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“Fuck! I thought you were dead”, said a mate I’ve known for 40 years or more as we met at yet another Funeral. Still have to pinch myself when I look in the mirror every morning. I’ve made cocking things up an art form during my 56 years on this planet and I’ve buried quite a few mates along the way but by some inexplicable quirk, I’M STILL HERE! At last I’ve accepted the skin I was born in and the knowledge I’ve acquired from living a colourful life. Grey? Who gives a shit! I can still bop my testicles off to a good band.
- Name – Dave’Doc’Cutter
- Profession – Musician, bass player by trade but spend most of my time on guitar these days
- What were you like as a teenager? – As a teenager I was quiet, or should I say subdued, I had a passion for alcohol and a penchant for unconsciousness. I loved music more than anything and I spent most of my time with my bass making a loud din and bouncing off things, walls, cars, telephone boxes. I had very little inspiration from school and hated pretty much every second. I didn’t fit in, but then again, who really did? People used to say I lived in constant self-destruct mode. I guess the drink and the antics were a sign of low self-confidence and self- esteem.
- How have you changed since then? – I don’t feel that much different now to the way I did then to be honest. I don’t drink much these days due to the fact that I live in West Wales, It’s rural and in my business I can’t afford to lose my licence. The other key factor is I just can’t afford it. All my money goes on keeping my gear working and keeping the band on the road and a night on the piss these days costs an arm and a leg. I’m just trying to scrape a living out of something I enjoy.
- What do you like doing in your free time? – Sex, Sex, Sex and Rock n Roll. That’s what I’ve always loved the best. I like being creative but that’s more of a necessity than something I like to do in my spare time.
- How long have you known your oldest friend? – I’m still in touch with a few mates from my youth, mostly people who hung around the music scene. I live 120 miles away from most of them but we still keep in touch. I suppose my oldest ‘mate’ I’ve been good friends with for about 40 years. Met him in a studio when we were in different bands and ended up touring with him for years. We still play together now and again.
- Good things about getting older – The good things about getting older? My dick feels bigger, but that’s probably because It’s not in my hand as often as it used to be. I like the mature confidence that allows you to deal with the bullshit that life chucks at you every day.
- Most difficult thing about getting older – The bad things about getting wrinkly? It takes longer to get my socks on in the morning. I’m sure my legs have got longer cos I can’t reach them anymore without grunting. Grey pubes, not good, shave the fuckers off? Just end up looking like dead day old chick. That’s about all I can think of.
- Advice, or words of wisdom, for the young ‘uns about becoming old and wrinkly – Have respect for your elders. I was taught that by my old wrinklies and I’m glad to say I mostly took it on board, because before you know it, It’s your turn. Get a life, get it now, embrace it, you only get one.
- Website: http://docandtheheadshrinkers.com/
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