Friday, 10 June 2011

Who I am

I'm a guy living in the Midland area of the UK and I'm a highways engineer. I am ginger, but not as ginger as I have been.  Contrary to what you might think, I don't have a problem with being a red-head; in fact I think it enables me to stand out more as an individual, making it easier to make a favourable first impression. My overwhelming passion in life is music, but I'm not one of those people who specialises in one genre to the exclusion of all others; in fact I have a very eclectic taste encompassing everything from most types of classical music to pop to rock to metal to blues to jazz to punk and new wave and indie music.

I also love to read both science and technical books and journals, and other less serious types of fiction such as horror, science fiction and fantasy.  I also like to write and play music and songs and, when I get the chance, I'll also write my own fictional stories.

I'm now a blogger too - here - and am always keen to find something new to learn.

I sometimes wonder when I find the time to sleep!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

15 Minute Blues

Went down to the crossroads
I went down to see
Went down to the crossroads
And the Devil found me
I said to the Devil
When he asked me to choose
I said I've a calling
Got to play the Blues

The Devil he just laughed
His horns on his head
His feet they were cloven
His skin it was red
He said to me Boy
You'd better not linger
Cause I'm making you pay
By turning you ginger

The Devil cheated me
When he went away
He gave me no new skills
I couldn't suddenly play
But I learned me a lesson
Gonna tell you the news
Cos when you are ginger
You're living the Blues

Cos when you are ginger
You're living the Blues
Cos when you are ginger
Your life is the Blues