Monday, 15 June 2009

Park Lane

The Comp

'While I was out running...'

Hello every body and welcome back to my blog. It means a lot you taking the time to read what I write about and I know I've been quiet lately. Today, at about 2 0 clock I went for a 2 mile run around the minworth area. I loved the feeling of my legs burning with blood and the lungs working to become fitter. It was a free feeling of letting my mind wonder and sort out any niggling pent up issues out to dry. I could hear the birds and smell the greenery and tree bark, the odd green fly hit my eye though! It took me back to growing up playing in them summer holidays, 6 weeks off school, parklane Tarzan's and dens. So, eventually I returned from my gasping day dream to dodge a branch and practice my bobbing & weaving. Then I noticed people passing in cars...
'They must be thinking I'm mad doing this? So what, at least I am doing something healthy.'
Or so I thought...
I could see mothers puffing away at cigarettes like it was there last breath (may well be some day) I suddenly felt so sorry for their children with them.
'They are not thinking of their children's future or their health.'
I continued judging the world until I realised that I was wrong.
'Sure Duane, your right in saying their habit is dangerous to them and who ever else is around them but you can't sit on an invisible throne and pass judgement either. Judging others is not healthy.'
And with that kick up the backside from myself I just continued on home, and minded my own business.

Friday, 5 June 2009


What is life? Being alive.
What is not being alive? Wastage.
Life is the greatest gift that we all wake up to each living day yet we take it for granted. We take it for granted because we wake the next day and all share problems in this world. We become so familiar with been here that we do not spare a thought to the being in the hereness.
It is all very simple yet deep. Above materialistic things we are here and now, the golden bible for thought here is that we must learn from our past, enjoy our present and plan for our future. Above all we should embrace life and no matter how much crap life does sling at us...we are still standing and breathing after all this time.

Thursday, 4 June 2009


For those of you in your forty's and into Punk music you will be happy to hear about dead wretched return. The lead singer is none other than Mr Steve Carrol. Steve is a close friend of mine and we worked side by side for many years, only recently he was kind enough to play a role as a character whom I created called RAY!
Dead Wretched are playing at the Rebellion Blackpool punk fest in August this year and at the Asylum in Birmingham June 20Th. So if you want to see Ray for real get down there!