Saturday evening was lovely. Martin, an old schoolfriend of mine whom I have only seen fleetingly once or twice in the last 30+ years, came to dinner. It was peculiar but heartwarming to see how we effortlessly picked up the threads of our friendship. And we hadn't actually hung out regularly together since 1976! He filled me in on the current status of friends and teachers half forgotten. I was particularly saddened to hear that Paul (the singer in my first band) had died of a particularly grotesque form of cancer, and surprised to hear that one particular teacher (of whom I have written elsewhere) was actually gay! That explains quite a lot.
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
MICHAEL DES BARRES ON THE RADIO
Rick sets off on a new journey
‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer
JOEY MOLLAND: RTM US review
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gary Windo - Now is The time
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