Self-explanatory “Inside the museums infinity goes up on trial / Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after awhile.” Visions of Johanna “With his body guards and silver cane and every hair in place / He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste / But his body guard and silver cane … More Favourite Bob Dylan Lyrics
I’ve loved Fighting Fantasy books since I was a kid and here’s a selection of its best villains as brought to life by some great fantasy writers. Enjoy. Balthus Dire (Citadel of Chaos) – Forget Zagor the warlock, this guy is the ultimate Fighting Fantasy villain. A powerful demi-sorcerer who sets his sights on conquering … More Top 10 Fighting Fantasy Villains
. 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?
I have long been described (or should that be accused?) of being a fully-paid up member of the cynic’s club. I see this as a largely positive thing, since I subscribe to the view I’ve seen bandied about elsewhere that a cynic is merely a disgruntled idealist and I guess that sums me up. And, … More My Favourite Cynics
Here’s a short list of the best live albums I’ve come across so far. I’ve gone for albums which are more than dull greatest hits packages and instead, ones which capture the spirit of the artist. Like all my lists, this is subject to change. The Allman Brothers Band – At Filmore East Johnny Cash … More Favourite Live Albums
Top 13 Things Inspired by HP Lovecraft Metallica – For the instrumental ‘Call of Ktulu’ off ‘Ride the Lightning’ and also ‘The Thing That Should Not Be’ from ‘Master of Puppets.’ The latter contains a lyric which paraphrases the famous quote ‘That is not dead which can eternal lie / And with strange aeons even … More My Favourite Lovecraftian Things…
This was an answer to one of those online questionnaire things you see from time to time. All of these books have had a big impact on me for one reason or another. I’ve avoided poetry and plays and stuck to prose. 1. The Fighting Fantasy series – by Steve Jackson / Ian Livingstone et … More 10 Books Which Changed My Life