From ‘Do you?’ to ‘Unreasonable Woman’ to the forthcoming ‘I Woke Up Alive’ my OBSESSION with April Rose Gabrielli’s music!

Ok, so as you know, this summer I launched Cemented Ink! last week, I had the most amazing interview with Singer/Songwriter April Rose Gabrielli that went over my usual time, and with such purpose; it was truly wonderful. It was so awesome to be able to actually sit with April especially since we are soContinue reading “From ‘Do you?’ to ‘Unreasonable Woman’ to the forthcoming ‘I Woke Up Alive’ my OBSESSION with April Rose Gabrielli’s music!”

Meet our newest scribe, Luke Young

For those of you who are regulars on CCIQ Press; you may have noticed a revamping of the Meet the Team page. Every single writer, artist, photographer as part of my collective have been handpicked by me; that being said yesterday offered with it — all sorts of magic. I reached out to Luke YoungContinue reading “Meet our newest scribe, Luke Young”

5 eyes + 300 Teeth + 32 brains = leech idiocy

i have little to no tolerance      for human beings who basically          engulf all of the planets elegance                for their own gain        you know — human leeches        exist for the purpose           to pillageContinue reading “5 eyes + 300 Teeth + 32 brains = leech idiocy”

anatomical vs a mathematical imprint

ever notice unless there is a stencil at times it can be quite tedious to sketch the perfect heart with flourished fantastical curves structure of comprehension as related to its purpose with or without we would be gone because human enigmas are able to feel warmth can be found in places that are least expectedContinue reading “anatomical vs a mathematical imprint”

milk, dark & white

flavours don’t say fuck you — i hate you because of your colour   they speak a little chocolate because they know of nothing with regards to hue of origin   their knowledge is tempered, carved & melted   similar to some humans who do not tolerate hate crimes against those of different — whateverContinue reading “milk, dark & white”

mouth sparklers

t.u.r.n.  o.f.f.  pop rocks, photo credit candy warehouse t.h.e.  l.i.g.h.t.s. you’ve  got to see this… here  don’t look   just open  — pour  the contents directly  into your sweet  tooth riddled pie hole please patiently wait  for the illuminated  multi-hued fireworks display to begin inside your mouth now, drink a soda — freaked out by urban  legendsContinue reading “mouth sparklers”

Time to get your writing muscle going; pre Carnaval de Poésie

I thought it might be fun to have one pre Carnaval de Poésie friendly competition before the serious event begins on Monday August 2, 2021. And, I have a special prizes for the winner not only will you win a Spoken Verse prize by our 4th week judge Tony Moore from his concept album Awake,Continue reading “Time to get your writing muscle going; pre Carnaval de Poésie”

stolen or paid for?

perhaps one could survive on delectable stuffed liquorice creams liquorice creams? there are certain existences like that of jean valjean where the need certainly outweighs the want tragedy imposes upon those who are impoverished — who yearn for a hunger so poignant — it seems one could live on air alone sans nutrition use it…Continue reading “stolen or paid for?”

hmmm, i wonder if bon jovi has a sweet tooth?

i know it probably sounds weird to associate candy with music nevertheless salt water taffy  i have absolutely no choice at this juncture today i selected salt water taffy and when i start to think of the soft chewy and ever flavourful confection i’m reminded   of   promises made throughout my youth   brokenContinue reading “hmmm, i wonder if bon jovi has a sweet tooth?”

sugar daddy, not the kind you might think….

when i think of yummy adhere to your teeth forever goodness sugar daddy photo credit candy warehouse — i begin to dream of sugar daddy’s. they\’ve got to be the best thing on a stick next to that chocolate dipped cheese cake pop i had in maui over —  13 years ago. something about thisContinue reading “sugar daddy, not the kind you might think….”

fall during times of torment; rise when peace isolates solace

my fall down the rabbit holehas forced me to come visage to visagewith humans that have solidified my inner core with the gift of acceptanceeach human being on this earthhas a melange of not only horrific tales also ones that are riddled with a purificationprocess of our own trial by firewe don’t only have thisContinue reading “fall during times of torment; rise when peace isolates solace”


you know that placewhere your humanitydiminishes — with eachdisturbed brain cell? in a similar surroundingof “one flew over thecuckoo’s nest” a placewhere broken craniumsare forced to livein a constantstate of a druggedhaze or a swiss cheesecerebellum that’s had oneto many electric shocktherapy treatments insanity is perpetuatedby those who do nothave the wherewithalto comprehend shatteredbrains areContinue reading “dwindle”

Live Music Returns To The Bedford with Tony Moore & iLO! ❤

Tuesday night, at the Bedford in Balham, in the UK, Tony Moore & iLO once again took to a public stage as live music has returned to this tremendous venue.  The performance this evening by Tony Moore is a beginning to end chronicle of his forthcoming album Awake.  Awake is the type of epic masterpieceContinue reading “Live Music Returns To The Bedford with Tony Moore & iLO! ❤”

Château Lafite Rothschild 1895

Decades ago,         while on a family                     trip to California             I was introduced                       to my first truly lush               & expensive bottle of wine.         At              that                         point            in                     my                              life, I wasn’t         a connoisseur. My best friend              and I were resigned              Continue reading “Château Lafite Rothschild 1895”

Why is it that unbuttoned and folded shirt sleeve cuffs look WICKED when an instrument is being played?

as a vocal student in secondary school       i was constantly around tunes            it was a whimsical experience               to walk on that stage                    in all black, with a rocker               Continue reading “Why is it that unbuttoned and folded shirt sleeve cuffs look WICKED when an instrument is being played?”