In 1997, Radiohead released OK Computer, their masterpiece. Recently, I went through each song and picked out the lyric which most spoke to me. You can make of this what you will. I hope you enjoy it or at least find it illuminating. Airbag – “In the neon sign scrolling up and down / I … More OK Computer – Lyrical Snapshots
“Moominland in Winter (is) as good an evocation of clinical depression as you’re ever likely to encounter.” (Will Self) Long ago, or so we are told, there was a king and his name was Haggard. He roamed the world searching for things which made him happy, for nothing ever did – or at least, not … More Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’
I have thought long and hard about whether to include this on my blog and I have finally decided that I will. It’s a collection of thoughts, written over a fairly long period of time on all sorts of different subjects but predictably, depression comes up a lot. This is as personal as my writing … More Random Thoughts
. What makes life worth living? There can be no universal answer to this, perhaps the greatest of questions because the answer would be different for each person. Things are further complicated if you have depression since the nature of the condition is to suck the joy out of experiences and thus out of life … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
There are so many questionnaires online about depression but few of them seem to get to the heart of the matter. This short yet self-indulgent approach I have selected may help redress the balance even if only to a very small degree. I hope you enjoy it. Hello and welcome Thanks – it’s a pleasure … More Depression – A Brief Interview With Myself
That’s okay You carry on ignoring me I’m not your sort You should be happy, You got lucky, Born with everything you needed While I got all the lack When you clomp around the office Your feet in nylons, A toe poking through the end, Be happy you are not me, You’re a swell gal, … More You Carry On
Exactly what it says on the tin. This list used to be just 100 but I expanded it. Famous People Who Experience(d) Depression Douglas Adams (writer) Hans Christian Andersen (writer) Adam Ant (musician) Aristotle (philosopher) Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (astronaut) Woody Allen (film director, comedian) Richard Ashcroft (musician) Alex Baldwin (actor) Roseanne Barr (comedienne, TV personality) … More Some Famous Depressives