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The Reckless Pen

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Are a couple of misfits who met at Portsmouth film school in the 70s.

Our passion for irreverent comedy resulted in various joint projects from our own wannabe Derek and Clive recording session (performed while stone cold sober) through to video sketches taking the piss out of abstract painting as an act of rebellion against the fanaticism of the art school’s dominant ideology.

Life and How to Live It materialized only after we’d both left college and tried to fit into this strange, Byzantine place everyone calls ‘society’.