A small selection of the nonsense I’ve written on this blog over the years. The full extent of which can be found via the drop down menu.

Politics

The Politics of Compassion
It’s local election day here in the UK. And I was thinking why is it that people still vote Tory after the last ten years. …
You Can’t Catch Luftwaffe
The British press continues to fetishise World War 2. It debases the memory of those who really did put their lives at risk to fight …
Feed the Children
The continued refusal of the Tory government to feed the poorest children brings shame to our country. The first week of “Eat Out to Help Out” …

Guitar Gear

Guitar String Bravado
I’ve been playing guitar for 30 years but this week had something of an epiphany. (warning dull short post about guitar strings). In the first few …
The Best Worst Guitar
The story of my very first electric guitar. Epiphone 435i – a 1980s superstrat. HSS, with locking trem. I didn’t know anything about guitars. But I …
How I Didn’t Learn to Play Guitar
In 1989 I got a book that was just strumming easy chords to famous songs. It was frustrating because they weren’t necessarily in the right …
A Little End of Year Jam
Just a bit of fun. Little end of year jam #guitar #guitarist #ibanez #zoom A video posted by Grumpyrocker (@thegrumpyrocker) on Dec …

Self Indulgence

Through My Eyes
My wonky eyes have given me an idea for a new photography project. My hobby of photography has been on something of a backburner of …
The sort of fridge we can't afford
RIP Our Fridge
Our fridge gave up today, meaning we’ve had to order a new one and throw a lot of food away. Your fridge dying is life’s …
The Best Worst Guitar
The story of my very first electric guitar. Epiphone 435i – a 1980s superstrat. HSS, with locking trem. I didn’t know anything about guitars. But I …
Contrasting Days
My twins were eight years old yesterday. Eight. I can hardly believe it. Those eight years have passed so quickly and so slowly. It seems such …

Photography

Through My Eyes
My wonky eyes have given me an idea for a new photography project. My hobby of photography has been on something of a backburner of …
Misty Lewesdon
Dorset’s highest point, Lewesdon Hill, bathed in mist. Shot from the base of nearby hill Pilsden Pen.