Category: writing

  • Four years????

    It really can’t be four years since I wrote a blog post here. That’s a very long time to not let the world know what I’ve been up to. Quick summary: Not that much..

  • Ode to Kiki Dee

    Amazing face, so starry-eyed. Surprise! Staring out into the seventies, Were you ever there? You look like you are, Enjoying the colours, And then you’re not. And then you’re gone. No more besides, That Elton John.

  • The count

    He sits alone in his spaceship, counting the hours. The minutes, the days and the seconds too, but mainly the hours. They are his focus. The more hours he counts, the fewer there are to go. The sooner this mission will be over. He is hanging in space, counting. All of space around him, under […]

  • Update to my Kurt Vonnegut page

    Today I’ve updated my Kurt Vonnegut page, which now has on one page my whole dissertation on him from 1994. I’ve also added downloads of the essay in PDF and ePub format, which meant I could download it to my new iPad. Something very satisfying about being able to read my own work on there. […]

  • Isolating and treating the Slacker gene

    Here at Flotsky Inc we take great pride in our research into many areas, not least in the world of genetics. After many years of research we feel ready to announce our discovery of the Slacker gene. There are a few characteristics in the human gene code that seem to stem from it, and understanding […]

  • You know it is time to stop writing when…

    You write something like the following: Horne and Corden are travelling through time, stealing ideas for sitcoms. Doctor Who is chasing them, trying to stop them destroying the history of comedy. He stops them by writing an entire series of Terry and June in 1978 which uses all the main elements of Gavin and Stacey, […]

  • Kurt Vonnegut reads Breakfast of Champions

    92Y Podcast: Kurt Vonnegut Reads Breakfast of Champions – 92Y Blog – 92nd Street Y – New York, NY I’ve been going through some old links I’ve been meaning to read, and found this. It’s an MP3 of Kurt Vonnegut’s first public reading of Breakfast of Champions. This was my favourite Vonnegut novel for some […]

  • Copywrite

    “these strange college students with their funny jargon and nerdy ways did more to start the computer revolution than any silicon engineering team. naturally curious, these mit students had devoted their lives to intellectual tinkering. they believed in a co-operative society and imagined themselves living in a utopian world in which people shared information – […]

  • Bill Drummonds Dead. Bill Drummonds Dead

    So I just caught the train. Which train, I’m not entirely sure. But it seems like the right one. Everyone else seems to think so too, but we won’t know for sure until it leaves, and they tell us where it is going. Bill Drummond was in “Big in Japan”, a late 70’s pop group. […]

  • The Dark Side of the Moon

    The dark cove rose far above them, so tall it almost blocked the sky from view. There was no sand, just earth brown rock, gnarled and rippled like a bark from a tree. David lost his footing, slipping on the sodden rock. He plunged into the icy water, which firmly pulled him away. A hopeless […]