Star Studded Super Step has been online for four years. My first post on 16 March, 2006 was on a blog named “TBC” which stood for “To Be Confirmed”. A month or two later I decided on a title, choosing the name of Poor Old Lu‘s 1995 album, Star Studded Super Step. It had been a toss up between that and a couple of their other songs, A Snowfallen Desert and For the Love of My Country. I guess I chose the name for its originality – the line is only used once, in the song Sometimes Cry:
…sometimes we need to hide, sometimes cry
run away, far away – to Yahweh, He’s my hideaway
star-studded-super-step, yeah, you’ve turned around again…
And I’m not really sure what it means, but it sounds good. Over the years I’ve written about the mysterious Mr. Raxworthy and an unfinished, four-part story entitled Coffee – Lydie and Jono also helped with this. I’ve explored some slightly bizarre, analogous, exaggerated autobiographical raves which I still look back on with bemusement – John’s stories were my inspiration to try this style. I’ve done a series of posts on Timeless Cinematic Moments, which have been fun. I’ve written three (no, there’s no other way to say it), three romantic poems, and another nice one too, entitled “Most Tranquil“. I’m still working on the third you know poem, it’s not quite right yet.
There’s a very serious side to my blog too. I have been writing a lot recently about abortion and the arguments for and against it. I’ve written in the past in particular about social engineering particularly as it relates to public education. I’m also increasingly focusing on the state of the fight for freedom; at the front of the line, in the United States – with the vast majority of my readers being from that fair country. Philosophical discourse has been, and will continue to be a feature of the blog. I’ve discussed some theological concepts and explained the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my own words a couple of times too. I’m not going to shut up about what I believe: There’s nothing you can do to shut me up when I’m speaking the truth.
Right, so what’s with the picture of the guy with the t-shirt on his head? It’s a scene from the movie Gerry, directed by Gus van Sant, about two friends – both named Gerry, starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. And cheers to for the sweet-as background photo, I think it’s here to stay. I’m hoping to pick up the slack and post more frequently on issues that you and I care about.
To the days.