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Chapter One and Others
Two nuts in three stops holler,
Holler at the moon.
All around me, maniacal screams.
In this enclosed shell, they scream:
They see nothing.
The moon takes its victims.
They come crashing down, all around.
The ground is ripe with them.
All hollering, suddenly silent...
Chapter One and Others invites you to journey through a series of observations twisted by life. Through this volume of poetry, Pelham presents both reflection and refraction of watched experience not always seen.
Pelham, a reluctant poet, began his creative life as the worst musician/songwriter/performer in the world in the early two thousands, in Melbourne (Australia). Being not at all musical it became more and more difficult for him to create new music, and in two thousand and eleven, after writing what he refers to as being his first book (an absurdist feminist text), his musical ambitions began to slowly die, due to disillusionment as much as his ineptitude.
After writing that absurdist feminist text Pelham would be unable to say how many books he has written, but he has written many, in a great variety of styles – Chapter One and Others is his first book of poetry.
At the end of 2011 Pelham moved to the town of Nantes (France), but he longed for his true love (Paris) so much so that he spent a great deal of his time in Nantes staring out his kitchen window in the direction of Paris. In mid-2012 Pelham would make his joyous return to Paris, his musical ambitions at this stage well and truly dead, even though his great love of music has never wavered.
For several years Pelham was a fanatical presence on the Parisian music scene, and his reviews of concerts can be seen on the website: pelhamonabudget.wordpress.com.
A compilation CD of his favourite bands of this scene was released by Skank Bloc Records in two thousand and fifteen.
His website now, however, is becoming more and more dedicated to poetry, and today, it may be difficult for him to deny that he is, indeed, a poet.
Chapter One and Others is his first major publication achievement, the first of many, he hopes.