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Archive for March, 2008

Oh, bloody hell…

Another one?? What is it with 2008? Three of my… childhood heroes, so to speak, dying in a single month? Four if you count Henry Salvador. So now it’s Richard Widmark. Jim Bowie in John Wayne’s “The Alamo”. Rolfe in “The Long Ships”. The last of my Western icons. Bugger this. This so-called blog is [...]

Arthur C. Clarke is dead. Arthur C. Clarke. Sir Arthur. The man who predicted satellites. The man who wrote the Rama series, and Songs of Distant Earth, one of the most bittersweet books I’ve ever read. The man who wrote 2001, A Space Odyssey for Stanley Kubrick… This was one of the last giants of [...]

Sausage attack

I’ve just discovered an unexpected use for my new camera (Canon Ixus 860 SI, if anyone wonders). This morning I woke up after one of those dreams that make up most of my posts here, and I idly thought that I really should write it down. But the idea of getting out of bed to [...]

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

I learned last night that Gary Gygax, regarded as the father of Dungeons and Dragons, died age 69. I know nothing of Mr Gygax. I never met him, never read anything about his life, never heard any anecdotes. I don’t know if he was a good man, a nice guy, a complete twerp. No idea. [...]

Songwriter’s Night

Last night was the fifth Songwriters’ Night organised in Athlone, mostly by my friend Sean Lightholder, albeit with the help of other people like Helge, Simon, Mark and more. I’m not privy to all the details of the organisation, but suffice to say that while Sean is by no means doing all the work himself, [...]