Well, here it is,,folks, the new Sydney Media Jam..com. After impossible problems with the old site, we are finally back up and running again. You'll see some old stuff, and some new stuff.
It's nice to finally be able to tidy up the books page. There are a couple of new books coming, and of course the old favourites. Hopefully this time things will be easier to find and easier to read.
... And the culture jamming just keeps on coming. Why settle for anything less than changing the world?
My Amazon Author page has all my books, and hopefully soon some music and other things. (I finally found some decent music software.)
This will be the third time I've had to reload the Sydney Media Jam blog, but this time I don't have to worry about out of date PHP, no blog security, et cetera.
Current projects include:
War Is A State Of Mind – I have been writing this book for 14 years, and am about to completely redo it.
Oak – The fourth book in the Threat-Hamster series.
1000 Square Chess Game - A truly fantastic game, if I say so myself, and a lot of fun.
Boho Cookery – Includes The Right To Toast,, and other invaluable contributions.
See my latest DJ journalism work and you'll probably qualify for some sort of compensation
Check out my commercial site here at Sydney Media Services.com for commercial writing services, e-books, etc,
Follow me on LinkedIn. This page includes my current work, and quite a few friends.
My Facebook profile covers a lot of different types of work, and some of my favourite subjects.
Strangely enough, not that much of a fan of social media, that some of the most appreciative people I've ever met have been on Twitter. My Twitter profile says it all.
I always have something weird and wonderful happening, including my HG Wells signed portrait, and other esoteric things. Just follow the prompts for specific pages.
Wherever there's news... Wherever there's news.... There'll be one rather strange Australian bastard writing about it.
Looking for some actual creative writing? Are you utterly insane? In this market? Hire me and prove it.
Perhaps the only signed portrait of HG Wells, painted by my father and signed by Wells on his visit to Australia. I want a lot of money for this painting, partly to make sure it goes to a good home if it goes anywhere. HG Wells Society has informally said that the signature is OK, but you'll need to check it out with a proper expert.
Coming soon, I hope.
BORN;Mornington, Victoria, Australai, despite legitimate public concern, mainly from my parents.
EDUCATION;So I’m told. Don’t believe it myself. Hence the name. These rumors need to be seen in their true perspectives.
CAREER;Spent 20 years in NSW Public Service, rose to rank of Omnipotent Garden Gnome Fancier, (Heterosexual), Clerk, Grade 1-2. Escaped.
AMBITIONS;To write really good, insidious, books.
HOBBIES;Tickling the language, taking a lot of cheap shots and really enjoying it.
OBLIGATORY LITERARY PRETENSIONS; Still working on them, have started Post-Graduate Megalomania Course by public demand. I’m hoping to one day be saluted by a potato. I had thought of trying Monolithic Pseudo Gothic Ultra Quasi-Acceptable Writing, but fell asleep. Founded the Insufferable Pedantic Hacks’ Society out of spite. (The plaque looks so nice in one’s burrow.)
DEMOGRAPHIC TARGETS; Anyone that doesn’t read it should be caught and simpered to death, frequently.
INVALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO THE MYSTERY OF MODERN LIFE; None, too dull, couldn’t be bothered, not worth writing about. If, though, in the course of your reading, you feel the need to destroy civilization, or whatever this is, may I be the first to wish you the best of luck.
ENDEARING LITTLE SUBLIMINAL SALES TECHNIQUES; If you read between the lines, which is coincidentally where the words aren’t.
READING AS HEALTHY EXERCISE; When reading, it may help to twitch sensuously/annoyingly/ominously/fastidiously, whichever is less stressful. Yodeling while reading is considered to be helpful. Why, I don’t know. Therapeutic sneering at furniture or relatives, if you can tell the difference, is also quite effective. Anything that tricks a thought into coming out into the open……...