vandalism |ˈvandlˌizəm| noun action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. DERIVATIVES vandalistic |ˌvandlˈistik| |ˈvøndəˈlɪstɪk| |-ˈlɪstɪk| adjective vandalistically |ˌvandlˈistik(ə)lē| |ˈvøndəˈlɪstək(ə)li| |-ˈlɪstɪk(ə)li| adverb Well, how does this apply to my music and words? I suppose it is the deliberate destruction of standard formulas and set practices in creating my material. I usually start out with some idea that could easily be used in a standard timid fashion. But then I try to think in the opposite direction. Doesn’t always work though. Often it comes full circle and ends up being unfashionably normal again. But sometimes I get it right. I’ll keep trying.
So this is it. Day one in a brand new blog. After a lot of time and effort in researching the various blog niches that are around, I decided I wanted to carefully place my new blog into a narrow and specific category that would immediately be recognised my by readers. A niche that would instantly bring a feeling of ‘this is it’. To make sure my readers get a ‘this is it’ feeling then, I have placed The Vandal Blog under the narrow category of ‘the life, universe and everything’. This could be read as a homage to Douglas Adams, who I continue to adore of course, however it