1990-Djazz

Jazz finally ’clicks’ for RJ and inevitably, he becomes obsessed; listening to jazz 24 hours a day buying CDs by the dozen, and attending workshops.

RJ, now fanatical about Reinhardt, sells his house, car, and ten of his eleven guitars. With his ‘Maccaferri’ guitar, and a VW, RJ heads to Samois-sur-Seine, his hero’s last resting place.

Finding work as a waiter, he is able to make ends meet but in order to conserve his resources he lives in the VW, adopting his version of a gypsy lifestyle. After a long evening playing at a festival, RJ falls asleep whilst having a last cigarette, which sets fire to the caravan . In a bizarre parody of the incident which befell his hero, RJ receives first-degree burns which leave him unable to play the guitar.

Taking this as a sign that he is playing the devil’s music, RJ founds, and spends the remainder of his life working for SATAN, Society Against The Apocalyptic Noise, though due to a slightly dyslexic mason his headstone wrongly states that he did much good work for SANTA.

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1967 – CSNJ

One Sunday evening, RJ is introduced to the guitar by his cousin, John, and learns to play 8 chords. RJ is hooked.

Having fulfilled his filial duty by completing school, RJ heads for Manchester where he finds a band who are appreciative of his guitar playing and harmony vocals.


One Sunday evening, RJ is introduced to the guitar by his cousin, John, and learns to play 8 chords. RJ is hooked.

Having fulfilled his filial duty by completing school, RJ heads for Manchester where he finds a band who are appreciative of his guitar playing and harmony vocals.

The band split due to musical differences, and RJ and one other member of the band leave for the U.S.,where they form the super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Jones, who make their debut at Woodstock and go on to record several classic albums.

A victim to the hedonism of a rock’n’roll life-style, RJ abuses his body in every possible way until he finally collapses. After this traumatic experience, he leaves the world that made him both rich and famous and moves to a smallholding in Patagonia where he writes poetry in Welsh and restores antique fountain pens.