The Friends of the Heroes Archive Of Contibutors:

Bob Gray

When Bob Met Mommy and Daddy
The people are really nice. I think they are more American than some of the people that are here. More in your face, you know. Like WHOOOOO!

When Bob Met Mommy and Daddy, part two
Welcome to the second half of a conversation, I had in a filthy dressing room we pinched from the Wannadies, with the delightful duo that is Mommy And Daddy. We return at the point where I try and wind them up with a topic I know to be contentious...

Chris Weaver

A New Season/An O.K Kind Of Moment/Festivities
Tramps dance and/suck loyally on cheap bottles;/Everything basks in this millennial indistinctness/and genial resignation-/EVERYTHING IS O.K

James Benetiz

Stay, Hit, Split
I've decided to wait three more hands and then head outside, not only to flee the casino, but also to flee Harold and Al, both of whom, riding their respective waves of probability, are heading toward a painful crash, most likely into each other.

James Danson Hatcher

Realisation of what was wrong - chapter 1
He took out one of his keys and into the trains plastic window he carved "Saver Returns are less than useful, they only save you £2 and you have to go back home on a set date".

James Wright

Sap Runs In My Veins
I never knew to be sad of the rain because that’s all there really was for me to play in, and so rain was just another playmate for me to chase through the yard, or help me build forts in the sandbox.

Jay Eckard

Music, Marriage and Masturbation-An Interview With Richard Colburn of B&S
I think sometimes Stuart gets embarrassed at the end of "…Arab Strap" and stuff, especially if we're playing hometown shows and, you know in case, his parents or any relations or anybody are there, so he has to make something up for the last little bit th

Doctor Who
In the mid and late-60s, the Doctor’s lady companions were known for screaming their lungs out. Famously, his companion Victoria screamed the Weed Creature out of existence.

Jordi Trenzano

Family: 8 years of magic pop. No spanish lessons required.
If you ever dreamed about a record that combines the innocence of 60s pop with the magic of The Magnetic Fields, The Field Mice or even the best New Order tracks, this record is still the answer


Swansong for Mon
Across the borderlands at night they came, exhausted to the soul and dragging trails of blood behind them. The omens had not been good and the people, blank-eyed or weeping, expected bad news.

The System of Failures
Locks on your door to that bed where you carve those words into the wall. To keep you from going insane. Strangely, you find the greatest comfort in them. The soft lines glowing white in the few scattered rays of sun that somehow found their way in.

Archiving the history of the loneliness - Part 2: the Diner Monologues
Perhaps it was all the coffee and cigarettes that made me stay there in that booth until 7.30 in the morning. But I know it wasn't. It was her eyes.

Archiving the History of Loneliness
We would feed the ducks and geese. And I would find tiny treasures buried under the sand. A toy car. A feather. A pretty leaf. A shiny stone. I would always ask questions.

Mandee Wright

Cayenne Pepper
It is truly nice when there is good stuff to look forward to, like the appearance of your arriving shadow against a bright and alarming background. You told me, firstly, that Iwould never believe you, but that you had honestly misplaced your home.

He knew I was scared, scared of being hooked again or losing others so he put a yellow Band-Aid over it. We had the same thing in mind.

Mark Cassarotto

Me And My Pillow
By 24 I had become bored of living the multi-pillow lifestyle, and I decided to settle down with just one.

Matt Groesbeck

The Voice from the Past and the White City
I am motivated by inertia. It is always easier to keep going when you have the momentum and, of course, the gasoline.

The Great Lake Powell Escape
I didn't really have a reason to go except to momentarily break away from my own life. I had just gotten out of a relationship a few weeks before. True, I was running away from something, but I didn't know what.

It is not good to travel alone
The central processing unit. Center of the universe. Memory flourishes and chokes here. Reality is skewn and discovered here. The mind is a holy place.

Matthew Henderson

I can imagine the young punk, tossing it away... "The Clash have gone off their nut! This isn't punk!" But that's just it. It's the most punk thing in the world.

Melissa S Hill

Minerva Ravenwing

Nick P

DANCE TO A DIFFERENT TUNE through the music, dreaming of nice situations, the chances he had missed, imagining that there were kids close to him loving the same records... trying to find lyrics he wished he had written...

Blue hat for a blue day
I must be the unluckiest kid in the world. I only wanted to make Helen laugh so I gave her that small piece of paper where I had written "look at her stupid hat". But Mrs. Green saw it and now I'm here sitting at my desk trying to write that stupid senten

Athens2004 (or, jump to a different tune)
Then I saw a nice English girl wearing an English flag as a skirt. It would have made a perfect photo. I got the mobile phone out of my pocket and took a picture of her secretly. I wished I had asked her "hey can I take a picture of you?".

Partha Pratim Majumder

Sound Turnaround
It spurred the talk of the town, and was the uber-cool topic at diner tables of sociologists and psychologists throughout India. It was an event blessed during that years lighting celebrations.

What A Toss With Your Boss !
You have just been introduced to your immediate superior or "Boss" , your controlling officer . A person , whom you are to report to every day of three sixty five days a year, and who will be the guy to scribble on your annual appraisal sheet.