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hello, my name is al. i make music by myself and with a band called the fictive kinship. i work in an office in london on railway related stuff and cycle to work every day. i love cooking, swimming and riding my bike all over london. i try to eat well, write good songs and not drink too much. i don't always succeed.

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when i was a nipper i was so obsessed with birds that i could name just about anything with feathers from nothing more than an audio recording of it's tweetings. that might sound like an exaggeration but i can assure you that i did in fact own tony soper's best selling tape of british bird calls and knew it pretty much by heart.

unfortunately for me there's not much call for that particular skill in the modern world and unfortunatley for my mum and dad i was soon to turn my auditory attention to BAD ROCK MUSIC instead. i soon forgot everything about the robin and the auriole and bopped along my own little pop culture path.

it doesn't mean i don't still take an interest though. the coot's the one with the white face right? the moorhen's red yes? christ, 7 year old me would be bursting to explain the difference between, wingspan and mating rituals of the respective species right now...

thank finches for bad rock music.
25th Apr 2008, 23:52   | tags:,,,,

when I was in the last year of junior school (year 6), we had a rather tyrannical teacher called Mrs Pyrah, who also happened to be the headmaster's wife. She was a fanatical naturalist though, and got me interested in birdwatching and conservation in general. Now my kids are getting into it too, it amazes me how much she taught me has stuck!

26th Apr 2008, 12:10

Caine says:

Lovely shots. :)

26th Apr 2008, 21:21

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