My passion for
has never ceased and of course I have a vast collection
of pictures that I have taken over the years.CLICK
HERE TO VIEW MY SPECIAL FOLK ARCHIVE FEATURING PICS
OF THE 1980s AND 1990s.
Today I am still keen to take photographs and videos
of Musicians, Musical Events, and all Styles and Characteristics
of English Life as you will see by looking through this
Right now there are
over 1000 of my photos on this website so please feel
free to download any. I would appreciate if you
are going to use them for your own purposes, commercial
or otherwise, that you give me a copyright credit...thanks.
My other passion is
Recording People and making CDs for them. I have set
up my own independent recording label and have successfully
made 55 CDs over these last years. ( See my website
page on Recording CDs). But....the world of CDs is now
slowing right down and Videos / DVDs arel taking their
place. Hopefully there will still be a small market
for CDs but The DVDs and musical videos are what I am
into right now.
For many years I have been interested
in playing cards especially and . These are amazing games and I
indulge several times a week! My dear Mother, Jessica,
who died 30 years ago, was a Master bridge player and
she told me that this is an ideal game to keep the old
grey cells working overtime when you get old! I have
just reached "One Star Master" status last
year and the old girl would have been proud.
My main hobby these days
is continuing to make and edit my own live musical video
films. Right now I have made 80 plus videos under my
which are to be found on my Local
Music Events pages on this website and can also
be viewed in a larger format on:
I am still writing and producing songs and still doing
more reading (my 2004 New Year's Resolution...Have you
read "The Hundred Year Old Man who climbed out
of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson?) I
was inspired to read more books and watch less television
and relax away from computers occasionally. I am really
delighted to dedicate a "Good Read" page on
this website to try and enthuse anyone in a similar
situation. CLICK HERE TO
ACCESS MY GOOD READ PAGE. I do seem to be reading
a fair amount of Bridge and Poker books at present!
My musical duo (me and my new 2013
Hat Band partner Bing Lyle) continue to perform 'live'
during The Tonder Folk Festival in Denmark at the end
of August . We play at a wonderful venue The Victoria
Cafe for 3 days for a total of 17 hours! What an amazing
time we have! Thank you to all who come, sit , watch,
listen, sing and chat with us...we will hopefully see
you again next year at the end of August.
My New Year's resolution this year is
to continue my walking as a regular activity. I aim
to walk 10-25 miles a week regularly . I use a pedometer
which I can recommend to anyone who wants to do the
same .Good health becomes more important in one's middle
life and Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine (460-377BCE)
said "Walking is Man's best medicine".
I still want to re-learn the classical guitar, something
I started years ago, and had let drop.I am afraid that
has taken a back seat for too long. Talking of guitars
I took delivery 4 years ago of a wonderful and unique made by my friend and
luthier Barry Murphy of Windmill Hill, here in Sussex.
(Stimme is a name I chose for this guitar. It is a German
word that means "Voice"). This guitar which
is a hybrid took Barry three months to craft. It is
made from wonderful Black African hardwood with a spruce
top and Snakewood headstock (all supplied by Dave Dyke
of Horham, Sussex)) and Barry used his craftsman's art
in creating a beautiful and sonic small guitar to my
specification. I am absolutely thrilled to pieces with
HERE TO VIEW MY NEW STIMME GUITAR AND ALL THE STAGES
IN IT'S CONSTRUCTION. It is with great sadness Barry
died and passed on just recently. He was a true craftsman
and a really good musician and will be missed by many!
I am still absolutely hooked on
too! The harder the better. So far I find the Sunday
Times Review Section Sudoku one of the most challenging...have
a go at it and let me know what you think. If you haven't
yet got the Sudoku bug watch out...it IS infectious.
Now five years into Sudokus I am mesmerised by "Killer"
Sudokus and have graduated to the
"Ultimate" sort which hurt the brain but do
This year 2014 is a magic year!....I'll
tell you more later!
I suppose you can call
me a typical "Jack of all Trades" because
I have a vast interest in all aspects of life! My philosophy
is always to promote good and positive vibrations in
this world of ours and if I can "move it on in
that way a few more inches" before I go then I
will have done my job!
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