|The Green Hotel is a collection of song lyrics
and poetry that spans a period of twenty five years, from 1972-1997. The poems mostly date
from the late 1970's to mid 1980's, and deal with themes of alienation and desire, madness
and love, hope and despair, fusing the personal and political in an examination of the
moral and emotional vacuum of late twentieth century life. The song texts focus on the
author's four post-1988 C.D.s, and reflect the mythology of the outsider adrift in a
hostile landscape, who is prey to his own fantasies and paranoia, and whose relationships
with others are frequently obsessive and destructive.
Together, the poetry and song texts document the development of an artist who has
resolutely remained outside mainstream culture and who continues to write in opposition to
dominant codes and the dictates of fashion.