I have been writing for 35 years starting out with poetry then moved on to song lyrics and music/band reviews,I now write mostly historical fiction and I have written and self published 11 books to date.
Music is an integral part of life, without it the world would be a mere echo of sadness which stands upon the shoulders of those who remember the sweet melodies that once calmed their souls, without the musicians who make the music we lose something as important as life itself, how many times has a song lifted your spirits, made you cry or feel something, anything at all?
Recently I spotted a post on one of the many history Facebook groups I am a member of, it was from one of the Admin asking for writers to contribute to her history related blog.
Bicycles, Love them or hate them they are a popular form of transport for many people across all Continents. In the UK however there appears to be an ongoing silent war between Motorists and Cyclists or all ages, just a quick search on YouTube reveals a plethora of videos featuring road rage, near misses or stupidity in general between both these groups.
In these trying times many of us are struggling, not just financially but emotionally, the devastation is being felt across the world by people from all walks of life.
I have kept silent throughout all the Covid 19 epidemic, and I kept silent throughout the current Black Lives Matter movement, not because I don't support, agree or disagree with it but because I felt that the opinion of a late 40s white male was probably not needed.
I never actually thought people wouldn't know how to restring a guitar, for me it was pretty obvious from day one how the strings went on an electric, an acoustic. I did have to be shown when it came to a classical guitar. It came to my attention recently that not everyone is as perceptive as I am, and I also had the added advantage of being interested in guitars long before I started learning to play one.
Andy Robbins is back with a new 5 track EP, Sinners & Charlatans. Oxfordshire's own bard is due to release this latest offering of his unique brand of folk/blues/pop and this time he has taken on a new direction with his writing.
For many years I have had an interest in weaponry of all kinds and spanning across many centuries of warfare from the Romans through the Saxon and viking ages and onwards up to modern weapons used in military combat throughout the world.