I’ve been messing about with SoundCloud and have recorded myself reading one of my posts from earlier this year, so those of you who’ve never heard my dulcet tones can have whatever illusions you might have been harbouring about my voice shattered.
Before you dive straight into the recording, I recommend listening to The Divine Comedy track that inspired me to write it: Too Young to Die. Far less morbid than the title indicates, it’s a beautiful, wistful song that talks about how, at certain points, you just need to shake off the shackles of a past life and go. Yeah, it’s pretty damn relevant, so turn up your speakers and give it a listen.
OK. That done, are you sitting comfortably?
Then I’ll begin …
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