17th May 2009......
2000 - Present
Ive never been a guy to keep a diary, yet musicbrick.com seems to be a great vessel for logging, or in web terms "blogging" my thoughts, which are always linked to a song or album...
If i copied, pasted, re-ordered and edited my musicbricks there is almost an autobiography of my life installed within this site!
If i was to create an Autobiography i would call it something like "im an open book", simply because that is what i am...
Theres some gaps though, so as the song prescribes, i will add A FEW...
When i was a kid, i wanted to be a stuntman. Yep, inspired by the TV show THE FALL GUY! Gonna freak you out now, because, even as we see today, kids have no sense of danger.
I jumped off garages ,
I tried to ride my RALLY TRACK RIDER push bike along the walls of our block, which was at a guess, 18 houses long, all might i add, with a gateway, i proposed to bunny-hop the gaps to complete the stunt, i fell at the first gateway and got off with a scratched chin.
I made a ramp over two steps, made five of my "friends" lie on the floor, and jumped over them.? No-one was hurt at all and i cleared them by a mile...(ish)
I doused my pushbike in lighter fluid and then set alight a load of cardboard boxes at the bottom of DEE WALK hill and "bombed it" down the hill into the flames... I know...What a dickhead!? Myself or the bike somehow didnt even catch fire, so yet again, no casualties.
Kids, dont try it, it is seriously stupid!!!
I hit Eighteen and something inside changed almost instantly, and not for good reasons neither.
This new guy took over, i guess its the fact that at 18 you're expected to be a man and being quite immature, i struggled with this.
So, i did what i thought was expected of me...
People were calling me the "BEST DRUMMER IN CHESHIRE", i became an absolute egotistical prick.
I turned up drunk and late for rehersals, the bands pantience were growing very thin and all i could think about was "well, they cant sack me cos im ace!"
I started going off the rails big time...
I was going out at weekends and fighting, Newcastle Brown and JD chasers are not a good idea, especially when youre still living with youre Dad....
I left home and found some shoddy digs up Wharton and drank Merrydown by the litre..night after night!
From the age of 18 untill i was 27 i was a complete tosser...
I fell out with my family, missed five years of watching my eldest Niece start to grow and i hate myself for all of it!
I have a lot of regrets but they have made the GEOFF BLAIN of today.
Im still quite an angry bugger but i just come home and talk about it, lock myself away in the spare room on the pc and tell you lot about it.
so i guess ive SHOUTED enough today and im sorry if anyone is upset by this.
Enjoy the song, its great!!!
Much better than TEARS FOR FEARS!