"You look different every time
you come from the foam-crested brine
It's your skin shining softly in the
Partly fish, partly porpoise, partly
baby sperm whale
Am I yours? Are you mine
to play with?"
(Robert Wyatt: "Sea Song")
Marcus O´Dair´s biography "Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt" is scheduled for release on Waterstones 6 June 2013.
We steal this from the publisher´s web site:
"This is the first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain's greatest cult musician. Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with the Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 1960s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from a fourth floor window at a party and was paralysed from the waist down. He reinvented himself as a singer and composer with the extraordinary album Rock Bottom that has brought him a loyal following not just in Britain but in France, Italy and Germany. Today, Wyatt remains perennially hip, guesting with artists such as Bjork, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip. Marcus O'Dair has talked to all of them - indeed to just about everyone who has shaped, or been shaped by, Wyatt over five decades of music history".