I do so like the word “interstitial” which I learned from the eminent intellectual blogging chef, Bakerina. This one comes as I embark on a blog fiction which seems already to have a life of its own. I don’t remember writing like this in the past; I just have an incident in my mind, the incident involves characters, and as I draw the characters, the action seems just to unfold of its own accord. Events proceed as the characters dictate, and within a few days of mulling over outcomes, the plot seems obvious – or at least, inevitable – and all I have to do is put the time in and follow through with sufficient detail and care to bring it to life.
It is odd to pass days like this – the fiction is a second reality which lives and breathes with me, as I travel and work on other things, and the onward nature of the writing gives me another wind to breathe and fill my sails.
In the so-called real world, I took part in a fascinating seminar this week – under the name Deek Dannunzio – in Second Life. The real world involved me rising at an ungodly hour and logging onto a virtual one to speak to real people about real issues – copyright, creativity, and the modern ways that blogging, podcasting and the internet have made us both producers and users of content. Without really aiming to I seem to have become a spokesperson for the rights of UK podcasters, in an attempt to establish them before they are taken from us.
I also mastered the single at Abbey Road – what fun that was. I worked with Sean Magee – we used a reel-to-reel and the audio desk which Pink Floyd used to master Dark Side Of The Moon. Sounds great – we really got that self-preservation brass band sound.
The song is released on iTunes May 1st. The funny thing is, it has been such a long process to get it this far, that I feel really detached from the entire thing. We’ll see how it goes. I promise to keep blogging if I become a pop star.