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Desi

                                                             

REMEMBER ON THE EVE OF MY 7TH BIRTHDAY WISHING FOR A GUITAR, AS EVEN BEFORE THAT MOMENT I KNEW THAT MUSIC WAS SOMETHING I SIMPLY COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT, AND HAD TO BE INVOLVED IN.
I DIDN’T GET THE GUITAR BUT DETERMINED AS I WAS DECIDED TO MAKE ONE MYSELF,AND DID SO,OUT OF THE REMNANTS OF ONE OF MY DAD’S SOUND SYSTEM BOXES,SOME CARDBOARD,GLUE AND MY SUPPLY OF ELASTIC BANDS,”I KNEW THEY’D COME IN HANDY FOR SOMETHING”.
SO IMPRESSED WERE MY OLDER AND YOUNGER SIBLINGS THAT I WAS ORDERED TO MAKE TWO MORE, AND COULD I ALSO POSSIBLY EXTEND THIS LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP TO MAKING A DRUMKIT AND A FOOTBALL?
AGAIN I OBLIGED, AND SO CHICK MURPHY & THE MURPHINS WERE BORN”DON’T ASK WHY THAT NAME, I STILL CAN’T EXPLAIN AND I CHOSE IT”
AS A FAMILY OF FIVE BOYS AND ONE GIRL ,POOR MUM WAS RUN RAGGED AND SO BANISHED THE GLOBAL CHART TOPPING MURPHINS TO THE CONFINES OF THE ATTIC WHERE WE WERE TOLD WE COULD DO AS WE WISHED”AS LONG AS WE STOPPED DESTROYING THE REST OF THE HOUSE”, SO WE HASTILY PAINTED THE FOUR WALLS INTO OUR VERY OWN LOYAL AND FANATICAL CROWD AND DULY TOOK TO THE STAGE AT WEMBLY ARENA,NO MAKE THAT SHEA STADIUM, AND ABOUT TWICE A WEEK,AFTER EVENING TEA WENT ON A WORLD CONQUERING TOUR,TRAVELING THE GLOBE IN ONE OF POP’S ABANDONED HOLLOW SPEAKER BOXES AS THE TOUR BUS.”YOU GET THE PICTURE? WE WERE IN MY MIND MASSIVE,MUCH BIGGER THAN SAY THE OSMONDS AND AS FOR THAT GROUP THE JACKSON WHO?”
OVER THE YEARS AMIDST INTENSIFYING ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES, YOU SEE I WANTED FOR US TO ACHEIVE THE GLOBAL DOMINATION I BELIEVED WE WERE DESTINED FOR, NOT TO PLAY WORLD CUP FOOTBALL WITH THE STREET KIDS, MY TWO OLDER BROTHERS LEFT THE GROUP, AND THAT’S WHEN THINGS WENT TRULY STRATOSPHERIC.
I USED TO MAKE AND SELL AT SCHOOL CONTRABAND,HAND MADE COMICS,HOME MADE BELTS FROM A PILE OF LEATHER I FOUND IN A SKIP AND ANYTHING ELSE I COULD FLOG,AS I HAD MY EYE ON A PANASONIC TAPE RECORDER I’D SEEN IN THE LOCAL POST OFFICE.
VERY SOON THE RECORDER WAS AQUIRED, AND WE STARTED TO RECORD OUR CONCERTS, LISTEN BACK TO THAT DAYS PERFORMANCE, GLOAT A LITTLE AND TRY TO IMPROVE.
I’M SURE TO MY TWO REMAINING BROTHERS AND MY SISTER, WHO NOW HAD HER OWN SONG THAT I’D WRITTEN FOR HER, WERE JUST HAPPY HAVING FUN BEING THE MURPHINS, I WAS TOO, BUT ALSO TO ME THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS VOCATION AND I’D SPEND HOURS GOING OVER THE RECORDINGS ON MY OWN, WRITING NEW MATERIAL, REPAIRING THE INSTRUMENTS AND GETTING THE BUS KITTED OUT FOR OUR NEXT SELLOUT TOUR.
AS I LOOK BACK TO THOSE HAPPY INNOCENT,FORMATIVE TIMES I KNOW THAT TO STILL BE MAKING MUSIC AND PERFORMING AROUND THE WORLD TODAY WAS,IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A SPECIAL GIFT,THAT I RESPECT AND CHERISH,AS I BELIEVE THAT PAYING YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE BY DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU LOVE , IS AFTER GOOD HEALTH AND THE LOVE OF A FAMILY THE GREATEST THING A HUMAN BEING CAN HAVE,BECAUSE FOR MOST OF THE TIME WHILST IV’E BEEN INVOLVED IN MUSIC IT’S NEVER EVEN FELT LIKE WORK, JUST SIMPLY A SELF INDULGENT PLEASURE.AND WHEN THAT PLEASURE IS PASSED ON TO OTHERS,AND THEY TELL YOU SO,I FEEL LIKE I’M CHICK MURPHY ALL OVER AGAIN,ONLY NOW THE DREAM IS A REALITY.
IV’E WORKED WITH SOME OF MODERN MUSICS PIONEERS, SUCH AS STEVE FERONE, DAVID MCMURRAY, LARRY WILLIAMS, G.E SMITH, HUGH MASEKELLA, STEWART LEVINE, AARON ZIGMAN, AND PAUL RISER.
I’M STILL FORTUNATE ENOUGH TODAY TO KNOW AND WORK WITH SOME TRULY GIFTED MUSICIANS, I’M CONTINUALLY INSPIRED AND HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY LISTENING TO MY MUSIC.

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