And so happily to celebrate the man’s birthday I get a real special treat. A Bob Dylan Track I have recorded as a 14 piece acapella group is being played tonight on a special show on Severn FM to celebrate Bob’s big day. on Alex Huskisson’s show the Mystery Train. Last week he played a 3 Bucket Jones track which you can hear on one of his catch up shows.

so here is Bob on Letterman a few days ago looking quite like Alice Cooper’s long lost brother…




Woops, and the day had been going so well. Just thought I would have a little nap in the afternoon as I had done everything I had put on my list to achieve in the morning and thought a little rest would take me through the evening work section of the day.

Something went a little bit awry with my 20 minute power nap which turned into a 2 hour snooze fest, and I had completely forgotten about the chicken stock I had lightly simmering on the stove. My bed is a long way from the kitchen due to our flat resembling a long  thin corridor, so I did not notice the smell until just before I opened the kitchen door, where I was welcomed by a kitchen of thick grey smoke. I could not see past my nose. The kitchen has a heat alarm, not a smoke alarm so it does not go off every time you burn the toast, so no alarms had gone off. Oh no! I tried to get the pan off the hob and take it into the garden. It was stuck to the hob, I tugged and tugged , finally got it off raced into the garden with it…opened every door and waited in the garden for the smog to clear.

Forgot to turn the hob off and when yanking the stuck cast iron pan off the hob the glass top cracked!  So everything smells of burn and my best cast iron pan and the top of the very old cooker are completely mashed. Ah well. The curtains got washed and the place got cleaned, no more creative work was done…I sense the lingering smell of burn will haunt the place for a while yet.

SONG OF THE DAY- Forever Young – Bob Dylan

The words are lovely…I always think of forever young meaning…not looking young , but feeling young in your heart.

We lost Steve Jobs today – he died, one of the most inspirational men on the planet. His legacy is vast but he will be remembered for his is his passion, creativity,  and  courage to walk his own path. My heart goes out to  his family. It’s well worth watching  Steve Job’s Speech at Stamford University if you can find 15 minutes in your busy life to check it out. If you have no time start at 5′.51” on his section about ‘love and loss’. Then at 8’12” he hits the absolute truth,  ‘don’t lose faith – you have got to find what you love – and that is true for work, as it is for your lovers – do what you believe is great work -love what you do..if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking…don’t settle’

And as I type this on my apple computer, which revolutionised my creative work ( I am an apple) – I am reminded how short life is and how all the money in the world won’t help you  find what you  love (unless it is having lots of money) or save you from dying before your path is truly trodden,  that  there are no excuses to be made. We have to make the most of every moment we have….NOW! Find out what you really love…what really moves you…grab life by the short and curlies….it is never too late. And if you already have found it…..Love it some more.

Keep Looking – Don’t Settle. x x x x x x x

SONG OF THE DAY – Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

One of my favourite Dylan tracks. Dedicated to Steve Jobs who was a big Dylan fan.