5 tips for surviving Halloween

What’s that? You mean, you don’t want to be scared to the point of your hair falling out and your eyes turning to ice? You mean you’d rather think about what presents to get little Bobby for Christmas? You mean you’d rather drink sherry for breakfast and try out your new recipe for how to…

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Halloween is coming…

Oh yes it is, with its claws and teeth and shifty eyes. With its heart-warming soups and hollowed out pumpkins. With its children that knock on your door and blackmail you into giving them a nasty case of tooth rot. And by far and away it’s the best time of year – the nights draw…

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Grind Spark – the complete earworm sessions

It’s time to close the book on Grind Spark. Not completely, there’s still tweaks and edits afoot. But times are a-changing and new WIPs (Work in Progress, Walrus in Pants, Wet Insidious Pulses… whatever takes your fancy) with whole new earworms are calling. So it’s time to wrap up the Grind Spark playlist. I present…

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Grind Spark Earworm #15 – John Murphy

It’s Grind Spark earworm time everybody, and this week we’re sort of staying with the soundtrack theme. Last time we listened to the hauntingly beautiful Hungry Face by Mogwai, featured on the TV series Les Revenants. This time we’re listening to a song that still sends shivers up my spine. A song that spreads out…

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The horrors you feed me

Last week in the dust lounge, I asked you to wine and dine me with your horror suggestions. I wanted to stuff my face with the best horror films and books you could cook up. I wanted to gorge myself until the sweat poured from my eyebags and my stomach stretched around a stinking beast…

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Feed me horror, fiends

So, I finished a pretty darn big project last week. I mean finished it. I mean edited it right through to the end, and now, I think, most of the words are in nearly the right order. Or as much in the right order as they’re going to get for now. *Insert balloons, wine, general…

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