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Phat Bollard – busking Cornish ensemble v Manchester council jobsworth 13/07/2016

Once upon a time some friends who played music decided to get together to form a busking band in order live outside the constraints and boundaries that modern day society impose on us all. They are called Phat Bollard and … Continue reading

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Un-United Kingdom

Thought I’d take a stroll through Manchester today to give away some leftover chicken dinner from last night’s meal with my children and a bag of apples to some homeless if i bumped into any on route to my IT … Continue reading

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What do open mic nights do for musicians

I have very mixed feelings about open mic nights. On the one hand they are a platform for musicians/songwriters to air their new material. On another some people say they are killing the live pub scene and taking work away … Continue reading

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I could smell alcohol

17/01/2016 I was hanging on the tail of an airship, as I floated to the ground you took a picture.. You looked good for your years so we dated as you were showing me the latest bars We met David … Continue reading

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Deaf man pets a frozen deer that he just saved from an icy death

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A summer festival in the British Isles.

A summer festival in the British Isles. We are on the Wickerman summer festival site. It could one of the many held all over these British isles People throwing litter eyes open bright as head lights. A constant hum of generators and diesel … Continue reading

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Short poem Saturday Morning – In my nature

In my nature It’s in my nature to be childish, selfish, brutish to live. It’s in my nature to be kind, nourish, helpful and give. I like to barta with no good reason other than it pleased me that I … Continue reading

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What’s the best thing about being an artist – 393 word poem

What’s the best thing about being an artist? Is it you think you get to do whatever you like! As easy as that may sound we simply create a torture for ourselves during the imagination process that can cause artist … Continue reading

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Belgium – a long weekend (Finale-part three) Brussels.

During the last 24 hours or so there has been mass killing in Paris, suicide bombs in Beirut killing many and Al Shabab kill 147 in Kenya, Africa. Mass insanity, all of which, the people committing these atrocities would pass … Continue reading

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Acupuncture, add a little zen enhanced my creative flow tenfold

So my compulsion to write increases with every day with a void created by not drinking alcohol, my acupuncture treatment and with a good dose of a zen life coaching course this weekend I have felt the urge to write even … Continue reading

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