1. Writing in the same room for a decade produces an awful lot of a paper. List of ideas and projected projects as long as two of your arms. Some I like. Some are nuts. Particularly like the first drafts of things that morphed into other things over time. I found the idea for a radio play (Man Bites Dog) that mated with the folk song cycle (Unrealistic Songs of Old England) that became The Kilburn Social Club.
2. This is my current favourite song. William Shatner and Ben Folds. Proper contempt for the armchair riders. I can't get enough of it.