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Wednesday's Quote of the Day

10:13 UK time, Wednesday, 22 April 2009

"I spent New Year's Eve on my own, with a bottle of vodka and wrote this song. But I'm not at all bitter" - Unsigned songwriter Nick Hemming, nominated for one of the music industry's top prizes, an Ivor Novello award.

The 35-year-old works in a warehouse by day and pens songs by night. The latest, The Last of the Melting Snow, tells of meeting an ex he hoped - in vain - to get back together with. It's now been shortlisted for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, previously won by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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