THINGS I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP, THROUGH THE AGES
- •0-3 years oldGolden years, these. My mum tells me that once a total stranger came up to tell her what nice eyes I had. Can only assume I wanted to be a male model.
- •3-6 years oldMy Dad was a technology teacher and generally was always good at building stuff, proper Dad stuff like. I think this made me think 'inventor' was a viable career path.
- •6-11 years oldMy football years. I was a goalie for my school, and actually, not bad. So, goalkeeper for Arsenal and Wales was the main goal at this point.
- •12-15 years oldFootball got replaced with music, and I - presumably in an event to keep my virginity for as long as possible - took up the mandolin. Session mandolin player / the next Chris Thile, then.
- •15-18 years oldRealised my initial mistake, bought a guitar. Folk sensation was the path I obviously thought I was headed in, confused why labels weren't heading to mid-Wales to see me play. Having recently read back on my early songs, I now understand why this was.
- •19-22 years oldMoved to uni, started watching loads of films and, like everyone I knew, writing scripts. Nothing ever got made, nothing really ever got finished, but for a while i wanted to be a screenwriter. Might revisit this.
- •23-25 years oldStarted writing articles for various places, took sort of an equal billing with music, figured I could make a fair fist of journalism.
- •PRESENT DAYUh...astronaut?