I’m Jonn Penney, wordsmith and gobsmith for alternative rock beat combo Ned’s Atomic Dustbin.
I’ve done some stuff, seen some things, lived some life and almost survived to my 50th birthday.
Now it’s been suggested that I might want to write about the stuff and things and life for my kids to read in case they ever need to know.
Trouble is I’m a bit busy living this life to find time to think about that life.
Much of it is a blur. Lots of it I don’t remember until you ask me. Some of it I’m scared I might’ve imagined.
Also I’m a slacker and a procrastinator.
So I had this idea. How about we all meet up so that you can help me to get my book started?
My good friend Rat, guitarist of Ned, and I will play you through the history of Ned with newly interpreted acoustic versions of our songs.
In between songs you ask me questions — I’ll answer them with tales that will no doubt have a tenuous relationship with the truth. We can pretend I researched and checked the facts.
I’ll record it all and con someone into transcribing it.
The book begins…
See you there I hope.