Hi, I wrote this poem. I wanted to write a piece about individuality and feeling alone for being different, and mainly about self-acceptance. This may well be one of my favourite poems I have written, more so than Assburger Asses, The Last Polar Bear, et al. Please enjoy.
From the Facebook posts, news reports of festivals and rainbow coloured stuff everywhere, It can only be one thing: Pride 2017 in London, where we celebrate the LGBT community and their freedom to be themselves. I have one problem with it…LONDON ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY. WHERE’S MANCHESTER PRIDE, OR LIVERPOOL PRIDE, OR BRIGHTON PRIDE? WHY NO UK PRIDE 2017? That annoys me.
Good grief, it’s my 5th year anniversary of writing this blog! Has it really been that long? It certainly has. On the 3rd of July 2012, I created the very website you’re reading this post on, and I welcomed you with a very short post and the image which you can see above the title. Read More
This is perhaps one of the most unique Track by Tracks I have done in the 5 years that this blog existed. I will be reviewing an album made by a group of friends of mine. The Ominous made up of three of my school friends: Kieran, Liam (who I interviewed in my last post), Peter, and their bassist Ted (whom I have not met as of yet), have self-recorded and self-produced their debut album, Once Bitten.
My friends are a part of a sludge metal band called The Ominous and have released their very first album on Saturday the 25th of June. While I am working on my Track By Track Interview, Liam Croft, lead guitarist, kindly agreed to talk to me about the new album in an ‘If you ask Me…’ exclusive. If you’ve not heard any of it yet, feel free to listen to Once Bitten on Spotify as you read this post.