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Writers block – new challenges – Occily Diddily

I know it has been a ridiculously long time since I last posted anything, unfortunately, although I have dozens of ideas, not one is making it to paper.  Writers block has hit in the past, but usually wears off eventually, and I’m hoping that this does.  But whilst this door is temporarily closed, it seems a new one has opened as I’m starting learning to compose music.  Haven’t progressed beyond simple little tunes yet, but  wanted to share one of my favourites so this site wasn’t completely dead.  I hope to return to poetry one day, and as soon as I do, it will be up here.

As always, please let me know what you think in the comments here or on YouTube, and feel free to share it with people if you wish.  I’m still learning (both the instrument and composition) though, so advice is appreciated!



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18th September 1970

I had a job once as a receptionist at a particular biscuit factory near Uttoxeter.  It wasn’t a particularly busy job, and I had one of those ‘on this day’ calendars in my little office.   You know where this is going…


18th September 1970
On this day in nineteen-seventy,
Jimi Hendrix died.
His family and the music world mourned,
And all the rockers cried.

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