The Crooked Beat

The Shit Eating Pigs of Goa

<HR><h1>The Shit Eating Pigs of Goa</h1>

The Shit Eating Pigs of Goa was the title of a chapter that I cut out of my first book, The Crooked Beat, during the editing process. The gist of The Crooked Beat centred around the 'Freak Circuit' in Thailand and India. So lemme explain wot the circuit was .... …In the 60s a lot of hippies travelled to Thailand and India. The most common (and cheapest) route they took was to land by plane in Singapore, travel overland to Thailand and get a boat to Calcutta.  Once in India they would travel by train to Delhi in the east then down to Goa in the south. Not surprisingly, this became known...

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My Second Book

<HR><h1>My Second Book</h1>

  Unlike singing in a punk band, getting feedback on writing takes some time. If your band sucks, the audience is right in front of you to give immediate feedback. With writing it takes months and months. When I have finished a book, I have a few trusted old friends who give me constructive criticism. Recently, I received an email from one such friend: ----- “Firstly, I finished reading your book, Blockpanda today after printing it out last week. I was impressed by the dramatic improvements in your writing - it is very clear that you have been practicing and honing your craft. The characters...

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