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On honesty (or How to be Nearly Honest)

Please, stay safe. Honesty isn’t necessary and it’s not for everyone. Plus…there are ways of fooling people. All you need to do is get yourself excited and then stop. Speed down the road to your heart with your foot surely resting … Continue reading

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L O N D O N

I have realised and vindicated to myself the supposition that London and its output is, in part, beautiful because of the bleak despair and isolation of its artists and depressives – the ones who have learnt from this harsh bitch … Continue reading

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Let the bad times roll….a zeitgeist poem.

Been hearing a lot about the Irish situation recently, personally I sometimes need to see a more blatant version of my own situation in order to really feel and appreciate what’s happening around me. I remember hearing lots of radio coverage and … Continue reading

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Hummingbird or Firebird: ‘Russell Joslin’ in 2011…

The life of an artist can be characterised by a constant struggle/impulse to define, and if necessary, re-define oneself – If only for the reason that things become very confused if this isn’t done; subsequently the art suffers.  This  doesn’t … Continue reading

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This is how we’re doing it / A recipe for a battered and happy brain.

1.       Take 1 song; this must consist of a guitar line, some kind of vocal melody and hopefully some rhetoric. Chop into pieces freely and as you see fit, make sure you do this part accurately or the rest wont … Continue reading

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2011 >>> BAND

Im pleased to say Ive found 2 excellent musicians to work with into 2011: Rory Clarke on drums and Rolfin Nyhus on bass. We’re working good and hard, avoiding the fully primed traps of mediocrity and blind mimicry to start … Continue reading

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Brain Freeze or Writers Block H (Brown Wing)

Just a little bit worried about the void in this brain, no seeing things, few actions, through whiskey no pain. Wishing not to make anybody sad or any people feel bad, its just nobody cares about the gift you had. … Continue reading

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4 days on The Emerald Isle.

2 or so weeks ago I mustered up the gusto and finances to trek to Ireland to play a few gigs supporting friends Yngve and the Innocent. The short trip left me sleep-deprived and fully infected by The Emerald Isles … Continue reading

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Punk 101 by TV Smith

I can honestly say that before very recently I would’ve been unable to give anyone a cohesive definition of ‘Punk’ as a genre or movement, and I reckon the same is true for many kids of the 80’s who aren’t … Continue reading

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||| tour last week |||

This soap from a hotel room I stayed in last week makes me laugh, it kind of sums up the futile attempts by places to make you feel comfortable and at home when youre away. Why bother? Its not going … Continue reading

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