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Conceived in an alley born in a cave raised on seaweed. Spent my early years on a roofrack. Left School at 10 caught by truant officer back at school by 11. I'm a twin of two others and I can play several instruments in my head and none with my hands. My first job was part time I painted the odd numbers on dice. I made a career out of avoiding a career.  My body is a temple often prodded by archeologists.


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If owning an expensive car, a house too big for your needs, and buying jewellery hoping it’ll get you the looks you crave You can’t be saved If you...

1970s Photograph

I was clearing my attic on a wet Sunday morning It was dark outside and in I opened an old weather battered leather satchel Beneath a light so dim I...

Trouble Ahead Blues (compilation)

Trouble Ahead Blues (compilation). Drink. I drank some whisky spat it straight out I’m a teetotalling man full of self doubt Some things get me angry...

Narrowboat Man

Sitting on a deckchair too small for his giant frame The sun beats down on a belly laid bare His jack Russell yaps at strangers passing by He’s the...

The Mirror in front of you

There’s no point in wishing on a star When you realise how far It is from the ground to the sky There’s no point in asking questions If every answer...