About to enter his fifth decade, accountant Norman Lehman is beginning to relinquish his dream of super star rock celebrity.
Norman looks back with disappointment to the days when his band, The Old Timers, met in his garage for four- hour long gigs before neighbours complained and, right on the cusp of a musical breakthrough, Environmental Services stepped in and closed them down.
That left the group, Norman (guitar), Fred (drums and shoe salesman), Mick (electronic keyboard and bus driver) and Geoff (guitar and plumber), without a studio, until they moved to Fred's spare bedroom before his wife Beryl abruptly intervened one Monday night and closed them down.
But The Old Timers still dreamt of strutting the O2 stage in front of a rapturous audience, only just dodging the flung knickers of ten thousand pubescent girls and their mums, unable to leave the stage until after a twentieth glorious encore.
Now Norman would like to do a David Bowie-like come back, surprising Beryl, the neighbours and Environmental Services.
That's Norman (bass guitar and accountant) Lehman's rapidly receding dream as he immerses himself once again in his double-entry bookkeeping, quietly humming to himself, Shine On You Crazy Diamond...shine on...