Saturday, 29 June 2013

A PERSONAL POST: MY BLACK HOUND OF VENGEANCE

 

If depression is a black dog ambling in your footsteps full of your scent then Anxiety is a Black Hound of Vengeance full of unpredictability. Compliant and well trained one moment the next a vicious attack dog set upon you by your own hidden enemy, whose grip is hard to release. He comes in the shape of the crippling panic attack: a ravenous beast with gluttonous needs. That hound has returned: with full force. The beast turns each day into a lottery of symptoms.
 
Powerful physical side effects that turn the legs and bowels to jelly, are fuelled by his presence: sometimes he is shooed off tail between legs and sometimes he stays for hours scenting blood. I will expel the hound. If I could dispatch him with one fatal strike from a metaphorical broadsword like the barbarian hero above I surely would, but he is more than flesh and bone. He is more pervasive but he is beatable.
 
The hound's nemesis is normality and as I see people going about their daily lives unencumbered by dread and fear, the normality of day to day life is something I crave right now, and it is something that will and must return. 
 
I empathise with other sufferers at these times and recognise that expressing the feeling is important both for writer and potential reader. The cheery disposition that I hope punctuates most of my outpourings will eventually return: this I both hope for and know.
 
 

Friday, 28 June 2013

THE YANCY STREET GANG


If ever there were a group of ne'er do wells with a mission statement of pricking the pomposity of the superhero community it is the Yancy Street Gang. Primarily picking on the ever lovin' blue eyed Thing and the rest of the Fantastic Four they've popped up elsewhere to have a go at others from the cape and cowl brigade of New York. The motley crew has featured members Ben Grimm (the Thing), Nick Fury and colourfully named characters such as Two fisted Tommy Boyd, Dictionary Dawson, Little Larry Lee,Lugwrench Lubowski,Smooth Manny Merengues, Rhythm Ruiz, Hopper Hertnecky and Slugger Sokernowski.
The Yancy Street Gang are the Dead end Kids of the Comic Book world and their various exploits always added a light touch to the adventures of the FF.






But when all is said and done they are a pretty heroic gang who don't take kindly to anyone else picking on their targets.

Monday, 24 June 2013

THR33 FROM THE PAST

The Green Manalishi (with the two prong crown)
Fleetwood Mac

Voodoo Chile
Jimi Hendrix

Riders on the storm
The Doors

Three records that I was exposed to as a child by my older sister, at the time I thought them a bit weird but I certainly grew to love them. I had just got Disney's The Aristocats soundtrack as my first vinyl purchase, which admittedly is not the trendiest of first records bought but come to think of it actually had a couple of cracking Jazz tinged tunes on it

Everybody wants to be a cat
Aristocats Original soundtrack

Monday, 10 June 2013

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