Depression

From a high, I fall for no reason. My optimism fails, I stall in frustration. Glued down in the dumps, no solvent to free me. Why does this happen, why does this happen to me? That’s a verse from a … Keep Reading…

Train Journey

After purchasing my ticket I glance up at the information board. This being an airport station there’s a lot of platforms and I have no idea where I need to be! I spy ‘Chichester platform 5’, that’s’ close enough to where … Keep Reading…

Drift Away

In late 2015, I heard Tom Rush’s version of the song Drift Away, it sounded familiar but I wasn’t really sure I had heard this song before. It’s a bit of a classic that has somehow bypassed me. So I … Keep Reading…

The craft of song

Art forms are such powerful vessels for personal expression and I’ve always found the song to be the most intriguing. I’m not talking about the vast majority of songs we all enjoy as great entertainment. I’m talking about songs with … Keep Reading…

Life begins at 40, or so they say!

Well, I’ve made it to 40! On the positive side I am grateful. So far my life has lasted 40 years but in the back of my mind are those who have been less fortunate than I to be gifted as much time. … Keep Reading…

The Church Organ and Choir

A few years ago I was visiting my family in Portsmouth over a bank holiday weekend. Our flight back wasn’t until the Monday night so we left Portsmouth around lunch time and stopped off in Chichester for a few hours … Keep Reading…

David Bowie

So I wake on this Monday morning to the sad news that David Bowie has passed. His latest/last album came out only 3 days ago which was his 69th Birthday. Bowie was one of those mainstream artists that had always … Keep Reading…

God’s Waiting Room

Well here we are then. Can’t say I’m impressed! It’s certainly not cathedral like. To be honest it smells a bit dodgy too! I’m sat in a rather tired old chair. In front of me I see the usual well thumbed … Keep Reading…

2016

Blimey, as I write this it’s only a few days until 2016. Where has this year gone? Ok, so I won’t bore you with the details but my last post was twenty months back. I had this site redirecting for … Keep Reading…

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Hello

Welcome to my site. It’s my place to try out some writing and music.

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Daevid Allen

I must have been about 7 years old when I heard this strange music coming from my brother’s room. It was some of the first music I ever heard that got my attention. The music was from a band called … Keep Reading…

Whatever…bla..bla..bla…..

I’ve been wondering what the point is in having a website of my own. Back in 2011 I decided to try and put myself out there a bit more, either through these ramblings or music. I figured it might be … Keep Reading…

Legacy September 2013

I got back yesterday from a great weekend of gigs with my pals from Legacy. It’s always nice to get back over to England to fire the old band up and see friends again. We kicked off with a couple … Keep Reading…

Charlie’s Abduction

Marcus tells the story of a young boy named Charlie and his abduction by Aliens. I wrote the music for this in the late 1990’s and also came up with the story. It was a time when the x-files TV … Keep Reading…

Stupidity is more plentiful than hydrogen!

“Stupidity is more plentiful than hydrogen” I often think of that quote by Frank Zappa when I’m feeling frustrated with our species. Most of the time I try not to focus on the faults of humanity but sometimes it just … Keep Reading…