The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Category Archives: Music
Leaving Our Flag Behind Maybe in 2018 we’ll turn on the news and hear that there’s been an outbreak of peace. Everywhere. Wow.
Happy Christmas to all my readers! My gifts to you for Xmas 2013 are exclusive previews of two new songs by my wonderfully talented daughter, Lisa: Judgement Day [audio:https://speedofdarkblog.com/audio/judgement_day.mp3] In A Mother’s Eyes [audio:https://speedofdarkblog.com/audio/in_a_mothers_eyes.mp3]
Music has a way of touching the soul like nothing else can. It can be a therapeutic way to work through all kinds of emotional trauma including the loss of a loved one. This year’s Song of the Year at … Continue reading
In keeping (loosely) with the theme of this website, here’s the Speed Of Dark’s featured Christmas music video for 2012. Poly Styrene passed away on April 25th 2011. She was a bi-racial feminist singer who fronted X-Ray Spex, a London … Continue reading
It’s now well over 50 years since the passing of American singer and songwriter Billie Holiday. Last night at Norden Farm, Maidenhead, my talented daughter, Lisa, and acoustic guitar maestro Andy Mathewson performed their own composition entitled “Talking To Billie … Continue reading
Heinz Frozen UK has announced that ‘Fairytale Of New York’ by The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) is the nations’ “favourite Christmas song to cook to”. The song, first released in 1987 , is also top of the list as far as drivers … Continue reading
Bob Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981, at the age of 36. The 30th anniversary of his death was marked around the world, one of the highlights being the opening of an exhibition on the reggae superstar’s life … Continue reading
So the Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued a report recommending that the safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut. Yet another unwarranted intrusion into our lives by the nanny state. Hardly a day goes … Continue reading
Celebration, Florida, the new album by The Felice Brothers – the first sonic masterpiece of the 21st century?