In search of Moorcock-tinged sonic experiences and the stories behind them we pack up and hit the road on a coast to coast trip across the USA to talk Mike, space rock and bleak electronica in the company of SÖNUS and Imrryr. As usual we go off beam a bit. Breakfast in the Ruins is … Continue reading Moorcockian Music – SÖNUS and Imrryr
June already. Ridiculous. The year seems to be running away. Tolstoy said, “The strongest of all warriors are these two—time and patience.” Now, apart from the fact that that is plainly bollocks (the right answer is undoubtedly Conan and Thrud), time has definitely kicked my arse this past month in more ways than one. On … Continue reading Entropic State Report 5th June 2021
BITR has landed on a '20 Best British Fiction Podcasts of 2021' list c/o Best Startup, itself a startup online business magazine looking to showcase British businesses. Breakfast in the Ruins isn't a business of course, but as a hobbyist podcast/t'interweb radio station it's always gratifying to make ANY list. There's some interesting stuff on … Continue reading BITR Nominated as a Top British Fiction Podcast by ‘Best Startup’
Tash's drunken, impromptu competition for her copy of The Dark Straits of Reglathium has been concluded!The lucky winner Graham (aka @opensussex) has received his care package along with a follow up warning from tash:"Please make sure he knows that the clubs will expire before he works out wtf 'game' they play at the start of … Continue reading Dannus Competition Completed!
In the third and final part of our Moorcockian RPG triptych Rob (aka OldShabbyGamer), host of the Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi podcast, joins me at Derry & Toms to talk Moorcock, D&D, when a beer is not a beer, and Tolkien! Graham, Neil and Norman also drop by to talk Stormbringer 3e, ploons, … Continue reading Moorcock and RPGs Part Three – A Deep Fix?
Unbelievably it's May already, 2021 is galloping by, and hanging a shipwrecked monkey suspected of being a French spy is now officially only the second most eye-rollingly baffling thing enacted by the good folks of Hartlepool. Stay strong Hartlepool. I still love you for your patties. They may now be Tory patties but heck... patties … Continue reading Entropic State Report 7th May 2021
Tash is back in Derry & Toms as we embark upon an epic quest to the Jennithusian Continent to search for the perfect one-shit book! Is it Mike Sirota's fourth Dannus opus, The Dark Straits of Reglathium? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT. We talk Sword & Planet fiction and how to ruin expensive spirits, and … Continue reading Dannus – The Dark Straits of Reglathium (a one-shit book?)
Dear friends, As mentioned in the last report, my travails in the editing booth assembling the rum soaked ramblings of Tash and I regarding... DANNUS - THE DARK STRAITS OF REGLATHIUM ...have been challenging, but the process is complete and a new show will be out in the next few days. Meanwhile, the third and … Continue reading Entropic State Report 21st April 2021
Verdun Stimpson 1952 Another show out and what a pleasure it was talking gaming again, this time in the fine company of Ralph Lovegrove. I have another one in the can looking more closely at the seeds of Moorcock planted deep into the early iterations of Dungeons and Dragons with another fine guest, but that … Continue reading Entropic State Report 29th March 2021
Moorcock and RPGs Part Two - STORMHACK! We're back in Derry and Toms and returning to Moorcock's influence and presence in RPGs in the company of Ralph Lovegrove, host of the Fictoplasm Podcast and designer of STORMHACK! We talk Moorcock (obviously), gaming, podcasting and other bits n bobs, as well as Ralph's own take on … Continue reading Moorcock and RPGs Part Two – STORMHACK!