Tag: Dreams

THE LADY WHO SPEAKS OF INTERESTING THINGS

‘Earlier That Night’ – adapted from a photo by Christian Lagereek Why me? I couldn’t work out what was happening at first. The sky looked weird. There’s not too much light pollution on the coast yet this night the sky had no flickering stars nor the black blanket the stars take a rest on. It

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SHE COULDN’T HELP HERSELF

‘Black Widow Marionette’ – Artwork by Johan Swanepoel All decent blokes support the feminists. However, in one society the masculists – is that a real word? – need a helping hand. You probably knew this already. In case you didn’t, ‘Black widow spiders are arachnids that are known for the females’ unique appearance and tendency

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COUNTING STARS

‘Those Who Stayed Behind’ One time on a moonlit night You sat there counting stars Asked me how it was that heaven Was on the other side of Mars Darkness, I can’t do without you Self-doubt, that’s much the same I’ve lost myself inside of Pan’s shadow A place where life is just another pointless

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MAKING DRACULA REDUNDANT

‘Bono’s Worse Nightmare’ I’ve been watching the new take on Dracula on the TV. I’m two episodes in. It’s not brilliant but I score it OK. The thing is the writers have missed a trick. To be certain to save yourself from Dracula you have to remember to carry a crucifix around with you at

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CHARCOAL CARTOONS

”Outside the Unknown’ DARK SIDE OF NOWHERE Stay away from the entrance Shut your eyes, you’re immune On the dark side of nowhere You’re a charcoal cartoon Like nightmares and dreams Lookalikes never look back They say there’s no in-between When you’re just one of the pack I’ll write new a song Dedicate it to

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CAPTURING WAVES & NUISANCES

So, it’s the first decent day of the year in South East England. Blue skies, a double-figure temperature and high tide at 11am. All good. I’m walking the coastline to a place where the sea wall juts out toward the beach, so I can capture the sounds of the waves for some sound art I’m

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A BALD HEAD & AN iPHONE DEAD

(a pic I once took with my now dead iPhone) Until I dropped it and watched it die, I never realized that my iPhone was my external brain drive. It stored all the things my brain never got to handle or know about.  I tried to resuscitate it. No luck. Dead iPhone. Then the strangest

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LEAVING CAMELOT

(me in the days before I morphed into a frozen statue outside a pet shop in the High Street) LEAVING CAMELOT My past is in my pocket My future still in my hands I’ve thrown Excalibur into deep waters I’ll settle for time’s shifting sands Save your prayers for the others Don’t kill time waiting

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE RAINBOWS GONE?

(Above, me having a think about lost rainbows, all the time taking care not to fall off the edge of the cliff into a watery grave) WHERE HAVE ALL THE RAINBOWS GONE? On the day the Ice Caps melted The sun swallowed a swollen sea No rain from Africa to Eurasia No springtime blossom on

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A POSTCARD FROM BEFORE

(me having a laugh with my GoPro) I’ve been mucking about with new lyrics/melodies lately. Some are working; some I let fly away back where they came from. For random reasons I’ll probably never figure out, history has been on my mind – perhaps the flavour of French history from last week has stayed with

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