12th April 2020

12th April 2020


I've just put new strings on one of my fender electric guitars. I think it's been at least a couple of years since it had new strings on it and the old ones were very rusty! It's got a Bigsby tremolo arm on it and because of that it's a little bit awkward to restring, which is probably why I've  not done it for sometime. I must admit I am a bit lazy when it comes to restringing my guitars. In fact I discovered today that some of my spare guitar strings are so old that they've gone rusty as well and I had to throw a few in the bin. 


I've written another new song. Actually it was written before the one about the Brixham Mayflower which was mentioned in my previous blog. It's about the author Agatha Christie, who was born in Torquay, and is during the time just after her first husband left her and she went to the middle east and met her second husband via archaeology there. I have only just found out that I used to walk passed where she was born virtually every week when I was at Torquay Boys Grammar school in the 1970's. The site of her house is next door to where my school was located. My Dad worked at the technical college which was also located by my school. Both the college and the school buildings have been replaced by modern flats, apart from my old sixth form building which is now a residential house on the other side of the road. This is near the top end of Torre and there is a blue plaque near the site of Agatha Christie's birthplace which was called Ashfield.

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