In Search of Medusa

On the town (NYC naturally) with the QoE at the Met, in the park, sharing Amity, and a drink with Katya. More pix on the ‘book.  

Magic Music

One of the important themes of Dream Book is the music of the kantele. Long time readers of this blog know well the Finnish lap harp. I have a couple of five string kanteles, a ten string made by Gerry Henkel that’s waiting for me in Dundee and a fifteen string one that I got…

Winner: 200K Tweets Contest

I have had a read through of the entries and have decided this is the winner: Congratulations, @bzztbaa! I will get your details via DM. All is crazy hereabouts, so Todd, I don’t have a TOA/V write up, but you might list this as the minute I finish grading, I’m going to watch it:

Out of My Head: Noir Bizarre

Where do ideas come from? Creative folk get asked that a lot and the answer is always everywhere, but sometimes I find it interesting to write down the chain of sparks that started a fire, so to speak. I know “Ham on Heels” started with a conversation I had with Stephanie Johnson (Flint & Steel,…

SA4QE 2015

Happy birthday to Russell Hoban, wherever he may be in the luminiferous ether. So we remember him every year: and odd writer with unusually attached fans. Such loyalty is not easily won. I recommend his books to you. You’ll find a few to treasure. If you want to understand what the Slickman A4 Quote Event…

Fun with the British Library

The British Library has released an enormous cache of copyright-free images from their collection. First thought of course was how cool is that?! Naturally, my second thought was how can I turn this into something silly? A few were already silly, but I have idled away some time amending others to amuse myself. I finally…