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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


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...

Oxford Ball in June

She wasn’t my type I’ve never gone for hype But the rich sometimes like to look over the mansion wall To see what the peasants are doing I guess...

So Close to Christmas

They’re burying Tim O’ Sullivan today A man who lived beyond his years He told me a long time ago There would be a flood of crocodile tears ‘They’re...

Old and Grey

My great grandfather carried on each shoulder Two bales of hay He worked all his life Till he was old and grey And before he died he told me He...