Electronic books simply don’t engender the cultural kudos or commercial mysticism that bootlegged ¼ inch audio tapes once did. Popular concert footage, with polystichous protrusions of photographically challenged would be videographers pointing multi megabyte camera-phones in the general direction of stage singing stars, is widely distributed long before the official tour editor ever eyeballs a frame – what a shame?
A friend on Facebook asked this interesting question:
"what does actually 'creative writing' mean? what do you have to learn to become a creative writer?"
Oh yes back in the day, that is the Amstrad day, didn't we enjoy trying to get those dungeon gates to open up while surrounded by sparsely deployed, non the less atmospheric little flickery flame things, many oddly pitched tones and much blank areas punctuated by porous paving .. erm no actually, come to think of it, that just distracted from the right pain that was the repetitious searching for the correct jump spot. All that while hoping it wouldn't crash again (as it often did).
Once my current favorite tune - from Norway !
Reports of Irish demise have not been greatly exaggerated, merely branded on the rear quarters of that bolted horse we once called prosperity.
“Could pass for a quote”
I confine my attention to a small creative bubble for a few days and all sorts of offside news carry-on gets going in the meataverse of ole sod generality. Ireland keep world cup hopes alive by beating Cyprus at soccer. The cats of Kilkenny win the All Ireland Hurling final – see you tube stolentelling news report for the ultimate ‘man-up (with sticks) experience’– Non hurler Ryan Tuberty is reported to have intimated in his first late late show interview that the Taoiseach is a drunk. In the wider world’s narrowing interest – Digra (which may not do for the academic ego – what its near namesake does for sexual prowess) extended some hard critical notions about games. Reminding some here of that the intellectual willy waving that ostensibly passed for debate on the McCarthy Report, – ensuring the same economists, experts and commentators not so much sharpen their knives again as pare their crayons for more lyrical waxing about thee latest edition to our National shelf of self help reports – the 500 plus page report from (Warning next link is to actual large PDF copy of the report which may mess up your memory- computer + yours !) the Commission on Taxation.
This post might sound garbled in more ways than one.
I am checking out a simple text to voice tool available at odiogo.com - A couple of years ago I was experimenting with speech to text software, as I trained the software, my own unique border inflection and annunciation had a distorting or confusing effect on the tool, it misinterpreted several words and changed the meaning of the poetry I was speaking - This tool feeds into my fascination with loops and feedback - this text is just to check that the tool will indeed pick up my rss feed.
" Writing a “href=” is writing. "
- Loss Pequeno Glazier, “An Online Defense”