Take me to a vast and open field and with my last elegy being read, release my ashes as you set me free, free in death, to run with the wind. No, tears you will not cry - at least not tears of death; but cry for me tears of birth. Like a new born … Continue reading My Eulogy
Have you noticed with some films, no matter how uninterested you are in the story or the characters, if it has the right music, and a good soundtrack, you will be humming the tune in the shower, pub, or, God forbid, at the local Karaoke pit-stop? Take for instance, The Wizard of Oz and The … Continue reading You Can’t Stop the Music
TO TRAIN OR NOT TO TRAIN? THAT IS THE QUESTION For the past week, I have been having several interesting conversations about creative artists with some friends who asked the question 'is formal education needed to become a creative artist?' While my initial, knee-jerk reaction was to say, absolutely not, I think it is important … Continue reading When Talent Isn’t Enough
Every time I watched Fame and heard Debbie Allen encouragingly tell her pupils, week after week, "You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying ... in sweat." My first thought was - mind your friggin' business! a) I don't want fame, and b) only the morbidly obese sweat.' I … Continue reading What Would Debbie Allen Do?
I must admit, when listening to a story, I’m one of those people whose attention span and patience can be somewhat lacking. Unknowingly, my facial expressions and trademark head-nod, make it clear that I’ve stopped listening and am thinking about my evening meal, or if the Jeremy Corbin will last as the Leader. That said, … Continue reading The Craft of Writing Comedy
FACEBOOK (verb and noun): Facebooking (present), Facebooked (past), Facebooker (noun) TWITTER (verb and noun): Tweeting (present), Tweeted (past), Twatter (noun) As most of you well know, I’m a huge fan (some would say obsessed) of Facebook and Twitter. These sites allow me to keep in touch with both my disparate group of friends in London, … Continue reading How Grindr Changed My Life