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. Shane now plays with Helen and The Neighbourhood Dogs, Picturehouse and (occasionally) The Star Club. He is married, and lives in 1987.