Archive for February, 2008

The Great Fire of Gaia – 3 –

Posted in Art, Books, Life, Short Stories, The Great fire of Gaia, Thoughts, Writing with tags , , , on February 26, 2008 by kevmoore

The Great Fire of Gaia

As the cities of man fall prey to the ever increasing flames consuming all before them like malevolent demon’s tongues, Zhindu , calling on the golden lifeforce of the tree-peoples council, rescues and restores Petamine, drawing her fully into the Other Dimension.

But her own essence, severely depleted in this selfless act, renders her almost immobile. Zhindu grimly hangs on, determined that Petamine, now whole, should not fall back through the nexus into Gaia’s flaming inferno.

Lorcan and En’kara look on, overjoyed at Petamine’s salvation, but despairing at the weakening of Zhindu, their leader. If she cannot free herself from this energy-sapping torpor, who will lead them?

A continuing Tale by Kev Moore, inspired by the Fantascapes series by Miki

Miki & Kev Moore both on Planet Goodaboom

The Great Fire of Gaia – 2 –

Posted in Art, Books, Life, News, Poems, Short Stories, The Great fire of Gaia, Writing with tags , , , , on February 19, 2008 by kevmoore
Gaia 2

The council convened, trying desperately to link their life force to pull yet another of the tree people through to the safety of the Other Dimension, but all at once, a blinding phosphorescence, and the creature began to immolate in the searing heat.

The ensuing blast sent shock waves into the Other Dimension, and the council members bowed under the pressure, fearful that their haven too, would suffer the same fiery fate that was consuming Gaia.

Imperious, the tall, black figure of Zhindu floated amongst the council, her grim determination almost palpable.

“We cannot continue to lose our people like this!” she exclaimed, with quiet, terrible anger.

The three council members began sobbing, and the cool breezes of the Other Dimension caressed their branches, mute to their cries.

A continuing Tale by Kev Moore, inspired by the Fantascapes series by Miki

Miki & Kev Moore both on Planet Goodaboom

The Great Fire of Gaia – 1 –

Posted in Art, Books, Music, Short Stories, Writing with tags , , , , on February 17, 2008 by kevmoore

Gaia 1

He stared in horror as the red fire began to eat into her lower torso. He swore he could feel the unbearable heat, even though he was safe in the soft cooling breezes of the Other Dimension.

He looked helplessly to E’nkara..

“I cant save her!” said Lorcan

“But look, she’s nearly through!” shouted E’nkara.

They both gazed in horror as the head and shoulders of Petamine reared up in their dimension. Her screams of agony shattered the stillness there.

“She won’t….she can’t survive” gasped Lorcan, “not unless she’s intact.”

They stood, silent sentinels, witnessing the merciful cessation of Petamine’s screams. The portal closed, her ragged torso severed, and already returned to muted wood, a charred, accusatory finger pointing skywards.

“It will claim them all!” whispered E’nkara

“No!” exclaimed Lorcan, head bowed in concentration. “We must help them cross over, before the whole planet becomes a fireball.”

The purple and gold reflections in the cosmos, so beautiful in this, the Other Dimension, caused them to shudder, for they knew that they were but a window onto the fires ravaging Gaia, their lost home.

A continuing Tale by Kev Moore , inspired by the Fantascapes series by Miki

Miki & Kev Moore both on Planet Goodaboom

A Great Fire – a glowing ember thrown up by the explosion of Miki and Susans Fantascape project

Posted in Art, Books, Music, Short Stories, The Great fire of Gaia, Writing with tags , , , on February 17, 2008 by kevmoore

Over the last week or so, I began to feel the rumblings of something, like a large truck hurtling down a distant highway, or the fading aftershocks of a great earthquake…It actually turned out to be the meeting of artistic minds, as my partner Miki, and our friend, the californian artist, Susan Cornelis, began to formulate a project entitled “Fantascapes” , where each would create a new painting, publishing alternately, each inspiring the other, in a spiralling series of creativity. it is a colurful and exciting journey into the unknown, and Susan and Miki kindly suggested I should jump on for the ride. I was flattered, but was preoccupied with putting a solo show together here in Spain.

Miki, in her usual highly effective manner, prompted me that I really ought to do something. So, solo show done and dusted, I took up the baton. And I’m going to run with it. Each painting, in turn, will be the soundboard for a section of a continuing story which will unfold as we go. Miki´s paintings will form the story, Susan´s paintings will form a short film to which I will write an original piece of music whenher series is finished.

I have no idea what will happen. Let’s see where it takes us!

Kev Moore

…but you don’t actually want to LIVE in Somalia, do you?

Posted in Life, News, Politics, Religion, Thoughts, Writing with tags , , on February 11, 2008 by kevmoore

I found this report on the BBC News page, and almost exploded with outrage! How the hell can this guy be serious? He comes to live in the UK, enjoying his freedoms and benefits from the hell-hole of Somalia and yet;

Aydarus Yusuf has lived in the UK for the past 15 years, but he feels more bound by the traditional law of his country of birth – Somalia – than he does by the law of England and Wales.

“Us Somalis, wherever we are in the world, we have our own law. It’s not Islamic, it’s not religious – it’s just a cultural thing.”

What planet is this guy on? And what the hell is happening when even the Head of the Anglican church thinks adoption of Shariah law in part is inevitable??

 This is Britain!! We have one law for all, BECAUSE ITS FAIR! If you don’t like it , go back to Somalia, where I’m sure you will be subject to the letter of the law you so dearly love.

As long as the government continue to pander to the ludicrous views of these people, they will win. I live in Spain, am I supposed to argue if stopped by La Guardia Civil that I dont really feel obliged to listen to them, because “its a cultural thing”? My god, its a madhouse, and nobody seems to have the courage to do anything about it.

Just when will Britain wake up and smell the coffee?

Posted in Family, Life, News, Politics, Teaching, Thoughts, Writing with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2008 by kevmoore

Orpington Vandals 

Vandals at Orpington Rail Station throw paint at the walls. A good argument for sterilisation, or in this pillock’s case, smothering at birth. His mother must be so proud.

Teacher, Linda Walker, (50) has been cleared on appeal, after serving 5 weeks of a 6 months custodial sentence for firing an airgun near two youths who were harrassing her outside her home in Urmston, Manchester. She now has a 12 month suspended sentence hanging over her head.

What the hell is going on? This woman was driven to despair, fearful and angry at the relentless abuse and vandalism to her and her house and garden that wnet unchecked and unpunished by the Police, but oh, the moment she decided to act, SHE was the criminal all right, charged with affray and possessing a firearm.

Last year, Father of three Garry Newlove was KICKED TO DEATH outside his home for trying to protect his wife’s car from being vandalised. Do you know what? If he’d had a gun  and blown the lawless scum to the hell in which they belong, I would have shook his hand, because he would stil be alive to shake it. The perpetrators? Probably being educated at her Majesties Pleasure, and taxpayers expense to a higher standard than our own children, and then given new identities.

I denounce and despise the country in which I used to live when it allows scum like this to wreak havoc and ruin, and take innocent lives.  Great Britain? Don’t make me laugh.

Leaving on a Jet Plane…Coach….Car…..you name it!

Posted in Entertainment, Family, Life, Music, Thoughts, Travel, Writing with tags , , , , on February 5, 2008 by kevmoore

BC Sweet 

That was a tough four days.  When you realise the time on stage in total is around 2 hours 45 minutes, you understand why Graham Oliver from Saxon refers to this as “the minor inconvenience”.  I left home around 3 pm on thursday, drove 2 hours to the airport, flew 2 and a half hours to Luton, spent two hours on a coach, spent an hour freezing to death in a Leicester bus station, spent another hour on a coach,  finally made it to Derby. 

Grabbed a few hours sleep, dropped my sister at work so I could use the car for the weekend, drove up to North Yorkshire (another 2 and a half hours in blizzard conditions) to arrive at the gig at around 5.30pm. Soundchecked, had dinner, went onstage 10pm.

Drove down to Wakefield (1 hour, sub-zero) got into hotel for the night. Managed to spend around 4 hours with my son on Saturday before driving South (1 hour) to rendezvous with the lads again for the second gig. Soundchecked at 6pm, onstage for two shows, 9.30 and 11pm.

Drove to Derby after the show (40 minutes) slept 5 hours, got a lift from my sister down to the Coach stop. Left Derby at 08.25am, arrived Milton Keynes coach depot (not nice) around 2 hours later, and spent a further 2 hours sat there waiting for a connceting bus, which eventually took me to Luton Airport for 1.20pm. An hour later, my flight should be leaving. It’s delayed by and hour. I eventually land in Murcia at 7pm, and proceed to drive 2 hours, arriving home around 9.30 pm.

Thats around 76 hours away, most of it on the road, to spend under 3 hours on stage.

Am I mad? Probably.

Kev Moore