Thursday, 28 March 2013


A surprise was waiting at my local session. Jamie was already a talented guitarist before he left for music college. His homecoming saw him laying down a surprise gig for us for bed and board before heading back to Brighton. They play a nice mix of folk and blues without trying to sound like Led Zep and create some superb rocking grooves. I will be getting them to play a gig up here next time they pass.

A Cross of Iron

Genesis Croix De Fer, my new toy. A bit of road, a bit of trail, a whole load of fun.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Skinny Chicks

I can't go cos I'll be bedding down in a brown paper bag, on a mountain, in a ditch, in the rain, if I don't get airlifted because of hypothermia first- should be fun.

But you should go.

I bet there'll be skinny chicks smoking cigarettes. Nice.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

As I stepped out...

... this morning with my hobo pack on my back I nearly kept going. Nice idea but reality dragged me back home. I've certainly got the itch to 'throw my feet'.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Marcus (reprise)

If you're one of those cats that says "oh yeah, I got his first album" once a dude gets famous then I suggest you look up Marcus Bonfanti now so you can say "oh yeah, I got his first album" and it'll actually be true. But you'd better get moving cos he's already got about 3 albums out now. Great blues man, reminds me why I love music.

Friday, 1 March 2013


I'm really into drinking coffee at the moment. Strong coffee and plenty of it. I've been off tobacco for a while and I still crave a big fat cigar once I can smell the coffee pot perculating. I've not given up, I've just cut down. Dunno why. I could just go in my stash and pick out a stogie and chill in the shed of earthly delights while drinking coffee but for some reason I won't. I'll stick to the coffee and watching French police drama. Puzzling.