the claw of doom

Two days ago I opened my mandolin case and a clawed birds leg tumbled out. Surprise doesn’t begin to describe my reaction. Right away my fevered brain started throwing up possible explanations. The first and most likely story seemed that someone put it there at my last gig while my attention was elsewhere. A little strange, but then what would […]

national music day

In 1994 I won a competition to write a theme song for National Music Day. This was its 3rd year in the UK. It had been launched in 1992, following a campaign initiated by Tim Renton MP and Mick Jagger, based on the great success of this national annual event in France. 16 years on, […]