A hop, skip and a jump into the beyond.

Hi, 

Trust you're well. Welcome to blog section you curious creature. 

This post has no particular direction, but sometimes that can be a good thing. A lot has changed. A lot of darts have been thrown with my eyes closed. A lot of them landed in great places, some landed in the rubbish tip across town. So, here's a mixed bag of updates. Some good, some sad. 

  • I've written two new screen plays. Both started out with serious subjects but suddenly became dark comedies. This is how most of my writing turns out.   
  • Wrote a book load of flash fiction for the Dublin International Film Festival. That was fun and challenging. I tried to keep my extra short stories to six or eight words. Give it a try. 
  • I'm developing a delicious new condiment that I hope will grace your tables someday soon.  
  • Currently in the process of moving in with my partner. Naturally, it's terrifying and exciting. 
  • My brother is finally making the trip home from California after 5 years and he's bringing something special, my nephew. Not to mention, his wife and my good friend. 
  • My grandfather (Larry Jordan) passed away. He was a true example of a gentleman and a great friend. When I was a little fella, he used to take me on a train to the seaside town of Bray and spend every penny putting me on fairground rides and arcade machines. He would turn his pockets inside out for anyone in need of a good laugh. I could write a book about the man. Everyone has a Larry Jordan story. I'd like to give you a few, but I'll save that for another time. 

I didn't expect to write that last one, first time I've given it thought in a while. Probably because I've been avoiding the reality. None the less, it's always good to talk (or type) these things out.

So, back to my first sentence. Writing without direction can be a good thing. As cliché as this sounds, your subconscious will lead you somewhere unexpected.  

One last thing, click  both links for a good time

Talk soon folks,

RC    

 

 

 

 

Things on my mind

1. I finished a new short story! It’s a comedy based on true events involving false convictions, an undercover agent and a short journey in a cab. I’m quite happy with this one, so it’ll be the first time I submit a piece to the Austin Screenwriters Short Film competition. Needless to say, I’m anxious, nervous, full of doubt and excited to see what happens. A pretty confusing cocktail of emotions but it feels good. 

 

2. I’m skateboarding again and loving it. The abuse from the general public is hilarious but it could be worse, I could be a cyclist. Now those guys have a bad rap. 

 

3. Getting geared up for the Cannes Young Lions briefing. Always love this one. 

 

4. Running off all the pizzas I ate in 2016. 

 

5. Pavement - Cut Your hair. 

Things on my mind:

"There's a lullaby for suffering" - Leonard Cohen

The art of arguing is turning to dust.     

Keep it on the level and give your heart a medal. 

Planet News. 

Dwayne Wade's first fight against Miami as a Bull. 

A Tribe Called Quest. Keeping it real.  

 

 

 

 

Things on my mind:

The Rolling Stones are overrated. I'll convince you why if you ask.  

House music keeps me focused but it doesn't mean I like it. 

How jolly is a Jolly Rancher? 

Short Story Shooters. This was an old writing project idea. Quite simply, I'd send rolls of film to photographers all over the world with a note that said, "shoot anything you like with this roll of film and send it back to me". When the rolls found their way back, I'd develop the shots and write fictional short stories based on what I got. Sounds pretty cool right? Well, I may make it happen shortly.

The Chicago Bulls need to wake up. 

Breakbeat Poets. 

This.

 

 

 

Things on my mind:

Dancing like a sweaty lunatic on my 26th Birthday. 

Dumping my iPhone for the Google Pixel. 

The Chicago Bulls. 

My next move. 

Tasting and smelling music. 

Playing a monster at a haunted house. 

This.

 

 

 

Things on my mind:

Irish hip-hop charmers Hare Squead, JAFARIS and Soulé.

The NBA 2016/17 season.

The gruesome history of fake blood in Hollywood. 

Writing about the NBA.

Who is the Trumpiest Trump who isn't Trump?

Ozzy Osbourne was over rated.