The “free energy” graffiti seen recently reminded me of another fine piece of rail-side writing that is sadly no longer with us:


GUMPY IS BACK
AND HE’S NOT HAPPY

… once seen on the side of a building (a purpose built sign? does anyone have a photo?) near the railway junction just south of Richmond station. According to dev.null.org, Gumpy was a member of the an 80s bands Mighty Big Crime, and the Freaked Out Flower Children (featuring Sophie Lee). More recently (2003), Gumpy was touring with a band named Blind Munkee. I hope he’s happier now.

 

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