Chalk and Cheese

Stevie Turner

This post has been scheduled as I’m currently away until Tuesday.

Compared to his brother, Marcus was a dream child.  Quiet, biddable, musical, and eager to please, Marcus has gone through life so laid back that he’s almost comatose.  Indeed, several times he apparently fell asleep in business studies at school, and nobody ever woke him up!

Marcus was born in November 1985.  For the first 13 years of his life he was quite introverted and lived in the shadow of his louder older brother, but then, suddenly, he picked up my acoustic guitar which changed him overnight.

After I had taught him some chords, he asked if he could have guitar lessons.  Every Saturday we would take him to Bury St Edmunds for his lessons with his pride and joy – his new electric guitar.  He learned quite quickly to make the guitar cry and sing, mastering the instrument in…

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