About BillyNew


Have been writing as a hobby for a few years. Now I feel I want to share some stories and musings with like-minded fellow writers. Tend towards realist fiction, with a slant on music and mod thinking.

Music, literature, films. And, of course, scribbling.
Favorite Books:
The Catcher In The Rye, This Side Of Paradise, Absolute Beginners, Baron's Court All Change, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, A Kind Of Loving, On The Road, Awaydays, Stars Are Stars, Lucky Jim, Billy Liar, The Great Gatsby, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Mayflies, Dancer From The Dance, A Single Man, Goodbye To Berlin, Less Than Zero, Nausea, The Outsider, Notes From The Underground, Coming Up For Air, Keep The Aspidistra Flying etc etc
Favorite Authors:
J D Salinger, F Scott Fitzgerald, Colin MacInnes, Terry Taylor, Alan Sillitoe, Stan Barstow, Jack Kerouac, Kevin Sampson, Kingsley Amis, Keith Waterhouse, Hunter S Thompson, Andrew O'Hagan, Andrew Holleran, Christopher Isherwood, Bret Easton Ellis, Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Orwell
Favorite Movies:
The Graduate, A Kind Of Loving, The Great Gatsby, A Bout De Souffle, Pauline At The Beach, La Collectioneuse, The Dreamers, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Blow Up, Billy Liar, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, Another Country, Dazed And Confused, Masculin Feminin, Band A Part, Pierrot Le Fou, Kill Your Darlings
Favourite TV Shows:
Brideshead Revisited, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Succession, It's A Sin
Favorite Music:
Stones, Weller, Style Council, Jimmy Smith, Prisoners, Makin Time, James Taylor Quartet, Who, Clash, Bowie, Velvet Underground, Orange juice, Small Faces


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Topic: Greetings
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 10:58

Hello to everyone. As I've put in my bio, I've been writing as a hobby for a few years. Now I feel I want to share some stories and musings with like-minded fellow writers. Tend towards realist fiction, with a slant on music and modernist thinking. It's good to be here.

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The Idle Ritch

It's funny how a name can take you back, revive forgotten memories, put you in touch with a simpler, more secure time. It normally happens unexpectedly as well, puts you off your guard. Take this morning. I'm coming down the stairs ready to head off to the office, the recent rumours of redundancies bouncing around my head. I walk into the kitchen and my wife is sitting at the table, over a...

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The Cat

The Cat The longer I’m in limbo, the more the music takes over… You know the moment you put the needle on the record.  When you get the lead-in, the snap, crackle and bop of anticipation.  It always gets me.  Every time.  The second just before the tune kicks in.  You’ve got to feel it.   Take this morning’s offering.  Going by the name of The Cat, courtesy of the legend that was...

Added 14 Jul 2021 | Category Musings | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 243 | 1 Comment

This Is A Low

Pub I go into town on the night I arrive home.  I was bound to.  I’ve been away for a while and I want to see what’s going on.  I have a bit of a sleep when I’ve dumped my stuff in my room but, after that, I’m feeling more refreshed.  Then I have a soak in the bath and get ready.  I leave the house and head up the streets.  It’s weird coming back.  There’s a feeling of novelty about...

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The Last Days

Tuesday 8 June - Grass So what do you do for the last few days of college, when the exams are over?  Have a ball, of course.  You might not have much money to spend, but when did that ever stop you?  These are your salad days, after all, the last before you go out into the big wide world and face what they all call reality.  Best to make the most of it while you can.  Right now,...

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thank you, Billy. Delighted to make your acquaintance. Excuse the puns...
22 Jun 2021 18:13
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