Sunday, 24 April 2016

Let's Work? Rosalie in 1987

Just a short, mostly silly outtake from Walking in the Shadowlands.

It's 1987 and Rosalie is about to tape an appearance on Top of the Pops... but all is not quite well, thanks to Mick Jagger.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Rosalie and David Bowie, 1973

I don't know if you heard, but David Bowie died. I have many, many feels about this, some of which I tried to put into words over on the Blog of Me.

Right now, I also feel a bit conflicted about posting this, but I'm going to do so less for self-promotion and more for 'Hey, this is a thing' that I already did because I didn't need him to die to appreciate his brilliance...

Walking in the Shadowlands is a novel about a 1970s rock band, so of course Bowie gets namedropped and makes an indirect appearance or two. This is a snippet of the moment where Rosalie first sees that strange character Ziggy Stardust on a hotel TV.

Despite having worked for years before, Bowie seemed like an overnight sensation in the early 70s. The profound effect his appearance on Top of the Pops in 1972 when he and the band played "Starman" can hardly be exaggerated. It was almost like that moment in the Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy arrives in Oz and the world transforms from sepia to glorious technicolour... or like someone decided to colour in the greyscale painting that was the UK at that time.


Sunday, 6 September 2015

Oh Dino, Dino

This was in the very first draft of Shads, although in slightly different form. A great example of a scene which is awesome and fun to me but which has no impact or meaning for the story as a whole; something written mostly because I was listening to Dean Martin at the time.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

JD Twain's 50th Birthday

I started this some time ago... how would a rock star renowned for his looks deal with growing old?

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Heathrow to Home

This is an outtake from Walking in the Shadowlands. It'll become pretty obvious why I wrote it and was very fond of it, as well as why it didn't make the final draft.

Posted for obvious reasons which are obvious.