Jack the Crow did gangster rapping, up high in his oak tree, Chantal the Gull sung power ballads, at the seaside, on the quay Peter Sparrow tweeted, in places far and wide, just where the fancy took him, with no bird at his side Then an impresario, had a good idea, let’s have … More THE BIRD FACTOR
I will take my leave ahead of you, to a place that is most sublime, and rent for us a suite of rooms, at The Hotel End of Time By the time that you arrive there, you can take for granted that I’m, going to ensure cocktails await us, at The Hotel End of … More THE HOTEL END OF TIME
29th May 1431, the Tour de la Pucelle, Rouen A vigilant night sky, stars aplenty to wish upon Alas the last night on earth for the girl of visions, for young Joan, The Maid of Orléans Just 19 years and banged up, convicted as a witch, her cross-dressing a heresy punishable by death … More A LAST SUPPER OF LOBSTER THERMIDOR
Calcutta, India 1857: Her scabrous locomotive from Delhi arrived two days late yet through a haze of soot and smoke and to the overbearing melody of whistles, clatter, hoots and bells bang into the oppressive humidity of the City of Joy arrive it eventually did. The delay? Perhaps dung on the tracks, peasants on … More DREAMERS VALIDATE THE OTHER REALM
A CASE FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES (even now still suffering from detective’s block) “What the hell is that in her mouth Inspector Lestrade? Looks like a pink banana to me!” “Dr Watson really…what an idiot you are. I do not think you’ll find the evolution of the elongated and curved yellow skinned fruit known as … More THE PINK BANANA
Studio A of Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles 1964: Lyricist Cynthia Weil and her musician husband Barry Mann are ensconced in the studio debating how best to complete the lyric for the ballad, ‘You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling’ a song that one day will become an epic global hit for not only the original … More ‘YOU NEVER CLOSE YOUR EYES ANYMORE WHEN I KISS YOUR….SISTER’ – a case of lyricists block!
Better to be a spectator than a participant when time stands still. As to exactly how long it stood still I have no idea…best guess? As long as it takes to quaff a bottle of cheap plonk from the south? Make love in a hurry? Run a barefoot marathon over broken glass? No odds…it took … More GIRL WITH A HAND GRENADE