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TOT TAYLOR: 'PUBLISH!! PUBLISH!!' The Story of JOHN NIGHTLY'

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

PUBLISH! PUBLISH!!

I’m counting down the days to my novel ‘The Story of John Nightly’ being published (27 July 2017). After twelve years (give or take a couple) it’ll be a release. Literally. For ‘publish’, read ‘offload’; out of my brain, off my mind, released into the wild.

Like a song I couldn’t get out of my head, or a childhood poem, the book evokes people, events, circumstances and…

An update

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A quick update for all of my pledgers and supporters of the novel to let you know that due to my being consumed by copy-editing… and the proofs for ‘The Story of John Nightly’ — I am currently fairly unavailable on MEDIUM (i.e. in words) but reasonably available on Instagram @tottaylor  (i. e. in pictures) if you follow my photo-album there— I am posting ‘enlightening’ images most mornings. I’ll be…

John Nightly: The Update

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

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THE STORY OF JOHN NIGHTLY 

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TOT TAYLOR 

An UPDATE for PLEDGERS and SUPPORTERS of the NOVEL  -  THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2016




“So it’s a kind of … ‘mock-opera’ then?” someone said. 

Clever I thought. “I like that!”, I said, “can I use it in the book?”. “Use what you want”, they said. 



But as you are all aware, the extended tract that is The…

'The Story of John Nightly' by TOT TAYLOR - UPDATE: 10 May 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

To all Supporters and Pledgers of the novel: firstly, thank you for the many, many pledges which has made it possible for 'The Story of John Nightly' to exist. We hit the funding target on schedule thanks to your generosity and interest in this (very involved) story of 'absolute creativity' - in this case applied to music. It's a long novel - approx 1,000 pages - so I will now be finessing all of…

Soho Radio

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

To answer all of your questions the PLAYLIST from my DJ stint on @SohoRadio 11-2-2016

The theme:  so-called ‘pop’ records which were adapted from so-called ‘classical music’ sources or thereabouts…relive it at https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/soho-garage-11022016/

Here’s the List and - thank you for listening and taking an interest…

THE WINTER CONSORT:  ‘Allemande’ (A&M) 1968

LOVE SCULPTURE…

TOT TAYLOR - On BOWIE

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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‘glittering words, shimmering chords, soaring voice, dazzling smile. He must have been a very special man indeed…’



That was my faltering, (twittering) voice the day he died. Usually, when someone you don’t actually know, but admire (greatly), leaves for good, that unfamiliar weird, empty feeling ‘gets better’, i. e. diminishes, as the days go on. But it’s ten days now and that feeling is…

Why I bothered to write The Story of John Nightly

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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The Story of John Nightly     by Tot Taylor

My (very long and involved) one thousand page novel The Story of John Nightly  will be published by the esteemed UNBOUND. At present they are crowdfunding the book, particularly the print - which is (obviously) going to be expensive. Friends told me it was self-indulgent to write such a long thing but having observed the everyday woes, particularly financial…

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