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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Tag Archives: Norden Farm
Talking to Billie Holiday
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
Posted in Music Tagged "Andy Mathewson", Barack Obama, Billie Holiday, Dreams From My Father, Lady Day, lisa winship, Norden Farm
Georgia On My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Georgia On My Mind’ (a hit for Ray Charles). Performed here by Lisa Winship and Andrew Mathewson at The Farm Unplugged, Norden Farm, Maidenhead, Berkshire on Friday 25 March 2011.
Posted in Music Tagged Andrew Mathewson, Georgia On My Mind, Hoagy Carmichael, lisa winship, Norden Farm, Ray Charles, The Farm Unplugged