Where The Spine Meets The Head

I wrote this song in response to an event in my childhood. My Dad wrote a short piece about it, which some of the words are lifted from. You need to read it.

Maybe one day my brother will make a chainsaw sculpture of it and my sister and animation. Until then you’ll have to make do with a snow sculpture of Anne Boleyn and her dog watching an execution.

It’s a bit like “there’s a hole in my bucket” only not at all:

Acrostic Haiku

For the last month I have been writing acrostic haiku. This means writing a verse which adheres to the western interpretation of haiku (lines of five, seven and five syllables), while at the same time making the first letter of each line spell a word.

There are several variants of the acrostic haiku. You can just make sure the first word of every line spells something:

Your ancient trunk haunts
Every sacred cemetery
With poison berries

You can give every word in the line the same letter to emphasise the pattern:

Long life lines laying
Open. Our origin of
Growing golden grain

Or you can do the acrostic for every word in the verse:

Dandy amber nest
Downy evening lion
Inside out nature

It goes without saying that the word that the verse spells should also be the subject of the haiku.

You can see my efforts on my haiku blog.

Free CDs!

As part of my grand clear out, I have decided to sell all my CDs. They have been in boxes in the loft for five years, never used, so it’s time to lighten my load. Every purchase of a CD from my ebay store also comes with a free copy of Growing Wild.

People who buy my CDs:

  • Like similar music to me
  • Listen to CDst
  • Are giving me their name and address
  • Are paying me to post them something

So really this is just a cunning ploy to get more people listening to my music!

So, if you want a free copy of Growing Wild on CD then just head over to my ebay store and buy a proper CD. Or just leave a comment below and I’ll send you one 🙂

Open house


You are invited to view our house on Saturday 20th January 2018, between 1pm and 3pm. If you would like to view at another time please get in touch.

Details: Three bedrooms, semi-detached house on a quiet road in the lovely village Cheswick Green.

Features: Log burner, Oak flooring, Solar panels, Aqualisa shower, Insinkerator, Gas central heating, Double gazing, Range Master double oven. 

Address: 36 Saxon Wood Road, Cheswick Green, West Midlands, B90 4JN

Price: £300,000. Offers considered.



Floor plan:


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The best thing about this house is the neighbours, who are friendly, generous and lovely.