CAPSTONE

Five years is enough. It should be. Five years to process five days in August. That’s all this blog has ever been about. Finding a way through. Finding a way out. Finding a way back in. 26/8/17. That was a weird day. Reintegration with reality. Reinstallation of the operating system. Reignition of a fire. There […]

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

“Don’t ask me If this party’s real or not Whatever I said Would just be proved wrong” Kylie Said To Jason 1988 I never win things. Not raffles. Not meat draws. Not tickets to Burn The Shard*. *my attendance was entirely due to speculative blagging and some supernaturally good mates. I win on the lottery […]

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ILLUMINATING THE HEART OF DARKNESS

The Via Gellia exists. It was constructed in the early 18th century for the purpose of transporting quarried stone to the sites of the villages that were rising up across the High Peak area of Derbyshire. It remains the epicentre of the greatest concentration of Victorian brickworks in the country. The Via Gellia exists. It […]

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A SUMMER OF MU

Time for a catch-up. 2020 was a quiet one. For all sorts of reasons. But mainly that one. Still, amid the chaotic bleakness of it all, I completed a trilogy, created an Anglo-Venezuelan ambient audiobook, guested on a few podcasts, gave an offering to the Penkiln Burn, visited a shipping container, made a virtual contribution […]

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GIMPERTZ/CAUTY

Will Gimpertz is a made-up journalist. His most famous piece of made up journalism concerned the artist Jack Dawes and his almost certainly unintentional burning of a billion pounds of The Ontological Agnostics money. That article is reproduced at the end of this post, with no one’s kind permission. Will Gimpertz is a made-up journalist […]

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LOCK/DOWN MELT\DOWN

Lockdown 1: A New Hope was a fairly productive time for me. FR3VR multiplied into over a dozen iterations, some of which I’ve already forgotten where I put them. It also gave me a chance to begin my research for my next book, INEEDTOGOBACK AKA Finding A Hill To Die On. As with my previous […]

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