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My Bio

Born late 1958 of Anglo german parents, I spent my early years in a small town north of Hamburg, then in various army camps before moving to Great Britain in 1968. My first sign of an interest in music was at the age of 3, showing enthusiasm (and dancing along to) Telstar by Joe Meek. I admit to no memory of this, rather my mother told me about it. My parents were avid jazz fans, and at the age of 11 I was presented with a trombone, which almost put me off music completely. My enthusiasm was rekindled when a kindly neighbour gave me an old acoustic guitar. By then in my mid teens, I bought a second hand record player from a friend. The first record I bought was “Collected Organ Works Volume 1 by J.S. Bach, shortly followed by Midnight Mushrooms by Gryphon, and Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield. Then, when I started at winchester school of art, I spent my travel grant on my first electric guitar, and then hitchhiked to college for the rest of the year. Whilst at art school I played in a punk band called the BA (The original guitarist had to drop out because he shredded his fingers in his enthusiasm), however I was thrown out because I knew too many chords, and wore a woolly hat. Subsequent bands had names such as Scavenger, the Gestalt, Big Amongst Sheep, and Elidor. They all had one thing in common, they rehearsed a lot and never played any gigs. None lasted for more than a few months. The next band, The Morrigan was a different kettle of fish however. In its 25 year history it played a lot of gigs, including 2 stints at Glastonbury in the 90’s, and released five well received albums. In the end the band did not break up, rather it retired, and might yet crawl out of the woodwork. I released my first solo album in 2001, ” Isle of Eight,” followed by “The Mad Monk and the Mountain,” “The Southern Cross,” and now “The Anvil of the North.” When not musicing I can be seen pushing a lawn mower up and down at a local school. In the last 10 years I have become interested in computer animation and games, including games music, and have been using what I have learned, to make my own music videos.

Current Residence: Salisbury England

deviantWEAR sizing preference: Safety Boots

Favourite genre of music: eclectic

Favourite photographer: Cathy Alexander

Favourite style of art: Pre-Raphaelite

Operating System: Windows10

MP3 player of choice: The Cheapest

Favourite Visual Artist
Alan Lee
Favourite Movies
LOTR trilogy
Favourite TV Shows
Howard Goodall's History of Music
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Morrigan
Favourite Writers
Tolkien/Iain M. Banks
Favourite Games
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Wacom tablet, photoshop, Blender, Washburn Superstrat circa 1990, Sonar x1 DAW, My computer.
Other Interests
Painting, Music, Hiking, going to the Pub

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Another long break I have developed a love hate relationship with social media, and tend to spend a long time away from it. Then time comes and I give it another go. before I get fed up and vanish again. So here goes one more time.
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I can't believe how long it actually has been since I made my last journal entry here. A lot of water has flown under the bridge, and and that goes for all of us. I have to admit I have rather fallen out of love with the use of social media. It seems to be a Pandora's Box a Good and Evil. however especially since the onset of the pandemic, it seems to be the only way that it is possible to communicate with people outside of your own home. So here I am, even older than I was when I was here before, but willing to give it one more try.
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I've had a somewhat eventful month. It started with going to the funeral of a long time friend, continued with me getting needlessly upset about the EU referendum, and finished with me doing an in depth interview for Digital Art Live, an American onl...
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For he's a jolly good fellow...  for he's a jolly good fellow...

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Happy Birthday, Colin.
Happy Birthday, and here's to many more years! May they be wonderful ones!
For he's a jolly good fellow... For he's a jolly good fellow...

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I'm getting too old
I know how you feel. Racing towards 50 in warp speed. ;) (Wink)