‘it put a big smile on my face.’     Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music


‘A treat –  witty, wistful, wonderful.‘    Gyles Brandreth


‘Marriage Song #1 is a quiet masterpiece.’    Sunday Times


‘ Sharp satirical thinking put into song… You’re going to love it. ’         Folkwords


‘ A delight in every way…. precise and with compassion  –   a rare delicacy to be able to combine expert satire with the longing of humanity.’    Liverpool Sound and Vision


‘Like dry Jake Thackray and American Tom Lehrer, Blacker has the ability to look at the ordinary everyday that nobody writes about and turn out gems of social observation…This is knowing writing with the laughs masking depths and intelligence.’     Northern Sky Magazine


‘ Hilariously entertaining. ‘    Mary Dickinson, Everyman Folk Club

CD released 10th Aug! 'HUGE FUN... IT PUT A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE :-)' Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music

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As I sat in Wellington Airport, waiting for my flight - the first of three long flights home  -  a small earthquake occurred. The terminal building shivered for about 30 seconds. I looked around me. People continued chatting and checking their mobile phones. Moments later, following the sound of a gong over the intercom, there was recorded announcement. 'ATTENTION. EARTHQUAKE. DROP TO THE FLOOR AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.' One or two people around me smiled, shook their heads in amusement, then continued what they had been doing. I decided not to drop to the floor or cover...

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