Editor, cook, gardener and gentleman
This is my first post on my new blog Domestic Demigod. I will be writing about my cooking (sorry you can’t taste it via the internet), and garden (you can’t smell that either). I will show you some of the editing I do. I’ve just finished a Wedding Video for a friend and before that a video for the Bradford on Avon Food and Drink Festival.
You may want to know why ‘Groucho’ or ‘Grouch’. When I worked at the Moving Picture Company (MPC) in 1982, there was another Video Editor there called Martin, Martin Hicks. So, as to avoid confusion, I needed a nickname. I had more hair then, round glasses, and just a moustache. I looked a little like Groucho Marx. The name stuck. I have credits on TV programmes as Groucho, Awards as Groucho. At one point more people knew me as Groucho than Martin.
I’m happy with the name, it has done me no harm. Even if younger folk have never heard of the Marx Brothers, or confuse me with The Grouch from Sesame Street. I’ll keep on answering to both Martin and Groucho, even if I have more hair on my chin than on my head.