what is love

More quarantine musings. Yesterday I went out for another walk. It felt good to move, although the snow makes it difficult to get past people. A woman went by, talking on her phone. She let out a long breath as she passed. Sometimes I think about the molecules of scent. If I can smell someone,… Continue reading what is love

Stromboli

Stromboli This is why you don’t read the preface, or worse, the introduction, first. It’s useful if you’re a student trying to grasp on immediately to what the conventional wisdom is about something, trying to pass a course. Dig in to what they expect you to know. On one level, so sensible. But for making… Continue reading Stromboli

The Review I Never Thought I’d Write – The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Really, the review I never thought I’d write. The Strokes.  The New Abnormal. Someone asked what that meant. Well… Have you been to any of their concerts? Who were you? Not bro, not high school girl, not rich banker, not any of the Jeffrey Epstein group or anyone looking for trash and punk in the… Continue reading The Review I Never Thought I’d Write – The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Write, resist, repeat

Hello everyone Hola todos Salut à tous in every language, to everyone. Now as we watch with horror how easy it turned out to be to dismantle an entire system of government, take away rights, and pretend facts are partisan, speaking out is both a risk and a responsibility. Here, on this page, all are… Continue reading Write, resist, repeat

Facebook likes

Good morning! If you haven’t already, come over and like the Facebook page. I’m going to be doing giveaways of signed copies when the likes hit certain numbers! Meanwhile, working on a new chapter this morning. Book three coming along nicely. Alice Severin on Facebook

Access All Areas music and a favorite song

cover AccessI’ve now made a playlist of all the songs mentioned in Access All Areas for amusement and exploration. I hasten to add that this isn’t a “recommended playlist” – as in what you should listen to while reading. You should listen to whatever you like.

Having said that, I’m still going to draw your attention to one of my favorite songs – an obscure Tears for Fears track called “Always in the Past.” Featuring the triple threat of Roland Orzabal, singer, guitarist, and songwriter, it’s moody and strange, and shows off his fantastic voice. I saw one of his solo shows ages ago – it was brilliant, and he was intense.