I’m 42 today. Happy birthday to me. I was 39 when I started this blog, so if nothing else it’s enabling me to track my journey into middle age.


A song from the Jesus And Mary Chain’s swansong, Munki (from 1998); snarling and self-loathing with overloaded guttersnipe guitars.

As part of my non-stop, debauched rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle I am spending the morning of my 42nd birthday manning the bookstall (a table under a gazebo) at Park Road Nursery’s Summer Fair. Pop by. I’m sure we’ll have something you’ll like. Last year I managed to sell a copy of ‘You And Your Pond; A Guide To Complete Pond Care’.