one man spreading a little happiness

I love stories of people who live simple lives yet make a positive difference to the world. Our lives today seem to end up so complicated and yet it seems so hard to make a difference. Well today I am taking a bit of inspiration from a homeless man called Simon who spends his time between Bath, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham traveling, sleeping out and playing the spoons. I am sure it’s not an easy life and I don’t know his full story but I do know there is a wonderful twinkle in his eye and he spreads a bit of happiness wherever he goes. Check these vids out, first off playing to Faithless Insomnia, Borough Market London.

quick demo of how to do it “it’s a dying art, we are going to revive spooon playing” and I bet he is too. Birmingham train station.

duet with bluesman on Folsom city blues in Bath.

rocking it out and amusing the crowds in Oxford

and here is some more spoon fun

There are loads of “playing the spoons” vids on youtube, what makes these special for me is the spirit of sharing a bit a happiness and we can all do that whatever we are doing today.

4 Responses to one man spreading a little happiness

  1. Arno Rohrmoser December 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    … and this is how NOT to play the spoons:

  2. Brian December 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Fantsastic Robin I loved the first three videos I'm away to raid the cutlery drawer 🙂

  3. Barn the Spoon December 7, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Met this guy a couple of times, he is really sound, and i love his spoon playing especially with modern classics on a little boombox.

  4. Robin Wood December 10, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    I liked the comment on one of the vids that said "Dude is only 35 all the raving caught up on him"