Tom Ryan

Music

Shame Review

Cheers subside, the crowd crackles electric. A single spotlight has snapped on, silhouetting through piped smoke guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith. Backlit, he lets the room hang like this a moment – then he carves into Dust on Trial, the opener to debut LP Songs of Praise. The riff builds to a crescendo, heart rates rise, the…

Creative Writing

Nightlight

The curtain in the corner is Tucked around the bars (which are Black And cold to touch).   I watched the planeless night until Unlit, morning fogged the pane. Mist. The wet window.   In fairly far apartments The night dance flits.   The hiss of hard strip lighting. Hissing, silent, silence. Mist.   A…