I want to ask your opinion on something: What freight, if any, do the words ‘girl’, ‘young woman’ and ‘woman’ have for you — in relation to both the person referred to and the person speaking? For instance, if someone (say a person in their early twenties) referred to a person whose name they didn’t […]
This one is not in the playlist, but as I went to Alice’s restaurant at the weekend, I thought I’d share this very important song with you. He said, “What were you arrested for, kid?” And I said, “Littering.” And they all moved away from me on the bench there, and the hairy eyeball and […]
Okay, so let me just say: Psycho Donuts. I have, and will continue to wax lyrical about the freshly made donuts at Lola in Seattle* but Psycho Donuts come at the whole donut issue from a totally different (totally brilliant) direction. They said to themselves, You know what’s missing from the donut scene? Total lunacy. […]
Me: Ugh. I’ve reached a chapter that has four decisions in it. Four! Arkem: Are they yes/no decisions? Because I could help. Me: Somehow I don’t think your help would be properly informed. Arkem: That’s never stopped me before. I’m up to the point in this draft where it’s all about making the hard calls. […]
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I’ve paired these two songs together because it makes me laugh. Which is an excellent reason for doing almost anything. I found a bunch of different versions of ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ when I went looking. I expected James Bond (which would have been entirely appropriate in this context), and I also found Cary Grant and the original video clip (which is […]