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A Little festive Cheer

A neighbour, she knocked loudly on my door, she told me the parcel had been outside my door since Wednesday and then she asked if I was alright. Told her yes, I went to the doctors on Tuesday and all is OK. The look on her face didn’t believe me but I really did go to the doctors.

She said if there is anything she can do then just ask, I felt very old, a very old 53 years of age. I don’t have a mirror though I know my eyes were very red, my coughing has been really bad and the gum is still open from 5th December tooth removal. 10th January the hospital want to start taking more teeth out and to see if I heal (bone and gum), then the phosphates injection thingy stuff. I do not want to do any of that.

You know, I’m getting very tired of my Sarcoidosis and the ‘drugs’ but is it the time of year?

On Tuesday I told the Doctor I feel they are now just trying to manage me until my death. Since then I’ve spent most time in bed thinking – that my life has been one big cock-up and it should finish.

I’m so sorry my son’s have to go through this with me.

Are the words in this spot on: DGU 1 …


A best tune I have ever witnessed, just superb…

When it’s this good, nothing else matters…

Sarcoidosis and Zero Vitamin D

I just don’t post enough, though I do tweet and hope folks get to see some? At the beginning of November 2015, I started a typical cycle of being shattered, fatigued, tiredness, exhausted etc. Went to the docs, mainly because I had hit quite a low mood (more on that later). He has been pretty good with me, anyway he suggested some extra bloods testing. Amazingly within a few hours the results were back, I have zero vitamin D in my body.

So, I’m prescribed Invita D3. Two be taken once per week…


I did my usual and researched this drug, guess what, it carries a warning that patients with Sarcoidosis must be treated with caution, the warning is pretty much that this medication can be dangerous for us sarcoids. So, zero vitamin D in sarcoids is dangerous, as are the meds to treat zero vitamin D in sarcoids, jeez.
Sarcoid and D3


After phoning Addingham surgery, the doctor returned my call, he went through his BMA manual and found the advice in some small print, he thanked me and we are going to try with half the dosage.

More growths are happening inside my feet, especially the ball of the right foot. It can feel like I’m constantly walking on pebbles, so I’m awaiting various scans for this.

I have never felt so tired, and fed up. The mental health team have got me in really quick; it took only two week. I know it can take some folks months. I’m going to be treated with Cognitive behavioral therapy (be careful how you key the CBT into the search engine – ouch!) which we hope will work along side a current medication of Fluoxetine. When I did see the doctors screen it appeared to have a red background, that is a first time.

Sometimes this would be the best way…

It’s shit, I swear.

Some amazing music here…

Have a very good listen to these three songs. Wrote and mixed by Jacob Briggs they are so very different, to each other, and other music. Absolutely amazing…

Breaking Through;

A Room of Two Sides;

The Rise and Fall;

Breaking Through

A magical tune, just close those eyes and feel the energy of peace…

Heron 2

Am I bonkers, you bet I am

Maybe I never recovered from, from when I once returned home from work and found another bloke in my house with a quilt on the floor? Anyway, Try like I might for the past 12 years yet it has been one problem after another, fail after fail, and now the housing association want my home back because of the arrears that the benefits are refusing to pay? More than ever does this song mean absolutely what it states…

The Rook in competion

Just a little article about Tuesday 8th April 2014.

The Rook 1

Venue is Bradford’s St Georges Hall.

The Rook 2

Event is the AMP Awards competition for the district.

The Rook performed three songs, absolutely brilliant and this is the order of playing;

And the winners were…

The Rook!

The Rook winners

Which means they are at the grand final in the August bank holiday weekend of Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley.

AMP grand final
This will be a fantastic weekend. Keep your eyes and ears well opened for one of the best bands to be arriving out of Yorkshire since, hmmm, in my opinion, well before the Artic Monkeys!

Flying High : Jacob and Matthew Briggs

I’m lost for words. Share with all and all to share, this is simply beautiful, this is superb Jazz, this is Blues, Rock, and mainly Brotherly…

Flying High 165kBit

DGU 1 and DGU 2

Two songs here from a few years ago, odd as it might seem its the same backing to each song but how different they are. Both very true.

01 DGU 1
‘Don’t Give Up’ its so fucking much easier than said, for the hard fuckers out there – good luck.

07 DGU 2
‘Do Girlie Underwear’ its a message that fit great – I was wrong.

Various band photos

Ah ha, I love some old shots, just a few here. Though I can not find any from rock covers band Somerset Avenue – of which I played bass and backing vocals, or AC/DC covers band Highway to Hull of which I tried singing, not enough engine oil in my throat though!

Aurora 1

Aurora 2
This was great fun, humble beginnings as Reich Elm, I suggested Aurora, and that we also get a new singer, Peat went and in came the amazing Stevie ‘T’ and his superb fun!

Gig time with Phtang
I mean, look at that singing style, it actually fit that band, Sensei evolved into Phtang, it all stopped when I decided to be a dad, it should have been a short break but took 10 years to play with those guys again, we had some pretty good laughs indeed.

53 12
53/12 was my last band, enjoyed some of that but I really need a band that have a head as messed as mine ha! I still have the idea of forming a ‘FUT’ that would be a punk, rock, and blues type band, yet also a solo act? lets see eh…