For the record (haha!), I was born in Epsom and schooled in St Albans. I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor and have worked in London as a commercial valuer, an IT consultant and Business Analyst but none of that has deflected me from amassing a huge music collection, attending over 100 gigs (that I can still remember), teaching myself the guitar and writing/recording my own songs on a battered Tascam Portastudio (analogue, natch). Worst of all, I’ve always been wilfully opinionated about it all- much to the irritation of my remaining friends.
Luckily my wife and 2 children understand this so when I was forced to take a year off work with a back problem, they allowed me to write a book in order to keep me out of their hair. It's called 'Memoirs of a Music Obsessive' (the book, not their hair...) and it contains an analysis of 50 years of madness in the thrall of pop music. You can buy it here if you dare.