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How does it feel to treat me like you do?

January 20, 2009

Listening to the BBC iPlayer repeat of last night’s BBC 6music Gideon Coe radio show I heard him say that yesterday (January 19th 2009) is the most depressing day of the year.

Well that would explain yesterday’s blogging wouldn’t it ?

Of course let’s not make a drama out of a crisis eh Daily Mail ?  The sky is falling !

Feeling blue? Today – January 19, 2009 – is the most depressing day in HISTORY, say experts
By Daily Mail Reporter

It’s a good thing I don’t pay attention to the radio (other than to listen to proper music shows after they’ve been broadcast…) or I might not have bothered getting out of bed yesterday.


Last night I picked up “Tunesmith” by Jimmy Webb again and got back into it.
When I tried reading it a few months ago I found it a bit wordy. Now it feels more substantive (is that a word you’ve ever heard me use ? I doubt it).
He writes about the space a writer uses to be creative. I have found that space. The problem is that , like Webb, I can’t share that physical space with anyone else while I’m writing.
(And before you say anything … that’s where the comparison between me and Jimmy Webb ends)

TuneSmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting


It sent me to sleep with the strains of ‘Galveston’ ringing in my head and dreams of Ivor Novellos.

Could be worse … could’ve been ‘MacArthur Park’ because it was cold last night and the cake would have frozen…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rita permalink
    February 3, 2009 8:52 pm

    Cheerful as always. 🙂 I\’d like to drop by your office, commenting on this. I am sure you\’d appreciate it enormously.


  2. Peter permalink
    February 4, 2009 12:59 pm

    yes, a random drive-by laugh attack would do it alright


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