A Poem For All The Women Who Have Died To Live

I wrote this poem back in 2017. Facebook reminded me of it today. I've read it over and over again this evening. I've needed to. I hope it reaches another woman who needs it too. To All The Women Who Have Died To Live To all the women who have lived and died and lived… Continue reading A Poem For All The Women Who Have Died To Live

Art Of Jenny Greenteeth

In recent days, I've been seeing the name Jenny Greenteeth pop up in comments on my favourite place on the Internet - the Folk Horror Revival group on Facebook. Why I haven't taken the time to look into Jenny before I don't know. The other day, I thought to myself: 'Eh, she won't be that… Continue reading Art Of Jenny Greenteeth

Reading In The Dark : Folklore, Myths And Legends Of Britain

Whenever I was at my Granddad's house, he always used to say 'everything here is yours, take whatever you want.' He was a good Yorkshire man with a solid heart and a decent word for everyone. He loved his countryside, his flat cap, and his bargains. One bargain of his was a copy of Folklore,… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : Folklore, Myths And Legends Of Britain

Sound Of The Day : Ensemble Belladonna

I don't like summer. I find myself wishing for it to be over even before it's properly begun. So, today I'm drowning out the sound of kids happily playing in the balmy heat with the song Miri it is while sumer ilast - performed by the brilliant Ensemble Belladona - knowing that it'll be over… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Ensemble Belladonna

Art Of Baba Yaga

Back in the beautiful 90s (yes, I do miss them very much) deep within a tangled wood in a Yorkshire moorland valley, sat Baba Yaga's hut. I was seven when I first learned about it, and I was told, extremely convincingly, that it stood on chicken legs and would wander around at will. I was… Continue reading Art Of Baba Yaga

Sound Of The Day : Slegest

It's been WAY too long since I've listened to Norwegian blackened/doom band SlegestĀ  (though this is the third time they have been my Sound Of The Day) and I've been missing out BIG TIME. Tonight I'm going to give their new album Introvert a listen, but before I do, I want to relish Ho Som… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Slegest

Sound Of The Day : CLANN

Have you heard about Kin Fables? No? Please allow yourself to be introduced through this interview I did back in 2013 with the creators. CLANN brings together all the music from the beautiful and expansive world magicked up by the McKinnon brothers. There's also a more up to date interview here from Beautiful Bizarre. The… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : CLANN

Sound Of The Day : Game Of Thrones – The Bells

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS POST. All day I've been seeing posts complaining about The Bells AKA episode 5 of series 8 of Game Of Thrones, be it because folk think the Dragon Queen has gone mad or because they think the episodes are getting shittier as we draw ever closer to the end. I've… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Game Of Thrones – The Bells

Sound Of The Day : Wendigo

If there's one thing they do well in Quebec it's black metal. Whenever someone says 'you should check this out, it's from Quebec,' I'm always, always interested. Wendigo is one band which was suggested to me, just yesterday as it happens, and I've been really enjoying it. The video I'm sharing below features a series… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Wendigo

Sound Of The Day : Brutus

Accidentally discovering a new band, and becoming so obsessed with the song you discovered them through that even when you're not listening to it, it still manages to give you goosebumps, is one the greatest things there is in life. My latest accidental find (thank you YouTube) was Belgium trio Brutus, whose blend of post-rock,… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Brutus