Monthly Archives: September 2015

The speed of sound in lyrics

So. Sam Smith has written the theme song to the new James Bond film, Spectre. A Guardian article about the piece includes his claim that he wrote the lyrics in about 20 minutes. That’s not long. So what are we to understand by that claim? I have a few options. First, it is a boast […]

The second draft

So. I haven’t posted recently, partly because I have been on holiday (very nice, thank you for asking) but mainly because I have been working on the second draft of a non-fiction book. It turns out the revision process is much like going to the dentist. I don’t enjoy it, but I know I have to […]