Maximum High

Maximum High
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There’s been a flurry of activity on the gig ticket purchasing scene in the last 24 hours. Suddenly I can look forward to the last ever Supergrass gig (Barrowlands), Gorillaz (SECC), Limp Bizkit (Academy) and Biffy Clyro (SECC); four awesome gigs, all by bands I’ve never seen but have been high on my would-love-to-see list for a long time.

Edinburgh is into its third day of high temperatures and sunshine and it’s fabulous. Early morning is a real treat going to work, with a cool but not unpleasant air lifting the clear blue sky and welcoming one into another day. The birds are all chirpy when it’s like that and even better is the silence in the streets—I love dawn with a warm promise.

I love, too, the summer twilight evenings. That point where it’s been a hot day and the sun has fallen but it’s not quite dark yet. Very often I sit in the garden at this time or lie with the windows open and just listen to the quiet of the street and the city in the distance. It was better in Glasgow where you could feel the summer buzz under your skin; Edinburgh is more open and less congested, and I miss that feeling of feeling as though I was inside something alive. London is the same—I miss London.

Anyway, fingers crossed the weather stays like this over the weekend.

I completed and sent off the interview I was working on for the Edinburgh Uni PhD student. I turned 17 questions into 6 pages of in-depth answers from the soul. Hope it’s what the guy wanted.

Worked some more on GATECRASH and began the process of wading through all my submissions that can go back out. I also filtered out the competitions that I want to enter either some fiction or poetry to over the next month or so. It’s a rich time in fiction compos so I intend to make the best of it in the lead up to my Writing New Year in August.

I’m on a real high just now; my life is in tip-top shape. Much of this energy comes from being so busy and productive in my writing life and at work, peace and tranquility at home, and having the freedom to be able to do many of the things I want. I think, somewhow, I’ve managed to achieve a balance between all three.

All that’s missing now is the confirmation of a Shed Seven gig and a summer holiday booking, neither of which, I suspect, are that far off from becoming reality.

Have a great weekend, all. Peace, out!


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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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1 Response to Maximum High

  1. Binny says:

    oh yes the gigs are piling up….. I have Teenage Fanclub and Snow Patrol also, bring them on!!!!!!!! 😀

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