Over the years I have been all of the things below for durations varying from the mercifully temporary to great big chunks. Some brought great satisfaction and modest success, others neither. Fortunately, those that are on-going have proven nourishing and sustaining.


administrative officer

bookshop assistant

careers officer

ghost writer of autobiographies

group leader

lecturer in counselling

market researcher

music reviewer

night shift production worker (plastics)

radio presenter

record collector

shop assistant – records / electrical goods
shop manager – ski gear

teacher of english – europe

travel writer

youth leader


Lonely Keyboards is–

A place to share writing

A companion to Vinyl Connection

but with more latitude (or longitude).

Same author though.