I don't ever wonder what I'm going to be doing when I'm in my mid-sixties, that's a whole lifetime away, but if I were to kick back in a very soft beanbag one evening with a remote in my hand and daydream a few hours away, I'm not sure I could come up with something like this if somebody asked me to. I don't even know what I think of it or what it's about:

It's OK... I wasn't looking for an answer, I only went to see if Kiss has released any dates for somewhere I might be this year and this is what I found. I don't really question it anymore. You can criticise all you like, but it beats sitting around watching daytime TV when they tell you you're too old to work anymore.

Nice artwork for the cover of the single though:

I know I said I wasn't looking for answers but if anybody has a clue as to what's going on here or who these girls are, I'd be mighty interested - but apparently not so interested that I'll go and look it up myself...


Had an interesting two-way with Scott (Cole) this morning... in which he flashed me over this article on HST. The important part is this:

When photography gets so technical as to intimidate people, the element of simple enjoyment is bound to suffer. Any man who can see what he wants to get on film will usually find some way to get it; and a man who thinks his equipment is going to see for him is not going to get much of anything.

The same goes for writing - and more than likely anything else you might want to fix your sights on. Everything is as complicated as you want to make it - which also means it's frighteningly simple at the other end of the scale. Everybody has access to a pencil and some paper. Grand total to invest in what you want to do? Around £1 if you're broke as hell - you could probably steal a lifetimes worth of pencils from Argos if you're really desperate. As for paper? There's always something to write on. If you're still not writing with these basics, maybe that's not what you're supposed to be doing.

Honestly, if you're struggling with any of this - don't get too caught up in having the latest tools - it's not worth it. It eats all your time, makes you feel inferior and sucks the soul out of your bones. 

Tomorrow, there will be a new tool, a new lens - there's always something you can't afford that you think will make you feel more like the person you want to be.

This is what I think I need right now to make myself feel like a real writer:

But the only tools you need to know how to use properly are the ones inside your head.