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Between the Lines

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Black and white headlines
Betray grey morality
Fallen leaves turn brown

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #73 Black&White

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Politics, Writing

Gaping

 

By Scott Bailey © 2015

 

Always open, ever weeping
The wound of inequality
But still they slash, cut down their crop
And with contempt they fill their boots
Screaming sights and flashing sounds
Headlines tinged with hate
Keep us poor and keep us scared
Or else eliminate

Posted in General, Music, Technology

The Lost Art of Listening – to Albums

Pink Floyd had a good point when resisting the demands to release their albums digitally. They argued that their music was written to be listened to as a whole – that their songs melded into one another and were not distinct entities.

I am very guilty of that. I hop in the car, switch on my phone and stick it on shuffle* – I enjoy being surprised and not knowing what the next song will be. And as I have a wide and eclectic taste in music it can jump from one genre to the next with some startling contrasts.

However, I have become guilty of only listening to music in this way. I need to sit down, relax, and make the time to listen to a whole album in order the way it was meant to be.

Pink Floyd’s Animals is a good candidate to start with. So I am off to redress the balance.

* (when I am not listening to Audio Books these days).

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Meet the Characters – Richard

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Mankind Limited

Richard

Richard burns. He burns with a fury that is too bright for him to look at. He fights the system in whatever inventive ways he can concoct.

He never asks why he fights or what his ultimate goal is. He just needs the fight.

So defeat almost crushes him, forces him to ask himself questions he has been afraid to ask all his life.

Can he survive the answers?

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Meet the Characters – Sarah

thehouseofbailey

Mankind Limited

Sarah

Sarah is a rebel. Of sorts. She engages in rebellious activity and she is good at it. If anyone had tracked her exploits they might say she was a genius. Because that was correct no one had ever tracked her.

But the truth was that so far in her life she had been a follower not a rebel. She had followed her brother into rebellion and lent her genius to his to fight whatever foe he chose next.

She knew nothing else. It had been her life. And she did not realise that her heart was not in it. Not until the right catalyst lights up her passion and her anger. Then her genius is given the chance to really shine.

Yet will she rise to the challenge?

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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