Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The Subsidence of Lyricist

"He is Lyricist" it said.

He still is. But now though his paint is still bright, his home on the back of the has now reclaimed by nature as the buddleia inevitably colonises anywhere like that little triangle of brownfield site at the back of the floorists with the hot yoga studio on top.

I knew him. Know him. He'd just done his first hip hop album when the mural went up and was working in the pub where I drink. I think fatherhood kind of overtook the music, and hence Lyricist went into abeyance.

But his mural still persists, watching over the butterflies and bees as they feed in summer. It's also a Pokemon stop; it has earned a place in legend.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 20.12.17


  1. Many are called but few are chosen by the fickle world of popular music. I wonder if the mural will still be there in years to come for his children and grandchildren to see.

    1. His children will certainly see it! And it will probably be a Pokestop forever lol.

  2. I like it. I think the foliage sets it off.

    It's been raining all day, I guess since I said I'd look for some local sun and road alignments.