The Mark of Tommy

mark of tomThe Mark of Tommy

To be read out loud; the voice of the Bull Rat something like Ray Winstone advertising online betting.

 

Tommy Cat is mooching homeward in the alley-
Finds his way is darkly barred by something fat.
With his extra special sense of smell
And super-fine night vision
He identifies a bloated old Bull Rat. Continue reading

Calverton Suite

Here’s a piece comprised of four tunes which I wrote for the Living Archive / Living Archive Band’s project about Manor Farm, Calverton. Continue reading

From Reel-to-Reel to Reaper

I have been recording digitally since 2000. Prior to that I had recorded demos with a 4-track Portastudio, and going back further I’d had occasional access to a 2-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. All recordings from these machines have been carefully hidden from the world. Continue reading

RollerMouse Red

Last year I began to find increasing difficulty in using a conventional mouse with my PC. My hands have stiffened up and I have lost a lot of fine motor control and sensation in my fingers.

I can demonstarte this y leavinf gthis line of type uncorredcted 🙂

I could move the cursor to where I needed it, though if the target area was small this was not so easy. But the real trouble began when I tried to click. Continue reading

Shining

Here’s a song which is some years old but only recently mixed. It grew out of a hallucinatory experience I had one night while lying in a hospital bed not feeling all that well really.

The picture is part of  A Cornfield by Moonlight with the Evening Star by Samuel Palmer,  an artist who was influenced by William Blake. Continue reading

Sonnets on being disabled

Six Sonnets on Being Disabled
Written in a burst in one day, over a year before I finally  received my diagnosis of Primary Progressive MS. I was already in a wheelchair and pretty confused about what might be the matter with me.
Continue reading