Today we have a guest post from Chris Pavesic 🙂 Hodags: Creatures from the North Woods Different types of creatures appear in fantasy novels. Some spring directly from the mind of the creator, like J.R.R. Tolkien’s hobbits, some are inspired by mythology, like J.K. Rowling’s centaurs, and some come from history, like James Gurney’s dinosaurs. … Continue reading Hodags: Creatures from the North Woods – Guest Post from Chris Pavesic
Life On Mars - David Bowie
About the year 1822 I resided in a comfortable and roomy old house, the exact locality of which I need not particularise, further than to say that it was not very far from Old Brompton, in the immediate neighbourhood, or rather continuity (as even my Connemara readers perfectly well know), of the renowned city of London.
I’m delighted to welcome author, Mike Russell to have a chat about his books, writing life, and being an astronaut…maybe…one day! Over to Mike.
The Fun Stuff
What part of the world do you come from?
The south of England in the UK. I currently live in Brighton with my girlfriend and two cats.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
First an astronaut, then a pig-farmer, then a writer. I am very happy to be fulfilling the writing dream. I am now a vegetarian so I won’t be fulfilling the pig-farming dream any time soon, though a pet pig might be nice. As far as being an astronaut… there’s still time.
List three words to describe yourself.
Alive, creative, hopeful.
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Hmmm… I don’t know but it would have to be a comedy.
What’s your favourite snack food when writing?
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This week's film is In The Ocean - A Film About The Classical Avant Garde.
This week's album is The Kinks' Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. I hope you enjoy it! Release date: 27 November 1970 Label: PRT Records Producer: Ray Davies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slr4cymXaLQ Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, commonly abbreviated to Lola Versus Powerman, or just Lola, is the eighth studio album by British … Continue reading The Thursday Album – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
This week's painting is symbolist Léon Spilliaert (1881 - 1946)'s De Witte Hoeve. I hope you like it!
We recommend the following prescription: Strange Medicine – weird and wonderful stories for all that ails you. Strange Medicine is a fantastic collection of extraordinary tales of transformation by UK weird-fiction author Mike Russell. If you love the strange, surreal and unusual or if you are just looking for something different, Strange Medicine is for you.
Strange Medicine is a collection of eight short stories, although a couple are longer than the others, in particular, MIME, which is 25% of the entire book. Hmm, how to describe these stories? Strange, would be a good start. A part of me actually expected these to have more of a horror slant to them, but that might have more to do with most of the short stories I’ve read in the past being horror. These are not horror. These are bizarre, weird and strangely intriguing. All the stories are well…
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Christmas Greetings to Annie E. P. Gamwell By H. P. Lovecraft
This week's song is lovable rock band The Cure's Let's Go To Bed. I hope you enjoy it! Let's Go To Bed Let me take your hand I'm shaking like milk Turning Turning blue All over the windows and the floors Fires outside in the sky Look as perfect as cats The two of us … Continue reading The Sunday Song – Let’s Go To Bed