Not the usual entry for the Unique Property
blog, but I do do other things beside dabble in real estate.
Back in the eighties I fronted a band called The Mockers
Here's a pic of us on tv.
We even made quite a splash when we inaugurated The Mocker
, and some clips from that auspicious ocasion
managed to almost drown out everything else on a program
called Sixty Minutes.
we did everything awkwardly. We did a
backwards running race, swimming on ground, catching the
discuss, the low jump... You get the picture. I'll have to dig
out some shots from that tv program.
Unfortunately we never made it to Number One, but then we
weren't the only band to get screwed. I must issue my
autobiographical volume on the music business back then, which
includes working with Mike Leander, The Hollies, a crazy
birthday party with Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, and working
with a bunch of lunatics called Cuddly Toys, and also working
with the gorgeous Sue Wilkinson, former Miss England. It's sad
how few of those people are still with us.
I decided it was time to produce a new Christmas song, and
took as my inspiratoion The King's Breakfast
, that fun
poem by A A Milne, which I used to read to my kids, and indeed
to kids on the bus coming back from school. That caused a spot
of bother because the other kids wouldn't get off the bus till
I'd finished reading the poem.
There was a similar situation when my son went into hospital
to have his adenoids out. I turned up to visit, and brought
the poem, and started reading it. I could see all the kids in
the other beds straining to hear what I was reading so I
invited them over and they sat on the bed, and on the floor
around me. A few moments later a whole string of parents
arrived, and the kids just ignored them. They wanted to hear
the story. Parents paced up and down for about five miniutes
getting more and more frustrated until they went home after
getting no response to their repeated goodbyes.
Here's a preview of The King's Breakfast
Please leave a comment if you like the song (see at the bottom
of this page). That would be much appreciated.
I am currently putting the finishing touches to a couple of
E.P.s that I will be issuing, hopefully next week. I will put
links to them, but will post them on my Youtube channel. There
are christmas songs, with lyrics appropriate to the current
situation, and there are songs about the world we are
currently having to put up with. I hope you like them, or at
least find them interesting.