28th March 2011 – Update
The original idea of this blog was to provide a place where I could give my sketches and songs away for free. They have all been published at some time or other and in some form or other and now – for some reason or other – they’re out of print. So they’re up here for free.
Since the 1970s, I’ve been involved in about 30 different ELT publishing projects, including ten series of coursebooks. If you count all the workbooks, teacher’s guides and other paraphernalia, it’s about 80 books – I really should sit down and try to work out the exact number.
Various of these publishing projects have involved songs and sketches. Almost all of the song and sketch material is now out of print. I want to make as much of this material as I can available here to download free of charge. I wrote about 150 ELT songs and co-wrote (with Doug Case) 100 or so English Teaching Theatre sketches. Little by little, I’m making them available here via box.net, plus some ideas for how to use them.
All of this completely free. I have got a lot out of this business and am trying to give something back…
However, things never turn out the way you expect, of course, and the blogs themselves seem to have become of some interest. Plus, I’ve managed to maintain that interest by prevailing on some very clever and talented people to write guest blogs for me. At time of writing this, I’ve posted about 40 of them, and there are still more on the back burner.
It’s been a total joy to be involved in the blogosphere, and I hope everyone who comes here goes away, if not better informed, then at least a little bit entertained.