I grew up loving stories and music. I loved to listen to the radio and to records and heard everything from Louis Armstrong to The Goon Show. I read and devoured books like a crazy girl.
My sister and I had a book of English Traditional Songs. She would play the piano part and I would sing along. It was an endless competition to see who could get to the end first. What fun it seemed to gasp that sweet word - 'Finished', breathlessly.
In the creative world, it seems that anytime I find myself gasping - 'Finished!' (breathlessly and exhausted) it turns out that the 'finished' thing just continues or evolves into something new. I am back at the beginning.
Sometime last year, it felt time to rename my website.
‘Odd Feat Foreword,’ I said,’what shall I say if anyone asks why?’
‘Just say,’ said grandpa, ‘ that it’s called Odd Feat Foreword, because that is its name’.
‘That’s not an explanation,’ said I, ‘ that’s just self referential.’
‘Well, let me ask you something ‘ said grandpa ‘How does it make you feel?’
‘Well, I said . ‘ here’s the strange thing. I don’t fully understand the name but it is strangely comforting. Oddly, even more so since the pandemic. At any rate, it makes me smile’
‘Wonderful’, said grandpa ‘remember this, I’m just a character in a story called 'Roost', so don't expect my advice to be completely logical.'
'Go on' he said 'it's time to present the show'.
So....gentle folks ....Here I present to you, ROOST - a musical show. Are you ready? Then we will begin.... let us turn the page to Chapter One.