As you may have noticed, I haven’t been doing any updates aside from the occasionally social media posts. Life kind of foisted a hiatus on me while various tasks and jobs demanded attention from me. Winter is tough anyway, what with seasonal affective disorder giving me a good one-two. But the days are getting longer
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So today I finally got episode 3 online. I missed an episode at the end of November due to having my voice destroyed by a headcold that would’ve made Sauron hope to never be reincarnated. The bounce back wasn’t so… bouncy, so I ended up a few days late on this episode. So it goes,
This is it, NaNoWriMos! We’re on the last stretch, with only three more days after today! It’s the toughest leg of our journey, and I bet you need some inspiration. Well open up your manuscript and get ready, because That’s a Wrap is ten solid minutes of Thomas Bergersen’s ultimate music themes compilations. Although That’s
It seems to me that a lot of us form our musical preferences when we’re growing up. Well, nothing could influence me as much as this track from Mike Oldfield. Despite being relatively obscure, Tubular Bells changed the world of music. It was one of the first albums published by Virgin Records in 1973 and
Hi everyone! So I just published episode 2 of Brian Reads, featuring a story by the very talented and funny Dave D’Alessio. Head over to the Podcasts page to have a listen, if you haven’t already. This episode is only about 13 minutes and should make you smile. The story I wrote for it, Grave
It’s the first Monday of November, and the first Monday of NaNoWriMo. This is often the point where people begin to trip up and lag behind, and if that’s you, you’re probably pretty stressed out. Well, I’ve got something for that. Chaconne by Robert de Visée is a wonderful piece from 1682, masterfully performed by
An orchestra playing Pink Floyd? Really? Yes! Trust me, I was just as skeptical as you. But let me tell you: what you’re about to listen to, if you choose to do so, may be the single best adaptation of a rock song ever. It takes me soaring in ways that even the original doesn’t,
So this week has been ramping up to the release of my new podcast, Brian Reads: Flash Fiction. I’m thrilled to include Stephen Coghlan in this first episode. His story, Kernel of Truth, made for the perfect, light-hearted horror story to end the podcast with. Halloween is a great time to laugh and be scared
It’s probably no surprise to you at all that today’s Music Monday is a piece by Two Steps from Hell. I find their music super inspiring, empowering, and motivating. I listen to their stuff and it makes me want to write! Today’s piece, Impossible, includes a very interesting instrument played by the amazing Merethe Soltvedt.
Certain songs on my playlist make me thing of certain characters. Today I’m sharing the song that always makes me think of Maggie from The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle. Enjoy!