After 5 weary months while the summer dribbled away I had more than enough time to think about musicals and how to create them. I was on the verge of recording the music for my very first creation when I was taken into hospital. Luckily, Mishkin Fitzgerald of Bird Eats Baby was able to record the songs while I laid paralysed from a stroke. Having been admitted with a thing called Guillem Barre Syndrome and then to have it followed by a stroke seemed like a double whammy. Months passed while I was hoisted in and out of bed but I was lucky in so far as I found a HCA who was willing to type up my ideas on a tablet. These ideas became the template for The Hackers Opera.