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Mike Spinney
Location: Massachusetts
Email: spinney(at)2walls.com

"I'm the worst kind of writer – a writer with no soul."

Those are Mike Spinney's own words: the bare-bones, bare-knuckles confession of a man who gave up any hope of artistic redemption the day he signed on with a public relations agency and forfeited his talents in exchange for thirty pieces of silver.

"Ever since I was a skinny high school kid with acne and ill-timed hormonal impulses, I wanted to be a writer," Spinney continues, his breath oddly sweet with the essence of some intoxicating ethereal elixir. "But I got duped, and instead became a shill, a flak, willing partner in innumerable snake-oil schemes.

"Now, to pay for my transgressions, I must eternally walk the Earth in search of a salvation that, for me, does not exist."

But he tries hard.

Indeed, Mike is a public relations man. You'll find his name atop press releases associated with various high technology concerns. His writing has appeared in numerous respected high tech trade publications, too – with someone else's name credited.

Trying hard to give his writing life and meaning, Mike has re-launched his freelance career, focusing on creating angling features for sporting magazines. 2003 will see his byline in magazines such as TIDE, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, New England Game & Fish and others.

If you see Mike on the water, please don't ask him if he's caught anything. The answer is probably "no."

music reviews
Rod - Chameleon (2002)
Garaj Mahal - Live Vol 1. (2003)
Ryan VanOrsdel - Humility is Beautiful (2003)
Ari Hest - Someone To Tell (2004)
Paradox - Nice New Life (2004)
Tamara - My Life (2004)
Little Johnny Hugo - Set You Free (2002)
Falco - Remix Hits Collection (1992)
Atlas Falls - Daylight (2003)
Anthony Robustelli - Grown Tired of the Con (2002)
Marco Duran - Let Go (2002)
Mark Freeland - Electrospective '76 -'96 (1996)
book reviews
Ten Days To D-Day - David Stafford
Flyboys - James Bradley
Flags of our Fathers - James Bradley
2004 ALCS Roundtable - October 2004
2003 ALCS Game 7: Yankees vs. Red Sox - Oct. 2003
Red Sox vs. Cubs: Who deserves to win? - Oct. 2003
Rush Limbaugh: Getting what he deserves or getting screwed? - Oct. 2003

Airline Legroom - August 2003

my blog
arts & leisure
Completely useless lists: Best movies - May 2004
Alaska, Jack, and Eight Pounds of Rainbow - April 2004
anti-pop culture
Some More Annoying Ad Campaigns - April 2005
Loyal to the End: A Man and His Car - April 2004
Killer Pie: A Thanksgiving Story - December 2003
Andrew Jackson’s Hair - May 2003
Worst Days on the Job – Part III - March 2003
politically incoherent
Primary Problem - February 2004
California Recall and the Big Beat -September 2003
Celebrities and Politics: Deck of Weasels
April 2003
Libertarian and proud - March 2003
socially inept
The Natives Are Getting Restless - February 2005
I Have A Dream – Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Supreme Irony - January 2004
The State of Union: Homosexuality, Marriage,
Church and State
- December 2003
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