A.J. Walker

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Difficult Time; Still Writing

It goes without saying.... 

.... Anyway, notwithstanding all of that, one of my aims this year was to do some more writing outside my normal short fiction and VSSing and to that end I have put my head above the parapet with the website GetIntoThis. 

My first piece for it was a gig review of Romeo Stodart (of Magic Numbers fame) at the Philharmonic Hall. Two days later the Phil shut down and by the end of the week all the venues were closed. So that put paid to doing any more live reviews. Since then though I’ve managed to do a couple more things for the website including a piece on Liverpool pubs, which discussed my last two days of going to the pubs and dreams of returning - along with a guide to some of the places that you can still go to to get beers in. 

I’ve also done a couple of pieces from Press Releases on new albums, namely Laura Marling (by the way get the album, it’s wonderful) and Kamasi Washington

Wrote a quick 160 words about my view on Sefton Park with its 148th birthday on Monday (there is a shortage of things to write about without gigs). 

Road to

Another piece has gone up this week on driving during lockdown and another will go up shortly announcing an upcoming album. So that'll be seven bits of writing, not prolific but not bad as it’s six pieces more than nothing. 

Keen to do more as and when. But I need to do some serious fiction writing - that is seriously getting it done, not necessarily serious of subject.  Wondering how best to do this. How many times have I planned, or almost planned, but not committed. Yes folks, even if you didn’t already think it, it is time for A.J. Walker to be committed
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That Was The Month That Was

An April Playlist

Last time I was the VSS365 prompter I took all the words from pub names in Liverpool or names of hop varieties. This time I went for one of my other loves: music. All the words chosen were from song titles from some of my favourite recording artists. Quite a few of the songs were picked up by some of the VSSers even if they didn't realise all of them were sourced that way - I mean why would you?


April Words


In order that the words came up in April, I suppose your unwitting playlist, the songs were as follows:

‘Run Chicken Run - Felice Brothers
Kicking Television’ - Wilco
‘We Will Rock You’ - Queen
Orange Crush’ - R.E.M.
Classic Cars’ - Bright Eyes
‘Hell is Chrome’ - Wilco
‘Crane Wife’ - Decemberists
‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ -  Beatles
Telegraph Road’ - Dire Straits
‘Splendid Isolation’ - Warren Zevon
‘Rescue Blues’ - Ryan Adams
Desperado Under the Eaves’ - Warren Zevon
‘Somewhere down the Road’ - Chuck Prophet
Shelter from the Storm’ - Bob Dylan
Tumbling Dice’ - Rolling Stones
Desolation Row’ - Bob Dylan
‘Couldn’t Get Arrested’ - Green On Red
Blue’ - Jayhawks
‘Sullivan Street’ - Counting Crows
‘Smack Dab in the Middle’ - Ry Cooder
Ruby Tuesday’ - Rolling Stones
Radio (Free Europe)’ -  R.E.M.
‘Space Oddity’ - David Bowie
‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ -  Neil Young
Mittens’ - Frank Turner
Heavyweight Champion of the World’ - Reverend & the Makers
Killing Moon’ - Echo & the Bunnymen
‘I am the Resurrection’ - Stone Roses
‘Perfectly Good Guitar’ - John Hiatt
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Alcoholiday’ - Teenage Fanclub


Not a bad jukebox - if I do say so myself - and not a bad month of VSS writing either. Thanks to all those that got involved and for the kind comments too.

Oh, and if you fancy some background listening while you're writing then I've put the
April Playlist on Spotify. One of my faves ('Somewhere Down the Road') is missing as it's not on Spotify, but all the others are there.

VSS Playlist
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