John & Fyrm’s recent Trump cartoon

December 22, 2016


This is a brief note to say that I have recently made a Donald Trump cartoon which you can find on my website:

Trump cartoon

I hope that this link works for you and that you enjoy the cartoon.

Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.


The Bagel of the North

August 27, 2016

Well, I wasted some time this afternoon on what can only be described as a displacement activity (instead of getting on with some graphics for my forthcoming illustrated book about my songs).

I get fed up having to drive past Gormley’s sculpture ‘The Angel of the North’ every time I go up the A1 from Sunderland. so I decided to make my own fantasy sculpture, which I hereby call ‘The Bagel of the North’
Bagel of the North





Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles 🙂

Chemical warfare song

June 27, 2016

It has been a while since I have posted here. I seem to have been very busy refurbishing my little music studio. Anyway, be that as it may, I have heard that BBC TV Channel Four is going to do a programme about chemical warfare and the UK establishment known as ‘Porton Down’. This is due to be scheduled on Tuesday 28th June 2016 at 2100 GMT. Well, it occurred to me that I wrote a song about chemical warfare back in the early 1980s. I released it in 1983 (the copyright # is ISRC GBGHU0300005).

A version of this song is up on my Bandcamp site:

The fyrmusica site is so named after my Second Life avatar (Fyrm Fouroux) but you don’t really need to know that.

Anyway, I thought I would tell you about this. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles!

‘Trip to the tip’ now up on Bandcamp

March 25, 2016

Hello! This is to let you know that I have now placed a digitally orchestrated version of my song ‘Trip to the tip’ on Bandcamp


More songs on Bandcamp

March 23, 2016

I have been busy putting up more stuff on my Bandcamp site (both recording and doing the artwork for the tracks). The most recent ones are:

    Life is a party
    Full English breakfast

You can get to them at:
Fyrmusica songs

Apart from this, I am still working on the manuscript of my latest novel ‘Passionate abrasions’ but I don’t think that will be finished until late summer. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

‘A Hawk’s dinner’ is now up on Bandcamp

February 5, 2016

Hello! I have now put a version of Hawk’s Dinner up on Bandcamp:
A hawk’s dinner
Hoping to get more up in due course.

Fried eggs for breakfast now up on Bandcamp

February 1, 2016

Hello! Yet another song up on bandcamp now…
Fried eggs for breakfast

There might be a pause before I get any more songs up, for a while. I think I am more or less up-to-date with what I have on file. There is more to come, but that will require work in the home-recording studio. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

My song Chemical Warfare is now up on my Bandcamp site

January 31, 2016

My song Chemical Warfare (originally recorded in studio, back in 1983) is now up on my Fyrmusica Bandcamp site
Chemical Warfare
The artwork is new. I finished that today!

My song track ‘Waiting Up’ now on my Fyrmusica Bandcamp site

January 26, 2016

I have now uploaded my song ‘Waiting up’ to the Fyrmusica Bandcamp site. I have made some new artwork for the track, which I hope you will enjoy.
Waiting up

Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

My song ‘Breathe Softly’ now up on Bandcamp

January 23, 2016


It has been a while. Anyway, this is to let you know that I have at last put a version of my song ‘Breathe softly’ up on my Fyrmusica Bandcamp site:
Breathe softly

I am rather pleased with my artwork. I hope you like it, too. The version of the song was recorded in studio back in 1983 and was originally on my vinyl LP ‘Just for the record’. I recently managed to digitise it. The sound engineer placed a mic very close to the guitar. While I think that was, on balance, a good thing to do it does mean occasionally you get the sound of my fingers running up and down the strings! Oh, and I overdubbed some additional guitar work – you don’t get that in my streamed live performances, obviously. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.