Nervy Nora – one from my collection of alter – heads, a pernickety persona.©

Nervy Nora. Photo above Kasia Rose Hrybowicz https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/life-is-dangerous-from-alive-at-ronnie-scotts? Nervy Nora has been around for a very long time. My early memories are of nervous tensions and its inherent manifestations in my persona. Stuttering and twitching, lacking in energy, courage, and conviction. No belief in my abilities. A need for support and my difficulties in asking for … Continue reading Nervy Nora – one from my collection of alter – heads, a pernickety persona.©

American Tales – The Belt

I have always loved the ordinary things, finding beauty in them, things like string. Here is an early attempt of one of my early poems ...I had written song lyrics and then in the Early 1980s took courage and began to write..Until last year, it has remained a hidden thing...  I have an extract below … Continue reading American Tales – The Belt

London Tales – My love for Oscar Brown Jr. ‘If I only had’ – ‘Rags and old Iron’

https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/sets/a-tribute-to-oscar-brown-jr Featuring Dorian Ford Jennifer Maidman and Phil Harper & myself, Carol Grimes at Lauderdale House Highgate London Performed At Ronnie Scotts and Lauderdale House London Oscar Brown Jr Tribute feat. Carol Grimes Oscar Brown Jnr - Tribute Quintet, Carol Grimes vocals, Dorian Ford piano, Neville Malcolm bass, Winston Clifford drums and Annie Whitehead trombone. … Continue reading London Tales – My love for Oscar Brown Jr. ‘If I only had’ – ‘Rags and old Iron’

London Tales 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 London Tales 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