Freedom Writer Writes…

Freedom Writers writes a right one across clue on the keyboard!

If you’re shaking your head in sympathy believing this freedom writers has fallen off the back of something and banged his head, well it’s not true I tell you! That opening gambit is actually a flashback to the end of the 1970s when, at a Stranglers concert in North London Hugh Cornwell said of Dave Greenfeld (the keyboard wizard) “he’s the only man who can write a right one across clue on the kleyboard” – the “l” in kleyboard is how he said it! Ok, it got recorded and ended up on the white single that accompanied the album “Black and White” which is why I remember it so well.

What in the hell is he on about?

Freedom writers write what the hell they want to write about, because they’re freedom writers! As I am now (self appointed) officially one of the freedom writers, if I feel like writing about a 30 year old Stranglers concert, I will! If you don’t want to read about it, then you’re probably too young to remember the frenetic punk era of the late 1970s in London in particular where it was at it’s height. I was there as a teenager who could legally drink alcohol (which by then the novelty had worn off) and liked to attend many of those off the wall gigs just for the sheer and electrifying atmosphere that went down at them. Ah memories…

Back to the present.

I’m not going to write about how to make money or how to succeed in Internet Marketing or any such thing right here, because this is not that kind of blog – its niche is freedom writers writing and writing is what this blog is about because its author is a writer who has the freedom to write whatever he blessed well wants and that makes him a Freedom Writers.


Am I about to spring something unexpected and awe inspiring now? Is that what I’ve been building up to, because let’s face it, I don’t usually write nonsense just for the hell of writing. Mmm…

If you were offered the chance to do something that you were very good at and knew it would pay very well but it would cost you a lot of your time to do it, what would you decide to do?

A. Take it on and wring every last cent out of it for as long as you could stand it and then jack it in and go back to treading water?

B. Reject it?

C. Take it on and keep it up until it kills you (ok that’s a bit over the top, but you get my drift)?

What would you do?

Terry Didcott