Still a Nightmare 6

Still a Nightmare
  Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 3: An Inspector Calls Jack woke confused, looking uncertainly around his room. Unable to understand how he could see in the dark, he realised the bedside lamp was on. Reaching to turn it off, something moved in the corner of his eye. His head shot round but there ...

The Rise of Ziggy Stardust 7

The Rise of Ziggy Stardust
  Because David Bowie unveiled Ziggy Stardust fully formed, it is tempting to think he burst from his head of tawny tousled locks with a pair of scissors in one hand and a bottle of Red Hot Red hair-dye in the other. Yet Ziggy was more than a haircut, makeup and clothes; more than songs ...

Happy Thoughts 9

Happy Thoughts
Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 2: Happy Thoughts Jack saw he was besides a lake. From its dark green depths Dan’s face rushed to greet him when he bent for a closer look. Astonished, Jack reached out, causing his brother to vanish in a pool of ripples. As a golden glow shivered over the ...

All the Madmen 11

All the Madmen
  ‘He wants to change it to one of him in a dress! Are you f–king kidding me!’ The outraged executive of American Mercury Records must have thought: This ain’t Rock and Roll. This is suicide! The new cover of The Man Who Sold the World showed long blond-haired David lounging on a chaise in ...
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