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Episode 01 – Elric part 1 – The Dreaming City

Join Loz and I as we discuss the first published Elric story, The Dreaming City.

As discussed in the episode, be sure to check out the Stormbringer episodes of The Grognard Files (available at https://thegrognardfiles.com/tag/stormbringer/)

Music on this episode is:

Birth of Liquid Pleiades by Tangerine Dream 

Intro music is Veteran of the Psychic Wars by Blue Oyster Cult

Outro music is Baptism by Giantkind (also Loz’s band)

Thanks to Neil (@nelbert1 on twitter) for the ace support and Jonny Royale for the enthusiasm and positivity that ensured I got on and did this.

1967 Lancer edition of Stormbringer

Breakfast in the Ruins Episode 00 – Introduction

The first, introductory episode of the Breakfast in the Ruins podcast. I explain my reasons for my obsession with Moorcock, and my partner Phil joins me for a drink and a chinwag.

Episode One proper will follow over the next couple of days. Meanwhile I’ll try to figure out how to embed players in wordpress!

See you on the moonbeam roads!

Welcome to Derry and Tom’s Roof Gardens

“When in doubt, Karl Glogauer would always return to Derry and Tom’s. He would walk down Kensington Church Street in the summer sunshine, ignoring the boutiques and coffee shops, until he reached the High Street. He would pass the first of the three Great department stores which stood side by side, stern and eternal and beautiful, blotting out the sky, and would go through the tall glass doors of the second store, Derry’s. The strongest of the citadels.”

Michael Moorcock, Breakfast in the Ruins

Thanks for joining me! Over the coming millennia I will be joined by a host of guests, travellers and mere passers-by to enjoy the gardens and ruminate on all things Moorcockian, and occasionally things bearing the distinct scent of the Million Spheres.

This is a fresh endeavour for me so please bear with me whilst I negotiate the moonbeam roads.

“There was no more dangerous kind of madman than one who devoted a good brain and a courageous heart to unhealthy ambitions.” 
― Michael Moorcock, The City in the Autumn Stars: Being a Continuation of the Story of the Von Bek Family and Its Association with Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, and the Cure for the World’s Pain

Professor Hira and Shaky Mo with Windsor Davies just before the nuclear accident at Rhyl – 1976