Silent Hill: A Retrospective

I've been a fan of Silent Hill since playing the first game on PS1 back in 1999, and it is – the first three entries at least – one of my favourite series. Indeed it was a big influence on…

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Some Favorite Things # 2: Authors

The second in an occasional series of lists of favourite things. This time round it's the one everybody always asks; favourite authors. I've said elsewhere on this site that my own work is likely more influenced by music than it…

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Love And Rockets: A Retrospective

Following my Marc Almond retrospective, herewith an album-by-album look at the music of Love And Rockets, a band I was a big fan of in the eighties and have recently rediscovered. How well does their music hold up thirty to…

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Becoming Akhenaten Now Available

As previously announced, my latest spoken-word-with-music album Becoming Akhenaten is now available as a pay-what-you-want download here

Text, voice, music, all by me. Recorded May 2022, final mix June 2023.

Becoming Akhenaten Incoming

My next release, the spoken-with-music album Becoming Akhenaten, lands this coming Friday, 16 June 2023. I know I've been promising this one for a while, and here it finally is. I'll post the link shortly, and give it its…

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Marc Almond: A Retrospective (Part 3 of 3)

The third and final part of my retrospective look at the music of Marc Almond.

 

Stranger Things (2001) ***

Marc Almond is the kind of guy the term 'national treasure' was coined for, but I find that some of his…

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Marc Almond: A Retrospective (Part 2 of 3)

Part two of my retrospective look at the music of Marc Almond, covering the nineties. Scroll down for part one; part three to follow.

 

Enchanted (1990) ****

Marc Almond's first album of the nineties and first since the #1 hit…

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Marc Almond: A Retrospective (Part 1 of 3)

As some of you will be aware, I sometimes post reviews on Amazon and elsewhere, primarily of music and games and very occasionally books. I also share some of them here. Following my earlier post in February concerning Marc And…

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How Not To Be A Professional Author

Unlike a lot of authors in the writing community, I've noticed, I tend not to spend much time talking about the actual process of writing, or the ins and outs of promotion. I just get on with it, in the…

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