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I have another passion apart from rambling incoherently on the internet

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a rockstar. At the age of 5 I idolised Liam Gallagher, owning several pairs of his favourite kind of shades and happily tearing off my “Brian Clough” green jumper in the middle of class to reveal an Oasis T-shirt. As was the style of the time I moved onto the Spice Girls, but never quite shook off my roots.

So you can conclude that this passion is music. But I just don’t have the personality to be flashy and outgoing, as much as I want to be. I make Morrissey look like Pee Wee Herman. Nevertheless, the internet has opened up channels previously closed to the wannabe musician. And so here is the project I have teased previously.

Introducing my group* The Notorious Nine and our debut single Red Jean Blues! Apparently, this song is already number one in Azerbaijan!

Musically, we believe that genre is a restrictive, unnecessary category and that liberties should be taken in all endeavours. If I wake up in a doo-wop mood, I’ll write a doo-wop song. If I wake up in a rock mood on the day of recording said doo-wop song, I’ll give it an edge during recording. The overarching theme is “do what thou willst”. This “labelless” approach also has a double meaning- by not being tied to a label, we are free to release whatever the fuck we want, when we want it. We won’t be pressured into doing another RJB just because that song was a big hit in Azerbaijan. If we ever do get signed to a major label, artistic freedom must be guaranteed or ELSE.

Keep an eye out for our debut album, coming soon!

*Okay, I may be stretching the truth a little here. The Notorious Nine is, at the moment, merely a one-person project- that person being me. The name is nonindicative of the actual number of members- whoever shows up on the day can be a member! However, I have approached interested parties and they may be appearing on upcoming releases.


An update

I have been very busy as of late.

It’s not too much fun particularly when you have deadlines to meet.

But if I didn’t have deadlines, I wouldn’t be motivated.

I’d say things are about 80% done as of today, April 30th. I need to make punctuation checks and go through again before submission on the 17th.

I’m particularly obsessive when it comes to grammar. Too obsessive actually.

PS: 100 points!

One year here…

Well, my anniversary was yesterday but regardless.

When I founded this blog, I set out to write one post a day, every day, for the first year. And I kept to that, with the exception of two weeks when I was on holiday.

But now the workload’s mounting and blogging everyday is, to be fair, an arduous task. There were many times I just pulled something out of my… ear. Those days are gone. From now on I will only be blogging when something hits me, be it inspiration, a need to rant or a bus. I could blog three days in a row. I could go two weeks without blogging. This will help cultivate my imagination and free myself up for the task of writing, editing and reediting 15,000 words between May and September.

This doesn’t mean goodbye. No it doesn’t. I’m just going to be a bit less active, especially from May through to September.

If you want to keep in touch with me, I’m at Facebook and on Instagram.

Ciao for now…


…I’ve been working on getting my mind in gear by turning off my internet when working.

It’s wonderful, but it can lead to downfalls. Just like chocolate.

I’ve found it working so far but my finger still hovers above the connections tab on my taskbar.

Maybe I should work in a locked room with just a typewriter and a glass of iced tea?

Status update on scribot SZIN-3

I still have a cold.

I struggled to get up this morning and when I did I was gibbering gibberish in the bathroom. Hot tea helped me feel a bit better but the delirium continued on the tram.

Walking up the hill to my appointment, my lower abdomen started hurting. I took two painkillers which did nothing. In the appointment I was unable to listen and very distracted by the pain. I could barely walk and was moaning with the pain. On the bus home, the delirium continued.

I got home and got a nap. The fog lfited somewhat but it’s still here now.

Ah well, got the Switch in tomorrow so I’ll probably be doing a brief review of that.

Alas, I have been cursed!

I have a cold.

Blocked nose, headaches… a shower didn’t really help either. The only thing that could make this worse is laryngitis.

And knowing my luck I will get it. I already have that itching sensation in my throat which will no doubt provoke a few coughs tomorrow.

I personally blame sleeping with the window open. I have this fear, likely a sideeffect of OCD or genetic memory of an old Irish superstition, of suffocating to death in my room. It’s a small room with no adequate ventilation and it’s been regularly below freezing these last few weeks.

AND I have to go to Nether Edge via town tomorrow so I’m probably going to pass my germs onto innocent people. For which I sincerely apologise.

Oh boy.

My sleep schedule needs a kick up the pants

It leaves my mind blank and screws up every other schedule I maintain- my exercise schedule, my eating schedule, my working schedule.

Yet it doesn’t seem to give a damn.

I sleep for hours but wake up tired.

My thyroid levels appeared normal last checkup and that was during another attack of whatever it is so that’s out of the question.

What’s going on?