I am conscious of the fact I haven’t posted on here for a while. I suppose the reason is that because work continues to be pretty tough and unsettling, I am immersing myself in my first (and yes, it will be my only) attempt at a novel. The book has had more false starts than a really crap sprinter, mainly because some of the content is quite difficult, dark, deep and probably quite a few adjectives beginning with “d”. Next year, it will be ten years since I tapped out the first words and hopefully that anniversary will give me enough determination to complete the job.
I’ve resurrected my Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman page on Facebook and all book-related stuff will be posted on there. I’d love it if you had a look and clicked “like”..!
Anyway, after waking from the second of the two incredibly vivid dreams I had last night, it was a real effort to get up, ready and set off for work at something past five this morning. I get recurring dreams, some of which I’ve had on and off for over twenty years, but although other dreams might be totally random, they seem so real and usually result in feeling mentally drained when I should be rested and raring to go – well, rested at least.
Due to the fuzzy head, I did allow myself a few extra minutes Facebook time before venturing into the obviously dark, but surprisingly warm morning air and the first thing I saw was this picture of the Australian twins Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, who perform as The Veronicas. I’ve attached a link to a live performance of a song called Heavily Broken to hopefully demonstrate they are as talented as they are attractive young women. What really impressed me though was the fact that one/either/both had replied to most of the comments posted by fans and will probably have made a lot of people’s day in the process.
My love of music is still strong, some three and a bit decades after The Sex Pistols first turned the heads of a generation. I still listen to new bands, just like I did all those years ago, because it remains my belief that the very best music and musicians are unlikely to be found in the top 40. In fact, I couldn’t name you one song that’s currently in the charts – although I do know a couple of lines of Icona Pop’s I Love It, proving that you can remain trendy despite advancing years!
The biggest difference between then and now is definitely my perspective on the artists. Back in my teens, I would gaze longingly at the poster of Debbie Harry on my wall in the vainest of hopes that we would one day be an item. Now, I have two daughters in their twenties and when I see young performers like Jessica and Lisa, I think: “Ooh I bet their parents are so proud of them!”
Well that’s my official story and I’m sticking to it!
Time to get on, but work and bad dreams permitting, I’ll be back soon.