...his poem could only come from a writer steeped in the culture and caught up in the scene. What I say is: give this boy a backstage pass. SIMON ARMITAGE -- Advance review
Driven by a feverish energy, ambitious, witty and studded with
brilliant passages ...
PETER SANSOM -- Advance review
From the Author
Have you ever picked up a guitar and dreamed of Stardom? Have you ever done a mock interview in your head, lying in the bath, laughing with Jonathan Ross or David Letterman about your fruitless early years in the wilderness? Have you even known that you were going to make it, known in your very soul you were going to be famous, from your split-ends down to your toenails you would soon be mega, massive, global, that before too long everyone the world over would recognise your name, your likeness, would recognise your greatness?
And did your dreams, plans and schemes come to nothing?
That's what this long poem, 'A Quick Word with a Rock and Roll Late Starter' is all about. Heroic Failure. Tragic Anonymity. The Dream that Didn't Come True.