Author Archives: asto1
Alright; let’s get one thing out of the way. Everyone knows that Comic Relief is neither very comedic nor, in truth, very relieving, but it’s at worst a bit of light relief with a pretty serious message, and at best … Continue reading
Here is a link to a Sci-Fi short story I wrote a while ago. It is still something of a work-in-progress, but I would really appreciate any comments. Thank.
Listen 1: Ok here we go. Oh God, I haven’t heard this song for a long time. I hate it already. And I don’t usually like to write about songs that are shit. I don’t like it. everyone knows that … Continue reading
here is a link to a (long) short story I have written called ‘Aspidochelone’.
If the Guitar is Dead, Who Killed it? “This machine kills fascists” written on an acoustic guitar. On Woody Guthrie’s guitar. There’s so many things about it that now seem so odd. Of course, there’s the always-inappropriate appropriation; the turning … Continue reading
“I’ll Brave the Dark in St. James’ Park, in the Gallowgate End in the Rain”: Why This Name Change Does Matter
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The phrase could have been written for NUFC. Third in the league, playing football the likes of which I haven’t seen for many a year (dare I invoke … Continue reading
I am a great believer in Roland Barthes’ well-rehearsed theory of the ‘grain of the voice’ providing the appreciation of in musical performance. Briefly recounted, Barthes looks to (listens to?) the ‘imperfections’ in the individual voice – “the tongue, the … Continue reading