Richard Farina was another bright star who died before he really got going. What he might have been. Poor Mimi.
Absconder and antagonist;
And asylum breakouter;
Jazz marathon poet
And convention flouter.
Dauber on the city walls.
Singer with the biggest balls.
Awkward and acerbic,
Sweet and melodic,
Laughing madly in the gale.
Creator of the epic rail.
I wrote this one for Roy Harper. It came out while I was sitting watching TV one evening. I had just written my book on Roy and my head was full of it. I imagined him as a kid daubing hammers and sickles and swastikas on the Town Hall, running away to join the army, feigning madness and suffering ECT, later being locked up in prison and heading off busking round Europe. There was a lot to fit in. He’s had quite a life.
Roy is his own man – a man who gets up there on stage and speaks his mind on every subject. He is passionate and has strong views. He isn’t afraid to say it as it is.
There are not many people around who are prepared to speak out against the environmental madness, the crazy controlling society, war, poverty and religion.
Heaven knows we need them. Roy’s epic songs have kept me sustained through decades.
This guy is so good. Why isn’t there any recognition for true talent?
The epic track off the Man and Myth album.
A brilliant track from Man and Myth album.
Here in cloud cuckoo land we are condemned to make the same mistakes over and over and over again.
It seemed appropriate on the day that the Republicans lacked the balls and moral fibre to convict Trump.
A superb song from the Man and Myth album.
A track from Roy’s award winning album ‘Man And Myth’.
The first track from Roy’s award winning album – Man & Myth.
A beautiful song from the Green Man album
A great track from the album The Green Man