January 1st, 2010 | station ident

Happy new year. May this one be kinder, funnier and more interesting than the last.

Photo by my good friend Brian Wood, who’s away with his family tonight. My family’s asleep, and I’m sitting here with whisky in the glass and Michael Cashmore’s SLEEP ENGLAND on the speakers, brushing the last traces of a brief snow flurry off my shaven head, and thinking about the future. Annual tradition, maybe, or perhaps just something coded into my bones. It’s the only way I know to break the new year in: to sit in the quieter part of the night and think.

This is Warren Ellis dot com, broadcasting into 2010.


15 Responses to “STATION IDENT: Happy New Year”

  1. A happy new year to you Sir. Just come back home after an hour’s walk through the falling snow in London, listening to Untrue and thinking about… everything. Know exactly what you mean.

  2. Hope you have some grenades to wake everyone up tomorrow. Happy New Year!

  3. Excellent choice in music, captain.

    Not yet 2010 here. See you in a couple hours, The Future.

  4. That photo sums up my feelings for 2009, and 2010.

    It’s bleak, but I say bring it! Glad you’re well again Warren, I wish you and yours a fun new year.

    As for me, I don’t what I’ll do, but hey, “the future is inherently a good thing.”

    If I quoted you incorrectly, I apologize.

    Happy New Year everyone.

  5. Well, happy new, you old bastard. We just passed one hour in here in Boise, Idaho, and nothing tragic has happened yet. Keep doing the marvelous things you do that make our lives feel more interesting.


  6. I raised a glass for you, Warren. I wish you the best for 2010. A big year, I’m sure about it.
    I kiss you.

  7. Agree!

  8. Happy New Year, Warren Ellis dot com, Happy New Year, Mister Ellis. We quietly and eagerly await astonishment.

  9. Happy New Year Mr Ellis. Hope things are just as productive in 2010. Will miss the Bad Signal, but will watch with interest on the rss feeds and website. S x

  10. “It’s the only way I know to break the new year in: to sit in the quieter part of the night and think”

    …you and me both, dear sir.
    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, cariad. <3

  11. It was you who got me to pay attention to Deadwood past the mask of “cocksucker” seemingly being every other word. It spawned this post as my advice for the coming year: In 2010 Give Some Back

  12. hi Warren Ellis good photo.

  13. All the best and a productive new year!
    Wonderful choice of music (I adore Cashmore’s Nature and Organisation project as well, which perhaps would fit better to the apocalyptic end and rebirth of a year).

  14. Hey Ellis, just wanted to know if you´ve alreade seen the drawing of you as a cute little girl done by 4chan.

  15. Just noticed that plus4chan doesn´t allow linking. New link to a gallery with comic book writers transformed into little girls:

    There´s you, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Morrison, Liefield and finally, Gaiman.

    And here´s the Alan Moore image that started it all: