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January 4th – ‘The Fear’

Today’s video is of me singing a song that sums up a lot of the sense of mismatch of being someone in the arts, looking to establish themselves but feeling at odds with the values of celebrity culture. I love Lily Allen’s work, not least because of her sense of humour and sarcasm. I rely on my own a sense of humour as part of my survival mechanism – it’s kind of the law if you’re British anyway. Aside from a cup of tea, it’s the go-to thing when things are going wrong. See what you make of this song.


If you’d like to get involved and make a donation to the charity MIND – a mental health support charity in England and Wales, I am collecting donations to send to them as part of this “Beat the January Blues” effort, (as well as donating £1 per print copy sold of my next book – ‘Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love II’ – coming in March -).

I will let you know how much I’ve raised by the beginning of February, and I’ll send MIND the amount I’ve made so far.

If you’d like to also support my work, you can find some suitably lovely rewards for doing so on Patreon here.

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