Well I have to admit, things have been slow on the writing front as of late.
But that does not mean there is nothing interesting happening over the last while either!
Yes I continue to prowl around a newer manuscript; which is taking shape slowly. And yes, travel is still on the cards.
In fact, I am just back from Medellin in Colombia after a brief stopover to see friends in Panama - a fantastic experience for a few weeks in the oven that is Colombia and Panama. I will have more to come on that trip when the dust settles.
But moving onto some 'news' and a prevalent interest I am rooted in at the moment - which brings me back into the music again (first time since Rimbaud Records days) - Clonline Radio.
Clonline Radio is an innovative and progressive online radio project based in Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland. The station is broadcasting daily and is the fruit of a hardworking team of individuals.
I am producing a bi-weekly show called 'The Rockers Guide', usually playing music from the fringe - both heavy and light, but always abstract and independent.
You can listen to 'The Rockers Guide' on Clonlineradio.com every second week. Hear previous episodes of the Rockers Guide in the podcast section of Clonlineradio.com now.
A few months ago I spoke with writer Joe Ambrose about 'Writing Tangier' which was broadcast on Clonakilty's Clonline Radio when in its infancy.
We talk about counter-culture living, Iggy Pop, the Beat Generation, life in a vibrant Tangier and writing books.
We also played the music of Iggy Pop, Islamic Diggers, Nass Marrakech and Nass El Ghiwan.
It is a perfect mix of outlaw sounds and hedonistic stories, and is well worth listening to for an insight into the interzone (Tangier) that has informed both of our writing work. 'Writing Tangier: Joe Ambrose and Eamonn Sheehy in conversation'
You can buy Joe's most recent book ‘Tangier Tsunami’ via Amazon.
‘Summer In The City State: Ceuta To Tangier Through Fortress Europe’ by Eamonn Sheehy is available here.
More news on travel and writing soon - over and out, Eamonn.
Eamonn Sheehy - travel writing with a focus on people and culture.