within earshot) to joining a choir at school, to guitars lessons, to … Continue reading

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Middle-Age Kicks

In a subterranean world of coffee, cool and chips I soak up the new wave/post-punk sounds of my youth: songs of anger, energy, invention; the manifesto of self-definition through self-expression. There is little sign of this formative influence on my … Continue reading

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Tings An Times

Brixton Road stretches on forever, the jumble of new structures and sturdy Regency buildings scattered along it in much the way I remember from days so long ago they sometimes seem like another person’s memories. It’s definitely busy, just as … Continue reading

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Wilderness of Pain

I’m almost twice the age I expected to reach when I was a teenage dreamer lost in a world of rock and roll. I was meant to join the 27 club as far as I was concerned – just another … Continue reading

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A Hunger Artist

Carry on coughing. All the way the the coffin. Alternate that with sleep which ends whenever sweating becomes too uncomfortable or the dreams of Doctor Who stuff (which I love) are interrupted by anxiety shit about losing my car or … Continue reading

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