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Ray Bradbury…

…is an inspiration. One of the finest writers to grace this planet. His stories are full of wonder, are rich with humanity and above all exult in the sheer spirit of being alive. It is very sad to hear of his death today, but I shall take time to re-read some of his short stories. […]

We Won’t Find Monsters

We Won’t Find Monsters

The next in my solo set. When Mark first came up with the idea of the ‘Songs of Apollo’s Children’ project, I found myself returning to the most momentous time in the history of mankind: Neil Armstrong taking his first step on the Moon. It was the 20th July 1969, and I was nine years […]

Fahrenheit 451 – the Acoustic V...

Fahrenheit 451 – the Acoustic Version

While Arbelos are having a quiet time I thought I’d go through some of my songs and record some simple acoustic versions. Here’s the first, Fahrenheit 451, a song based on Ray Bradbury’s book. Here are the words if you want to sing along. The fireman paid a call today, he’d heard about my books […]

Beethoven is Dead and Joy of Live Mus...

Beethoven is dead, and has been for a while – but what a treat it must have been to be in the audience of the premiere of Symphony No.6, my favourite of his. Perhaps he was conducting – any Beethoven scholars perusing this? – and to hear it performed as the composer wanted would have […]

The Great Al Fresco! Volume 2 of New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh is available for Kindle from AmazonFind out more about the tales  here. . .

Professor MacIntyre is Missing!” New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh volume 1 is available for Kindle from Amazonfor Apple iThings from the Apple iBookstoreand from Smashwords in all ebook formats. Find out more about the tales  here. . .

Stone Owl on the Shore

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