Following The Nerd Podcast #21

Here’s the latest Following The Nerd radio show, featuring Mr Marc Savage and me, now as an easily downloaded podcast if you missed it live: ‘Something good, for good…’

As well as all the usual news and reviews from the world of Nerd – Prometheus! Gary Oldman is Robobcop’s dad! Marvel give us a gay marriage! – we also have two great interviews for your listening pleasure too.

First up we’re going to be speaking to Music Video Director Daniel Azarian and band Whisperado’s lead singer Jon Sobel about their new song and video that is making waves all over the entertainment world, Teenage Popstar. The Video by Underdog Entertainment has just been picked up by AOL and is featured on AOL Music and is a great take on modern pop culture with a Stepford Wives overtone, so they are really enjoying the moment, the highlight is obviously being on the FTN Podcast!

Then after that we talk to Bobby Reed. Bobby is currently starring in web-series Fletcher Drive and has just finished filming the movie Angry Video Game Nerd. So, no doubt we’ll be getting into those during the interview as well as speaking about his career in theatre and appearing in shows like Law & Order, Sons of Anarchy and Parenthood.

Whew… the party never stops at FTN HQ!

We love doing it, we love you guys and we love that you Nerd it here first…

Following The Nerd – www.followingthenerd.com – all the latest nerd news, reviews, articles & information across all mediums from games to action figures.

Hand in hand

OK, Northern Ireland decision makers … when will you realise that perpetuating a state of apartheid within our Country, starting at the earliest ages by having a state backed segregated education system means that you have no leg to stand on when decrying the fact that sectarianism exists here?

Support and promote integrated education here in Northern Ireland (or the north of the Island if the other offends your delicate sensibilities) and within a few generations there will be no culture of hate, or them and us … just US!

When children from one religion actually grow up and go to school with, hand in hand, children from another religion they will understand and respect each other and THEIR children will not see the differences between them, or feel ‘hate’, simply because of which church (if any) they attend, or which football team they support, but will see the similarities.  Children do that, you see, they find the things that make them alike rather than dwelling on the spurious, man-made devices, that make them different.

Maybe they should be running the damn Country; couldn’t do a worse job, after all!

The Adulterous Life of the Writer

The Adulterous Life of the Writer at Book Life Now.

A while back I was extremely honoured to be asked to contribute a guest article to Book Life Now.  Originally the brainchild of Jeff VanderMeer, who ran it since the original site launch in 2008, it is now under the direction of Morgan Dempsey and a talented bunch of people, Book Life Now focuses on the publishing industry and all aspects of it: writing, editing, print, contracts, covers, release schedules, marketing, publicity, touring, anything and everything that goes into putting a book on the shelf and getting it into readers’ hands.

I jumped at the chance and decided to write my own take on the demands of being a writer when it is only one part of your overall sum.

Please do check it out, tell your friends, and I hope that you enjoy it.

The Adulterous Life of the Writer at Book Life Now.