My name is Sean Hurley and I am Sherwin Sleeves ombudsman, gopher, handyman, internet person, musical assistant, and all around amanuensis. Sherwin lives just up the road from me in the next town over and I visit him once or twice a week to pick up songs or stories or whatever he has to give me.
I don’t know a lot about him. He is 79 years old (I think). He moved here a few years ago, arrived by train. I believe he spent much of time working for a traveling theater. He is not married and apparently has no other family.
A frequent question: Does he really do all that walking? Yes! He does do a lot of walking. Even with the cane and a slightly bad leg, he walks more than anyone I know and he doesn’t seem to bother with any difference between night or day. He’ll set off at midnight for a 10 mile journey to nowhere. From what I’ve learned, he doesn’t seem to have the least idea where he’s heading to when he goes out – he just puts on his hat and walks out the door and is suddenly gone.
While I’m currently trying to find a job on the radio, Sherwin continues to write songs and music – for no real apparent purpose other than he enjoys it.
He doesn’t do much work for pay – but he is not the enemy of money. If you have voice work or are interested in a song – please feel free to contact him at sherwinsleeves(at)yahoo(dot)com.
This blog will be a shared forum. I’ll be posting audio from my own life as well as Sherwin’s songs and stories…