Clowning about is all that’s left to me…

Did you know clowns paint their faces on an egg to trademark then and that there’s such a thing as the Clown Egg Register?

(99% certain that was a Fall album in the late 80s, etc)

We went to see this as a family on the 29th May 2015. I know this because I’ve been looking through old photos today for a thing on Facebook.

I wrote the first draft of a poem called Shells at sometime before 2018 but after May 2015— it was before I started adding dates to drafts (and I can’t remember which notebook it will be in). I finished the poem in 2018, 4th August after 12 drafts.

It’s on its 10th (and probably last) submission, and has currently been out for 187 days. It has nothing to do with clowns, but it was started off by this visit. And now we’re here on 10th May 2020. Spooky, hey?*

* Not spooky at all, but you’ve read this far…you may as well finish the rest and then go and write your own clown poem

THE WEEK IN STATS – should I be calling this the R Numbers???

9.2 k running – The .2 is important. Not a bad week, an awful week. 6K earlier was the nadir, I think any fitness I did have has evaporated. So, back on it from Tuesday.

2 days of Statistics training via Zoom. My god, it’s fascinating stuff, but my brain melted out of my ears by the end

1 brand new poem written. – Almost out of nowhere…a brief discussion about car purchases and then the next thing I know…a draft arrived. It’s not on V3 and I quite like it…

2 poems worked on

3 separate submissions

2 reviews published – See reviews page for details

2 more reviews written and submitted

7 Billion Hangouts for work

0 rejections – Woohoo, but also I wish the outstanding subs would hurry the fuck up and make a decision

Over 186 days now for submissions being out with Tangerine, North and Lonely Crowd. I should count from the window closing and I’m not complaining (much) about waiting, but I’d love to just know one way or the other.

1 day without cigarettes. Fits and starts, yeah!!

1 more week that I’m not having an affair with Eva Green


  1. Controlled Burning
  2. Choice Tournament.
  3. Chris, Alive


Coffee Grinder
Coffee from local folks – Carnival Coffee
Screen Cleaner

Paul Farley – The Mizzy
Roy Marshall – After Montale
Olivia Walwyn – En Route
Joan Lennon – Little Red Hat
Tom Sharp – The Weeping Cufflinks
Julie Mellor – Out of The Weather

Rise of Skywalker for Star Wars Day. Flo insisted.
WestWorld S3 E7-8
Spooks S4 – E5-10

Listened to:
Still going back through old albums…via iTunes to avoid killing the wifi while streaming.

Terry Callier – Fire On Ice
Laura Veirs – Riptide
Le Orme – Ad Gloriam
King Tubby – Declaration of Dub
Kingmaker – Eat Yourself Whole

Julien Baker
Turn Out The Lights
Sprained Ankle
All the singles

Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog Is Rising
Must You Smash Your Ears Before You learn to listen…

Jim James – Uniform Distortion
The Breeders – Mountain Battles
John Coltrane & Don Cherry – The Avant-Garde
The Fernweh – ST
Feist -Let It Die
Evan Dando – Baby I’m Bored
Eulenspygel – Eulenspygel 2
Eve & The Last Waltz – Straight Up To The Sky
Emily Barker – The Toerag Sessions
El Vy – Return To The Moon
Eilen Jewell – Sea of Tears
Eggman – First Fruits Fall
Eddie Vedder – Ukelele Songs
Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
The Duke Spirit – Cuts Across The Land
Tim Finn – ST

The Tiki Tones
Idol Pleasures
Play Songs For The Suburban Savage

This is The Kit
Bashed Out
Krulle Bol
Wriggle Out The Restless

Soul Asylum – Grave Dancers Union
Sons & Daughters – This Gift

The Soft Pack

The Prisoners – The WisermiserDemelza
Gemma Ray – Down Baby Down
The Byrds – Notorious Byrd Brothers
VA – Algo Salvaje Vol. 2 (Untamed 60s Beat And Garage Nuggets From Spain)
Cajun Dance Party  – The Colourful Life
The Blue Nile – Hats
Desert Island Discs – Simon Armitage

Fizzy Thoughts

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