Every Day I Cross the River

It is with a heavy heart that I write this today almost six weeks since the passing of my beautiful sister, Kahlia. We are still so shocked that this nightmare has taken a hold of our family's life, and each passing day our grief and sense of loss gets stronger and more unrelenting. Kahlia was…

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Wake Up Old Man

Inspiration is such a fickle beast and I for one find it difficult to tame and harness.  If it's not a crazy work week getting in the way of your groove then it's the time constraints that are part and parcel of adulting.  I can't complain too much though because these past few months have…

Follow You

I have a secret to share and it's (probably not) going to change the way you think of me:  I love power ballads and over-the-top, emotionally-charged anthems!  Yes, the kind of music that employs clanging power chords, crashing cymbals, slow build-up and bombastic release which is engineered (mostly intentionally) to get your heart and hands…

Finally

These past few weeks have seen a lull roll over the Future Arenas world, a veritable hive of inactivity.  It's been a potent combination of a heavy work-load, sickness, and other stresses that has rendered me incapable of considering what to post next.  Don't feel too sorry for me though as this period has also…

Promos, SoundCloud & Shortcomings

Over the past few months I've been slowly working on a wee bit of advertising and promos for the page and popping them up on my personal social media pages.  This has been an exhilarating and scary undertaking which has forced me to become very reliant on my chosen computer software and the various applications…

Homesick Forever

London has always been a place that has weighed heavy in my imagination.  My grandmother had a great little collection of classic movies that included many depictions of this foggy, immense city that seemed like a cartoon where wormholes opened onto strange scenes and characters.  Further along in my childhood I became infatuated with sporting…

South of Damascus

It has always been a struggle of mine to find a place in the world I inhabit.  Doggedly inquisitive and independent, my family nevertheless found a home in a community that doesn't always treasure those traits.  Desperate to learn more and ask questions, I attended a school that enhanced my introverted side more than it probably…

Blood Brothers

What a crazy, divisive world we live in at the moment.  Families arguing over political ideology, friends going their separate ways after yet another debate on world events, and complete strangers hurling abuse over the latest tweet from a serial aggravator.  The fervour found in the majority of the western world is akin to a…

Take Your Time

I've always been greatly interested in works of art that deal in the ordinary.  Sure, I love the fantastic and surreal, and letting my imagination get carried away in the amazing worlds created by writers, musicians and artists.  In this current cultural and political climate it seems to me that a bit of escapism is…

Common People

Happy New Year everyone!  Thank you so much for returning to my page, I really hope that the holiday period has found you overweight from all the pudding and well rested from the many heated sporting and board game clashes over the past few weeks.  This year is shaping up to be a strange one…