Hi Guys - welcome to the blog! Where i will feature my weekly column for RUT theatres as well as occasional other bits and pieces and "The Soundtrack Of My Life" a new project! Feel free to post your comments! also check out http://www.reallyuseful.com/rug/html/index.htm where I am occasionally published
To read all about the inspirations project and what influenced performers such as Maureen McGovern, Susan egan, Matt Harrop and Caroline Sheen please scroll down or check out the April and May archives!
This Is Me!
Introduction to The Soundtrack Of My Life
In the last few weeks I have taken pause to look back on my life so far. It’s not always been a life of great excitement, and to some extents I often feel like the person on the outside watching events rather than the participant. However looking back has made me think of writing about things……in “Sunday In The Park With George” one of the songs tells that only “Children And Art” are really important in life, to paraphrase that I would say that my life is defined by “People And Art” . The wonderful, awful, terrible, marvellous people who have been a part of it, and the art that has influenced me and inspired me. This thought has lead me to want to put something down in writing about my own “Children And Art” as it were….now I am not going to be presumptuous enough to think that anyone will be particularly interested in my autobiography – far from it – but I thought it may be interesting to look back at life through the “art” that has informed it, specifically the music. Music is without a doubt one of the great joys of my life, and many, many moments have been defined by it. Hearing a song can transport me back to a very specific time and place, sometimes for no other reason than it was playing on the radio at the time….sometimes it’s the lyrics of a song that can seem so personal that it was written with just me in mind! Certainly I would say that between the ages of fourteen and twenty five I would seek out songs that I related to etc, and there are certainly far less songs that have made great connections in the last thirteen years….however I am going to look at these songs and, without attempting to tell a particularly linear biography, examine the “Soundtrack Of My Life”.