There's a long story behind this video. I'll leave the details until I write book three (Backseat Bedroom is book one. I'm working on book two and living book three).
In August 2016, after living in a car for ten years I decided to make the move to living in a van. I then bought a second hand Vauxall Viagra, which was christened Geoff (I've since found out that his real name is Wolf!).
At the beginning of 0ctober the cambelt broke, leaving me totally destitute in so many ways. I had no money to get it fixed, no where to live, but still had to keep working and gigging. This took me to the bottom of life's barrel.
I remembered I had a bike at a friends house in Barnet (thank you Martin) and started cycling everywhere. On one journey my moods went up and down with the topography. Hopeful one minute then depressed the next. This is represented in the bulk of the piece.
I then received a phone call from my mate, Richard (Doc) Spooner (Philipp Fankhauser band). He told me that he'd put together a donation page to help with the cost of my repairs.
Sometimes I am a stupid eejit and don't naturally accept help. You can hear the inner conflict with my pride.
I eventually realise that there is a way out, which prompts the counterpoint section. That then leads to the support and unity in the last section, then we all fall over in exhastion!
I am amazed and humbled at the generosity that people showed.
I can never repay the debt, but I dedicate this wee tune with the greatest of thanks to all that donated or helped me in my darkest hours.
A Huge thanks to;
The Hooky Doughnuts;
Richard (Doc Spoons) Spooner
Anonymous' friend's secret lover
Mick & Rat at MP motors
Rob of the RAC
Mike the recovery dude!
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Backseat Bicycle by Nick Andrew