A cynical so-and-so and Egyptologist. I'm a bit of an artist on the side, and a bit of a musician on the other side.
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On the fragility of life.

I have done a lot of bizarre and wonderful things in my lifetime.

I have painted portraits that have been mistaken for production photos, I have discovered Egyptian tombs, I have illustrated for tv shows, and most recently I’ve composed, produced and played a half-hour musical in a week.

I have been all over the world, I can play the piano, violin, trombone and other assorted instruments, I can read Latin and Egyptian hieroglyphs, and, when required, I can hold my own in a philosophical discussion.

And while all of this makes for great conversation at parties and dinners, does any of it actually give my life any value or meaning?

In the end… No. Not really.

But then again, what value or meaning does life have except whatever we attach to it on an individual and personal level? The attributes or experiences that you assign value are not necessarily going to be the same as the things I would call valuable - and even if they were, the measure of value can only be constructed by you and whatever external factors have impacted your values system. You should focus on your own goals and dreams they say - that’s what’s important. You can make yourself worth what you want to be worth they say.

I say screw value.

I say screw meaning.

They are just concepts that attach themselves to this absurd external scoring system to which we are all of us held inexorably accountable and by which we all (somewhat cyclically) only seem to find greater ease in worrying about life.

There is a choice we have from the moment it is brought to our attention, and that is to live life or to perish.

There is no false dichotomy to be found here. No grey area.

There is no measure by which any one of us can determine whether we should choose one path or the other.

Live or perish.

It’s a delicate decision once you cut it down to the basics.

Make your worth measurable… or don’t.

In the end it will only make one difference.

And that difference will be to you.

(Now read this backwards and see how a depressing message turns into one of hope and joy.)

(I’m totally kidding - there is no hope or joy to be found here tonight.)


Dear lord,

Please help me to tolerate the irreparably stupid and ignorant, the intolerably narcissistic and arrogant, the irritatingly contrary, the unpleasantly inconsiderate, and the three other people I’ve missed out.

whatsaboomlakalaka replied to your audio post “The beginning isn’t the strongest… I’m awful at portraying feeling…”


:) soz love just sorta happened haha

Really sorry btw to everyone who has sent me lovely messages via tumblr recently. I literally post and run (or in many cases, post and sleep).
Your words help me get through the mundanity of my everyday life :)

The beginning isn’t the strongest… I’m awful at portraying feeling vocally… or y’know, just singing and sounding good in general.

Mostly for Anna cause I know she’ll feel me.

This song.

pilferingapples replied to your post “It’s over! The musical was performed and generally well received. …”

A film version? Gosh, do you think you can get the rights ? XD (really WOW AND CONGRATULATIONS, and I really hope so, too, because I wanna hear it!)

Haha thanks love! Yeah that was probably the most exciting part about it - not having to worry about rights :P

It’s over! The musical was performed and generally well received.

Hopefully I’ll have a film version of it to post at some point in the near future.

Step 1: write a musical in 4 days - check.
Step 2: get a cast in to learn it in 3 - check.
Step 3: perform to an adoring public - pending.



"Ahh your art is great, you’re a natural!"

Nah son it’s just years of practice and hard work.

"Oh my gosh you have a natural talent!"


"You have a gift!"


(Source: pheberoni)

*has a full time job*

*storyboards a project for media student friend*

*casually also writes and produces a musical in a week*

My life is actually ridiculous right now.



Sometimes I think about how many little things we probably do every day that would totally mess up the reasoning of a Sherlock-Holmes-style detective.

Like the other day we went to the cinema and I was wearing a shirt with no pockets so I put the ticket in my…

Messing around more with my new sound stuff (fun!) and I re-did one of my favourite tracks because I like seeing things progress and improve.

I hope it’s improved.

  • british people: better stop off at the next motorway services since i've been driving for 3 hours, which is 1 hour more than the highway code recommends!!
  • americans: yeah it's a pretty short drive only like 47 hours if i don't stop
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(Source: vinebox)

Ignore my forgetting the lyrics in the last verse…

This is my new toy’s recording quality :D

I’ve basically had half an hour between work and a meeting this evening to record this so have a listen if you’re interested.

I’m not a fantastic singer, but I enjoy it too much to stop :P