Two Interviews/ The Singers Tale Show & some reviews

Preview/Interview: The Singer's Tale London Jazz News, 13th February 2015 Link: http://www.londonjazznews.com Carol Grimes was one of the very first performers to appear at St James Studio (preview from 2012). In this new interview with Sebastian, she talked about the first outings of her new autobiographical project “The Singer's Tale,” for which she will return … Continue reading Two Interviews/ The Singers Tale Show & some reviews

Feeling Old and in the Way

Carol Grimes The Singers Tale & other Yarns - www.carolgrimes.com

 An extract from The Singers Tale   

Nothing like feeling old and in the way.

Crowded high street, a gang of girls walking towards me –

straddled across the pavement like an impenetrable wall of young women.

Stand my ground or swerve into the gutter?

They show no sign of seeing me. Closer closer.

As if I am invisible, not here, what will I do?

‘Perhaps I should lie down and you can walk over me to save you the trouble of giving way?’

Said me to myself & I.

 I am a nuisance, old and in the way

Girls laughing chatting with each other, filled with the enjoyment of their own wit.

I stand my ground.

Avoiding the gutter – refusing to be elbowed out of the way – with my bag full of vegetables – fruit – two pots of red geraniums and a loaf of bread.

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London Tales Carol & Sam 1960/70s The Grove Days W2 W11 W10

Throughout the 1960/70s I lived in many places, often homeless. From West Cromwell Earls Court to The Brompton Road, Worlds End Chelsea, then over to Swinbrook Road just off Goldbourne Road in North Kensington, to St. Stevens Gardens then on to All Saints Road. My years in The Grove, bar some nasty encounters with The … Continue reading London Tales Carol & Sam 1960/70s The Grove Days W2 W11 W10

London Tales – Deptford & my secret garden on the roof ©

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String ©

String carol grimes September 2018 © I love to sing, I would love to fly, to wing it and sing it, please wrap it  - and tie it with string for me. String rhymes with sing and wing, I like string -  a useful thing- of many colours, textures, thickness, and weight. To hold your trousers when you have … Continue reading String ©

London Tales – Lonely, broke and Randy

I wrote this during a troubled time in the 1980s whilst living in Bethnal Green with my Son in The Grand Union Housing Co-op, London E2 https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/lonely-broke-and-randy-from-cd Lonely Broke And Randy / Grimes/Hrybowicz  CD 'Eyes Wide Open' Sitting in a Bus Shelter I hope the last one hasn't gone - the night seems so dark … Continue reading London Tales – Lonely, broke and Randy

London Tales – Mind the Gap

https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/mind-the-gap Mind The Gap Grimes/ Hrybowicz Written when living in Tower Hamlets East London 1979 - 1993 Annie with her shopping Bag  gets mugged right on the High Street Angry Harry in his Jag 'Wheres all the decent people gone? But Harry doesn't want no trouble, Harry don't want no fuss- he quickly puts his … Continue reading London Tales – Mind the Gap