Dear readers, tonight with us is a man from the seventies, here to tell us about growing up and the ethos of Punk.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
I grew up in the inner city of Birmingham UK, a grim industrial city. In the early seventies working class people were moved out of the city to smaller industrial towns with new homes. We hated these towns, as there was nothing to do but drink and fight. At least the city had football teams, and with the multi-cultural community there was great food and good music. The towns had nothing but factories, pubs and trouble.
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
Not really, my favourite things as a child was spending time with my Granddad in his garage; a den of interesting knick knacks. Going to the football games and on camping trips.
What do you do now?
I’m still in Portugal, still trying to stay off the drink. And writing books and travelling, doing the stuff I love. And most of all spending time with my son…we go to the footy together and hang out.Continue reading “Colin (of Punk Novelette, by Nick Gerrard)”