seventeen times
only one
little suprise
the chosen
never wonder
never suprised
never change
always broken
ones feelings
never respected
total compliance
is expected
tick tock
sub plot
stopped clock
mind rot.



despite the rant earlier, i feel i am changing. growing older and wiser. not growing UP exactly. don’t think that will ever happen, but still…

take tomorrow. tomorrow i will be doing TWO things i have never done in 46 years.

1. participate in secret santa.

2. wear a xmas jumper.

and the odd thing is, i’m kind of looking forward to it.

don’t get me wrong, as The Enemy will tell you, i LOVE xmas. i just don’t DO xmas until there is xmas in the day.

i HATE xmas shopping (avarice at its worst) i HATE writing xmas cards (a waste of money) i ABHOR forced joviality in the workplace/anywhere (don’t tell me how to be happy)

i swear, i ain’t a grinch. ask The Teen! ask The Parental Unit….

but this year, i have sat and written some cards.

The Enemy* has bought a secret santa gift.

and The Enemy* has also bought me a snowman sweater, complete with a sticky out carrot and a floppy scarf.

we’re also in the process of making TWO yule logs for the team buffet tomorrow.

i still draw the line at singing xmas carols though.

wish me luck


*i draw the line at venturing out into the mad crowds.



A Work In Progress.

i met Attila saturday
i asked him to sign his book.
he turned
he said
“you’re Simon, right?”
HE KNOWS ME? (what the fuck?)

met Joe Solo also.
his first song, sang, FOR ME.
well i’d asked him. on line.
friday night.
don’t ask, don’t get.
you see.

@barnsleysime 21/10/15


my last post said that i was going to start to blog more frequently again. that was in april. kept my word there didn’t i?

well i have decided that i am going to start to keep a journal of sorts on the H2G2 website

nothing deep. just a sentence or two each day.

but what i write will be posted here first* just in case i feel like adding photos.

here is what i have written so far. as i say, don’t expect works of literary genius. just me and my thoughts.


got threatened again at the paying job tonight. happens regularly. too regularly to be honest. but what does one do to stop it? part of the job. back tonight for probably more of he same.

shops huh? a crazy world….


the person i identify with in this life is Rob McKenna**. i can sit at work, looking through the windows all night and the sky’s are clear, it is dry and calm. then at 5 to 7 all hell breaks loose, the heavens open and a gale starts up. just in time for my 12.5 mile ride home. get home, the clouds clear, the sun comes out and the wind stops. but i can assure you, by the time i get up to go back to work, the tempest doth return. i am a secondary rain god. mr mckenna, i salute you.


as you may have read in my bio, i dj. i do a show on a wednesday morning 10am-12pm. you can hear it here. you can visit our website here: be nice if you can listen and join in.


see, what did i tell you? just about to go to bed and out comes the bloody sun!

in other news, done the radio thing this morning. 2 hours of punk type stuff. no chat this week, busy with preparations for dj job live at Scooter & Ska Rally at Santa Pod a week on friday.

if you want to listen, pop here: where it will appear asap. ttfn


the three men i admire most and have influenced my life.


Paul Weller

Douglas Adams.

the three constants.

*also may be more in depth here than on there, ion fact the chances are i may just say pot it and use this place for the journal instead. watch this space. **Rob McKenna is a character that Arthur Dent meets in the Fourth instalment of the Hitchhikers Trilogy “So Long And Thanks For All The Fish”


i don’t make new years resolutions. they’re pointless. i make a promise to myself that i shall endevour to do a, b & c. but i don’t spout em out everywhere. yes, i AM going to here, but you’ll see why.
yes there’s the usual lose weight, drink less ones , but this year i am going to set out to do something different.


i have decided to learn to sign. i have a couple of deaf customers and we get by…. usually they write there questions in form of a text, but i want to be able to talk to them. at least say “hello, how are you” & “goodbye, see you next week”.

so i shall set about seeing what is freely available first, and then….. well, wath this space.