Thursday, 2 August 2007

Where the hell is he?

Well, my apologies for leaving this so long but I've been rather busy. The weird and wonderful world of fatherhood is one that does take up time. Also, I've been involved in a number of different things:-

  1. Getting some copywriting work done, and building up a client list
  2. Finishing the first draft of a novel "Edison Blake's First Great Adventure--In Which the Lord of Oblivion is Loosed from his Eternal Banishment and Wreaks Havoc and Destruction Upon the World Entire, but Centred Mainly on London, and Specifically Primrose Hill, Camden Town, Hampstead and other surrounding areas, Until Such Time As Edison, with the Help of his Dream Mentors and Associates Finds Within Himself the Key to Saving Mankind from Living an Eternal Nightmare." It's a short, snappy title which should go down well with publishers...
  3. Now working on a stage play "The Knocknameen Belter"
  4. Also started a new musical project, "Sweet Home Productions" with a good friend Carlos Santos--he's doing all the production and arrangements so it's mainly his baby. You can listen at-
  5. Teaching English
So, I hope you all understand that my blog entries will be very intermittent for the near future....

Hope you're all having a great summer!


Sunday, 3 June 2007

Smart Kids -- Everyone Else is Wrong

Here's an interesting essay I found about the problems that smart children have in school.

The author, a self-proclaimed ex-teenage nerd, says that he had no problems in junior school, nor in adult life, but in secondary school his life became a misery.

This is close to my experience, and maybe to yours too.

Have a read and please leave a comment.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Smart Music

Okay, because you demanded it, here's a link to my band's webpage where you can preview and buy some of our songs:-

Visit Junkfood at Arkade

Let me know what you think...

No, honestly...

Okay, just tell me good stuff! (After all, no artist really wants to hear constructive criticism--only total flattery.)

Monday, 28 May 2007

Holy Cow!

You may think that if God had wanted us to drink skimmed milk, he would have made cows that produced it.

Well, he does and he did.


Richie's thoughts: Pull the udder one--it's for the lactose intolerant.

Saturday, 19 May 2007

Stupid World Live

Continuing my mission to update you with the latest in stupidity, you'll find a new addition to my already-crowded left-hand bar: Stupid World Live.

This will feature well... stupid things that you shouldn't try to attempt at home.

Apart from clogging up your internet connection, I hope this is a welcome addition to my blog.

This "video bar" is something that you can have too--Blogger now offers you the chance to add one to your blog, and you can filter the content by adding keywords. Unsurprisingly, mine was "stupid accidents"--but I'll probably change that from time to time.

Have to go: smart things to do...

Monday, 14 May 2007

Smart Blogs

Without doubt, the burning question on every blogger's mind is, "How do I get a plug from Richie?"

Well, you should have a blog that is intelligent, witty, informative, entertaining and written in a style that would have Hemingway fuming with envy*.

Washed and Ready to Eat
is just such a blog! It's hosted by an old friend and colleague of mine, Phil Woodford, who works in the advertising industry as a copywriter. His observations on the pangs and quirks of modern life will have you smiling at the recognition of things you'd thought but never put into words... Enjoy!

* Failing that, just give me a plug and I'll do the same... ;)

Pot Cop Cops Bad Trip, Calls 911

A simple evening treat turns into a metaphysical nightmare...

Space Cookie Stops Time!