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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.


My stories

This Small Town

This small town Is falling down Shops are closing By the score Nobody buys much stuff Round here any more Charity shops still survive Serving people...


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...