I check my phone to see that there is a new voicemail message from Our Glorious Leader. "The saxaphone player from Van der Graaf Generator likes 'Tree'", I hear. "He says it reminds him of The Grateful Dead".
Shane Kirk is a writer, broadcaster, musician, slow right arm bowler, retired goalkeeper and the author of both 'Do You Do Any Wings?' - his journal of a year spent playing in a covers band - and 'All These Little Pieces', a remarkably similar account of being in folk/country/pop/rock 'East Angliacana' group Songs from The Blue House. He is married, and lives in 1992.