I’ve been away for a while, as you’ve probably noticed. Some of that was because my writing time has been taken up with a couple of other projects. Most of it, though, is because a combination of personal, professional, and political stress (mostly professional, if truth be told) led to me having a breakdown on Monday last week and spending ninety minutes screaming about how I want to die. I don’t like to talk about my mental health on here, but recently it’s been… not good.
I’ve had a week off sick, though, and have another two weeks on my sick note, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to have a blog post of one sort or another up every day. I hope, in fact, that this will now be a daily blog like it used to be, but no promises on that front.
The ones I have planned are a review of the Love Revisited gig I saw on referendum night, the next Beach Boys post (on Brian Wilson Live at the Roxy, which I’ve been putting off talking about, because Scott Bennett’s rape conviction in April makes talking about his contributions to the Brian Wilson band very difficult…), the next Batpost (on the 1966 film), more on the Hugos, and a “where next for the Lib Dems after Brexit?” piece.
But for now… links:
Speaking of the Monkees, the Sitcom Club (a very good podcast co-hosted by my friend, sometime songwriting partner, and occasional commenter here Tilt Araiza) has an episode on the Monkees, with my friend Melanie Mitchell (author of a book on the Monkees’ TV show) guesting.
And so to bed. Proper post tomorrow.