Iggy & Me
For Maura and Eric Lynch, my mother and father. Thank you for opening the door and giving me the eyes to see the opportunity.
Over the coming weeks and months; which sounds like a bit of a slog when I phrase it that way but should instead be read as an invitation to an expedition of intrigue and excitement almost too wonder-filled for the human mind to bear, I will be publishing a series of pieces centred on the life and influence of the song writer, musician, performer, actor and broadcaster Iggy Pop,….and Me. As my mother says- “There’s me and the Pope.”
I will publish an instalment every two weeks and very much hope you will come along, enjoy the ride, feel free to comment and be generous enough to share. It’s important to share.
The first one will be released, like a beast long caged to the dizzy exhilaration of freedom, next Friday.
I look forward to meeting you out there.
I also want to say, I will be linking to songs and other material as I write. That opportunity is one of the great advantages of writing in the internet age. Some of this material will be on Spotify or similar websites/Apps where music can be accessed free of charge. I would encourage everyone reading to consider, if you are genuinely turned on to any of the work focused on here, buying a single or album and sending some positive energy, in the form of money, to the artists. Who has the rights to the early Stooges material I am not sure but it’s a good habit to get into.
About the author-
Jamie Lynch is an Irishman living in England. He is the author of numerous short stories, poems, child’s stories and a novel entitled “Opinion Pieces”. He has been published online and in print. He also writes the lyrics for the band “The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show”, who play at the crossroads where David Cronenberg and Merle Haggard meet. He maintains a blog at http://www.thestoriesihaveinme.wordpress.com.
Read for free: “Bodies” https://thefictionpool.com/2017/01/15/bodies-by-jamie-lynch/; “The Night I got lost on the way home from China” http://www.litro.co.uk/2015/02/the-night-i-got-lost-on-the-way-home-from-china/; “The Pleasures of Reading Short Stories” http://www.litro.co.uk/2014/12/the-pleasures-of-reading-short-stories/
& any- and every- single thing on http://www.thestoriesihaveinme.wordpress.com
The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/medicine-show-136232208
Children’s Stories on Kindle: ”The True Story of how Plopinton got its name” https://www.amazon.co.uk/true-story-how-Plopington-name-ebook/dp/B00DY8S2XM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485361666&sr=8-1&keywords=The+True+story+of+how+plopington+got+its+name
“Small tales of little creatures” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-tales-little-creatures-James-ebook/dp/B008NALXTG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485361727&sr=8-1&keywords=Small+tales+of+little+creatures