In the latest podcast Ali talks to writer David F. Ross ostensibly about his novels The Last Days Of Disco and The Rise & Fall Of The Miraculous Vespas and the forthcoming The Man Who Loved Islands, but the conversation veers off in many interesting directions.
They discuss the motivation behind this relatively new career as a writer, what inspired him to set his novels in Kilmarnock, the importance of remaining true to people and places, the golden years of mobile discos, the central importance of music in his work, architecture, and morality – and I don’t mean the 1981 OMD album.
All writers take different paths, but some are more different than others and it’s fair to say that David’s is unique. Any one who is interested in writing will find what he has to say on the subject fascinating. But there is something for everyone here, including tips for any budding DJs, a mutual love-in about Postcard Records, and the importance of creative subjects in education. Social, political, cultural, and artistic – all those boxes are ticked in this podcast.
It was great fun to record and we hope that comes across as you listen. If you want to know more about David, you can visit his website, follow him on Twitter, or get the latest news from his publisher, Orenda Books.
As mentioned by David, there are Spotify playlists for The Last Days Of Disco and The Rise & Fall Of The Miraculous Vespas, and be sure to listen to the very end to hear of the podcast to hear The Miraculous Vespas and their hit single ‘It’s A Miracle (Thank You)’.
You can also download it by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud…
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We don’t yet have a guest confirmed for our next podcast, but you’ll be first to know when we have. In the meantime, as a bit of an exclusive, click here for David’s Spotify playlist for the final novel, The Man Who Loved Islands.