2017-9-xm

Christmas Concert Hello friend, Our end of year Christmas concert was unusual. Normally there are several big, rock numbers; not this time. It was all very laid back and polite. Although, I did a Foo Fighters medley of 3 numbers (The Pretender, Times like These and The best of you) with some of the guys;
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2017-8-BH month

Black History Month Concert Hello friend A little catch-up on my musical activities during the latter part of last year. I recklessly suggested that we do a concert for Black History Month. I say recklessly as we only had about 4 weeks to put a band and a set together. It ended up being more
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2017-7-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, The second rehearsal went as well as the first; another 2 songs learnt. That’s a quarter of the set in 2 weeks. Although, to be fair, we still have to nail the links between the songs, tighten everything up, and get the guitar and keyboard sounds better. I want to deconstruct
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2017-4 Appeal

2017-4-appeal Hello friend Appeal I know what you’re thinking: “Blimey, this is taking a long time.” Unfortunately, that’s the nature of the beast. The ‘beast’ in this context is the criminal justice system. In one sense, this is a good sign. I’ve got a solicitor willing to investigate every possible avenue. Not only have I
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2017-3-Songs

Songs Hello Friend, Finally, my other completed song was returned by HMP Frankland. ‘Hand of Shells’ is now available to download in the Songs and Music section in Who is Graham? A very dark ode to suicide. There is also an updated version of ‘Little by Little’. Be happy, be safe. Graham Coutts, 7th January
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2017-2-dad

My Dad Hello Friend It is a rarity for me to talk about my family. I have always tried to protect them from the intrusion that these circumstances have brought. However, I feel I need to say something about my Father. After a short illness, he died on the 1st September last year. I cannot
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2017-1-New Year

A. Thank You Hello Friend, It’s been a few months since my last blog. I would say “Happy New Year” but I don’t buy into the social conformity of celebrating something of so little interest. Too many people, too much noise, too much alcohol and too much of “I hate this but I have to
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