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My old Friend Tommy used to say to me “You got to give chance a chance Will”.
He always reckoned that Tumbling Dice was written about him, so maybe he was right. I tried to sell my records recently and it didn’t really work out as I had hoped.
i was trying to sell them fast for a thousand pounds and nobody went for it. Nobody had a spare thousand pounds to spend on records. I can understand that.
They are worth much more than a thousand pounds to me. I looked through them recently and I remembered a lot of things. Places , people, times and feelings. I still want to sell them and this is why.
I guess I have always been a bit wary of love. Some of you know that already I guess, maybe even better than i knew it myself. I have pushed people away , run from love and generally acted like a massive chicken whenever it came near for fear of losing it. This has sometimes been pretty damaging to myself and to the people who loved me over the years. I am sorry about that .
Recently, I realised that I loved somebody more than I knew. . I had pushed her away and doubted love itself until she had finally had enough and ran half way round the world to try and escape her feelings for me. I can understand that. Losing her made me realise some painful things about myself and the way I had been acting. I realised that I loved her and that I had driven her away and looked for love in all the wrong places when it had been there in front of me all along . Anyway, rather than running away physically, or into the bottle, or the bag as I have done in the past , this time i decided to have a long hard look at myself and what I was doing. It was a long , sober two months, and at the end , after all the anger and sorrow had passed with nobody to blame but me …I realise that I loved her . I have fought against love before , but I have never fought for another persons love before and it half scares me to death.

She is a long way away .

That is why I am selling the records that I collected and loved for all those years.
I have been given a chance that I fully intend to make the most of.

Everybody deserves a chance don’t they ?

So , getting to the point, I am short of cash and I am not letting that stop me.

i am going to raffle the records.
Some of you might not know what a raffle is.
Basically , you buy a ticket, the tickets all go in a hat,(mine), and then somebody draws out one ticket at random. The person with the winning ticket wins the prize, in this case , my record collection. So, everybody involved has a chance , just like me.
i like the idea of my records going to someone who has a chance. It seems fitting somehow.
If you don’t win the records , then maybe, just maybe, you will get to read the love story that I have been hoping to write my whole life. (Don’t worry, I still have plenty of the other stuff to get down as well .)

I think that when love wins we all win somehow.

Anyway , I am going to take a chance on that . Sometimes it is all you’ve got.

Tickets are ten pounds each , payable via paypal to williebcarruthers@gmail.com

limited to one hundred and thirty tickets . Pickup, of records to be arranged later by the winner.

ten runners up prizes to be also drawn from the hat .

The grand draw will be filmed next week and the lucky winner announced on camera