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Waiting for a word from you.

Won’t someone, even just one someone, leave me a comment?

It doesn’t have to be complimentary. It could just be a “Hi. How are you?” It would make me feel just a little less lonely here in the blogosphere. I know there are people out there who do visit otherwise I’d probably just roll myself up in a ball and cry, so what about a word before you go?

A big thank you to those who have purchased and read either of my two books of verse or the more recent book of short stories. I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read and – again – I’d love to hear if you have a favourite. I could even handle a less than complimentary criticism because you have to remember I was an advertising copywriter for many a year and in that job you had to learn to take it on the chin. I had a quote on my wall, from the Simon & Garfunkel song “Homeward Bound”. It read “… and all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity”. See?

I am reminded of those days with every episode I enjoy of “Madmen”. My wife Pamela won’t watch it. She says it’s a documentary and very possibly also a biography. After all, she was there. In the most recent episode I  watched, a group of very strange people enter the agency and the lives of those who work there and things will never be the same. They are, and they really were, the first geeks we had ever seen. They were there to take up a lot of the space previously enjoyed by the creative people and to install the first computer. It took up a whole room; a huge space that had to be completely free of dirt and dust and smoke and creative people in particular. It would eventually change all of our lives and God help us if the power ever fails.

I’m writing about that and other things now, in the memoir of our madmen days which  I hope to publish on-line in a couple of months from now. It is titled “The most fun you can have with your clothes on”. I am pretty certain it will get some comments. Stay tuned.

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  1. King Gazundi*
    King Gazundi* says:

    Hi Pete. Just leaving you a comment so you don’t get too lonely! I remember when I first bought the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument for anyone who may wonder). It was the size of a bar fridge and about three times as heavy – I know because I did transport it around to sessions with the rest of my gear at times – took 8″ floppy discs, had a great thing called a Light Pen, and I could sample sounds up to 2 seconds long! Wow – that was really something! Actually, it was in those days, as no one else had one in Queensland. Invented by two Aussies from Sydney, it too changed the world. The musical one at least. Cheers, Gaz. (*Alan Hartley christened me this at the end of another long session one day – there were many long days, as you’ll remember.)

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