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The Anatomy of Love – Video

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When Things Don’t Seem to Add up

Last night, I somehow ended up on Goodreads. Its not a place I go very often to be honest. I noticed a whole bunch of reviews for my books that I had never seen before tho so I read a few. I then clicked into a few other pages of the site before finally going back to my author profile. It was then that I noticed it. Before I go on, a few years ago, I put out a book about the Black Eyed Kids. It did OK. I followed it up a bit later with a bunch more stories in a short book called the Black Eyed Demons are Coming. It did OK too.  While the first book was a bit of research into the BEK stories, the second

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Life Has Never Been Like This…

It’s easy to moan about modern life…. and a lot of people seem to do so. For me, though, modern life is amazing. I mean, here I am 59 years old and I’m doing my day job, writing books, making music, taking photographs and so much more. Not only that but I’m actually having a bit of success doing it. I wonder what other generation of humanity could boast such a feat! Most previous generations were focused on one thing – survival. It’s not just me that is having fun with creativity. According to an article I read this morning, there are 25,000 new songs added to Spotify every day! 1 million every 6-weeks. According to another article I googled just now, there is a new book added to Amazon

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Follow Me on Spotify

It really helps me if you follow me on Spotify…. you just go to my profile and click on the heart.   Much appreciated…. My profile is here.… nbsp;

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Joining the Dots – A Short Story

It was sometime in his mid-fifties that it struck him. Sitting one night, bored behind his computer screen, he suddenly had an idea. Increasingly feeling isolated and alone, he had begun to feel as if, somehow, life wasn’t really real. Reality wasn’t real. The feeling had started in his thirties and intensified as he got older. Life seemed out of control, beyond his sphere of influence. It was as if the world had been created just to keep him afraid and controlled. Or was it occupied? Yes, occupied. The more wars, threats of war, strikes, accidents and so on, the more occupied humans become with fear. Then there was the rise of social media and its avalanche of idiots who suddenly thought they knew more than the experts. This manifested

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I Make Myself Sick

I’m just done reading an article I stumbled on somehow online. It’s on the Fox news site somewhere and it was by a self-professed Christian mother. In it she talked about how her Mother wouldn’t let her listen to Britney Spears when she was 6-years old and it finishes with a quote from the Bible. It just about made me vomit actually. I wondered for a minute about what kind of a person I am that I have this virulent reaction to these ‘Christian’ articles and messages. Am I bad for feeling like I want to puke when people quote ‘scripture’ at me? I realized, this isn’t a new reaction, I have felt this way much of my adult life…. start quoting the Bible or telling me what is the

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Love, Music and Obsession

Great blog title. I’m obsessive and have put out another album of music. Actually, I even have two more songs lined up for release as well. The album I called The Anatomy of Love. Hence – Love, Music and obsession…. Strangely enough, I find that friends and relatives simply ignore all of my please to give my music a listen. I think I’ve written so many books and recorded so much music and stuff, people are just – well – sick of me. It’s disappointing that really as you kind of hope friends and relatives will share and help you build an audience. Maybe it’s me but I don’t see it happening. Then, just as you are thinking well, why do I bother if no one actually listens, I get

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The Fates

I’m sipping my red wine Slipping back through time Memories of a life well-lived No regrets, but I miss those days The past is gone and one cannot dwell On what might have been But rather I learn through loss And look forward with hope A life I could never have imagined Complete in every way And lived every single day Blessed Im not where I thought Id be But wisdom extracts a price And when you roll the dice And follow the fates Life takes its course And your future awaits The key is gratitude Having learned the lessons That they threw at you The cackling laughter Of the Fates in their glee And yet without them I simply couldn’t see And the wheel of life Turns, turns, turns

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The Loss of a Friend to Social Media

While doing my PhD in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, I met a wonderful, loving and balanced guy who became a mentor and friend. After leaving college, we lost contact but later found one another on facebook. A gap of twenty years meant that much had changed of course but still, it was good to reconnect. But people change. The problem with Facebook is that you see people’s bad side. Their obsessions and worries. I know I show mine all of the time and I sometimes decide to change my approach to Facebook and not use it as a place to express my frustrations…… However, my friend began posting quite a lot on politics. His postings and comments got more and more, well, strange. He developed an absolute hatred

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Out Now – The Anatomy of Love

The new album is now out and available at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, and many more outlets for streaming or purchase. At just under $10 for 14 songs it is great value so go out and but it! There is something on it you will like…….. Here is the track listing; The anatomy of Love – all new song You are my song Addicted Girl on the Phone – new version Cold-hearted Girl – all new song It’s Not Right – new version Apocalypse – all new song Run for the Hills – new version and remixed Free – new version End of the World Singing my Song – all new song Keep Your Head UP! – all new song Far Away – all new song It’s My Life  

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