Saturday, July 25, 2020

Being Half a Powerhouse and Chapter 12

One of the strangenesses of publishing is that thing of starting to conjure up interest in a book that won't actually appear on our shelves for almost a year.  I'm not complaining, mind, just always a little bemused.  I'm not on Twitter (shocking, I know) but kind friends have sent me these -

Exciting stuff!  And worth a patient wait.

More immediately, you can catch up with Chapter 12 of Ely Plot, and there will be more on Monday, so hardly any patience required at all!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Pip and Perfect are Back!

And we're back!  Twice a week now*, and not only that, as restrictions begin to ease, we're being recorded on site at Ely Cathedral!  So here's Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 - and if you want to have a look and listen to all the chapters so far, you can find them on the Learning page on Ely Cathedral's website.

*Mondays and Fridays at 11:00

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Bardcore - It's a Thing

I like fusion stuff, and if you do too, here's some Bardcore music you might not have come across - Jolene, and Hips Don't Lie:

And one more for good measure:


Sunday, July 05, 2020

Brittle Star and Ely Plot on Furlough

(Okay, this particular brag is directed at those of you who are, like me, not tech-savvy, because the rest of you will doubtless guffaw in derision at my inelegant process - but ya, boo, sucks, I did it any way.)

I was really pleased to have a poem in issue 46 of Brittle Star, particularly because they are celebrating 20 years in 2020.  Normally, they have their launch parties at the Barbican Music Library in London, but this time they have taken a digital route, with a series of podcasts of the poets reading their work, to come out in early July.

And I did it.

I recorded my poem onto my phone, emailed it to my computer, saved it onto my desktop, uploaded it onto WeTransfer, verified I was me and a couple of other adminy sorts of things, and sent it off.  All on my tod.*

Yup.  Pretty proud.

Issue 46 of Brittle Star

* Cockney rhyming slang - on my Tod Sloan i.e. on my own - referring to the American jockey James Forman (Tod) Sloan (1874-1933) who invented the 'monkey crouch' style of horse riding and was the inspiration for the song Yankee Doodle Dandy.

P.S. Ely Plot is still on furlough, but I'll let you know when Chapter 9 ensues.