Progress Report for w/c 4/5/15 – ‘De-Composition’, ‘De-Harm./Re-Harm.’ and ‘Impressions’.

“There will be many other nights like this, And I’ll be standing here with someone new, There will be other songs to sing, Another fall, another spring, But there will never be another you.” ‘There Will Never Be Another You’ by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon.   This week, I’ve been writing using a technique I learnt from Pete Churchill. ‘De-Composition’…

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Plum On Productivity #3

“(1) I now write stories at terrific speed. I’ve started a habit of rushing them through and then working over them very carefully, instead of trying to get the first draft exactly right…”   from a letter to Bill Townend from P.G. Wodehouse dated 28th Feb 1920 Two constants in my daily routine are Michael Brecker and P.G. Wodehouse. Without fail…

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If Food Be The Music #2

“In this stunning restaurant in the Basque Country, complete with vast vegetable gardens, chef Andoni Aduriz likes to play with nature, time and emotions.” 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die I’d be a chef if I wasn’t a musician. They’re pretty much the same thing to me. In jazz we make real-time choices…

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Pretty, Mental Music (and whatnot) #1.

“…Now could I drink hot blood And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on.  Soft, now to my mother”. Hamlet 3,2.   Why a blog? Why NOW? Obsessive, compulsive, addict, perfectionist, control freak, neurotic. These qualities don’t just result in remarkable chops and an arresting Tinder profile. There’s a downside…

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