Moorcock and RPGs Part Three – A Deep Fix?

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?

Moorcock RPGs and the Journal of Gerard Arthur Connelly

Moorcock RPGs and the Journal of Gerard Arthur Connelly Phil, Loz and I celebrate an all too brief interlude in lockdown life to drink weird porters and muse upon Moorcock's treatment at the hands of tabletop role-playing games. Phil taunts us with her syrupy beer avoidance skills, two-man canoes get far too many mentions and … Continue reading Moorcock RPGs and the Journal of Gerard Arthur Connelly

Episode 06 – Elric of Melniboné Part Two w/ @lozbearfield

Elric of Melniboné Part Two Loz is back with me at Derry and Tom's as we dive into Straasha's ocean depths to prize open the mysteries below and discuss (most of) Book Two of Elric of Melniboné. Elric is full of pith and vinegar for a change and we get a good look at him … Continue reading Episode 06 – Elric of Melniboné Part Two w/ @lozbearfield

Episode 04 – Happy Birthday MM and Phil!!!

Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock and Phil One of the twitter gang tipped me off a few weeks ago that December 18th is Michael Moorcock's birthday. It took a while for the penny to drop, but when it did and my brain was penetrated by the copper and grub of ten thousand grasping fingers, I was … Continue reading Episode 04 – Happy Birthday MM and Phil!!!

Episode 03 – Elric of Melniboné Part one

Elric of Melniboné Part one Loz is back with me at Derry and Tom's as we tackle the 1972 novel Elric of Melniboné. We have a few drinks and muse upon Elric's early pre-wanderer, Stormbringerless years on the Ruby Throne of Imrryr. We also ponder the news of a possible Elric TV show and attempt … Continue reading Episode 03 – Elric of Melniboné Part one

Episode 02 – The Jewel in the Skull Book One

The Jewel in the Skull Book One Natasha and I discuss Book One of The Jewel in the Skull. It's got it all! Moorcock discussion?   Check! Moorcroft?   Sure, why not! Bagging small English towns?   Check! Dogs wagging tails?   Check and check! NOW IN THC SOUND! Thanks are once again due to … Continue reading Episode 02 – The Jewel in the Skull Book One

Breakfast in the Ruins Book Club

Thanks to a great sugestion from a fellow traveller (@walfseo, you know who you are), I'll now be posting in good time to let you know what we'll be covering next. So, with that in mind, dust off your copy of The Jewel in the Skull and get reading. In epsiode 02 Natasha and I … Continue reading Breakfast in the Ruins Book Club

Episode 01 – Elric part 1 – The Dreaming City

The Dreaming City Join Loz and I as we discuss the first published Elric story, The Dreaming City. Loz is an old friend and fellow traveller of the moonbeam roads and will be a regular contributor. In this, the first full-blooded episode of Breakfast in the Ruins we take a look at the first published … Continue reading Episode 01 – Elric part 1 – The Dreaming City

Episode 00 – Introduction to 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 … Continue reading Episode 00 – Introduction to Breakfast in the Ruins

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 … Continue reading Welcome to Derry and Tom’s Roof Gardens