All posts by Gordon

2018-4-Projects

Projects – 2018 – 4 Hello friend, Well, all my projects are going swimingly well; I know, we’re only 2 weeks in to the new year. Guitar fingerstyle: 3 numbers learnt, a 4th started. I’ve just got to get the articulation and speed back. Screenplay: nearly re-read ‘Writing Screenplays That Sell’ (Michael Hague); lots of
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2018-3-Media

Media Hello friend, Well done Virgin Trains: for taking a stand against that odious trash, The Daily Mail. Due to The Daily Mail’s skewed values, such as right-wing xenophobia, Virgin Trains will no longer be selling that ‘newspaper’ on their trains. Why stop their? What about The Sun, The People, The Daily Star, The Daily
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2018-2-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, The review of the first show went into January’s edition of Inside Time. It was a bit disappointing. We were expecting a much larger piece; which had been intimated. It formed part of a review of 2017 ‘highs and lows’ of art and education in prisons…yes. It was a ‘high’. It
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2017-182-Rant

Rant Hello friend, Just in case my 3 blogs weren’t ranty enough… 3 things you hear more and more on TV shows (albeit mindless trash TV), which are guaranteed to make me change channels: 1. “I want to show the world …” Usually this sentence ends with “what I can do”, “I can sing”, “I
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2017-181-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, Still no reply from the project Governor. Shocker… I have put together a list of what needs doing, as requested by the No. 1 Governor. I also used it as an opportunity to highlight a number of previous and ongoing issues, and the staff involved. This will, no doubt, create even
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2017-180-New Year

New Year Hello friend, My most hated time of the year, the social pressure to fake drunken enjoyment. Every time of the year beats New Year’s Eve. In prison, how do some prisoners celebrate? Usually by drinking some illicitly brewed ‘hooch’ or abusing prescription medication and then banging on their door at midnight. Wonderful… I’ll
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2017-179-Christmas

Christmas Hello friend, My favourite time of the year. I used to love the whole build up through December: buying the tree (real, of course – you can never replace the smell of pine needles ); decorating; present buying and ( even better ) wrapping; the advent calendar; the food shopping; the food preparation (
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