Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The first post


Well, here I am, finally back in action. We ran our bass player Stephen to the station yesterday after a Christmas that saw three weeks of non-stop music, drinking and partying, the longest evening being saturday when we managed to play until 8 in the morning. My eighty-seven year old father kept pace pretty well and amazed everyone with his resilience and ability to keep drinking until the small hours.

No crackers and paper hats this year as our normal supplier, a German friend who lives in Brighton with his Irish wife and daughter, was unable to make it. 

As someone who normally eschews things fashionable at all costs, I cracked this year and grew a beard, which is much whiter than in my hippie days. It seemed the festive thing to do and made me look like an anorexic Santa. 

Some friends sent this photo the other day. Just a picture of a Californian friend, TJ, who is a retired psychologist and a Siggy Freud imitator. Maybe I’ve found a new career.





Belatedly, to everyone out there, have a very, very HAPPY NEW YEAR.


8 comments:

  1. Wow, is that really you? You look so ... serious. Welcome to the White Beard Club.

    Mike

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    1. I've transmogrified into 'Rob the White,' without a fucking elf in sight.

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    2. Actually, it's just struck me that you're, heh, Walter the White (Breaking Bad?). Never mind.

      Mike

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    3. Is that good? Afraid I've never seen it, or indeed any of the other recent rave-review TV dramas, Scandinavian or otherwise. We tend to watch a lot of documentaries and pop-cultural stuff, but having seen Lucy Worsley the other day earning her fat pay cheque by singing obscure English folk songs, perhaps its time for a change.

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    4. It has the best opening sequence of any TV programme I've ever seen. I watched a couple of episodes, then decided to save it up for old age (which starts officially next month). You should definitely watch "The Wire" and "West Wing", with a little "Justified" and "Sons of Anarchy" to leaven the mix. American TV has had a Golden Age, and it's a shame to miss out.

      Mike

      Mike

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  2. But Rob, staying up all night drinking and merry making is so passé!

    PS What IS the French for "lookie-likie"?

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    1. The word you're looking for is: 'sosie.' Isn't lokkie-likie a charcter from Gilbert and Sullivan?

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  3. Mais non, mon vieux, it's YOU who would need the word -- though if you can get an "Alec Guiness, Billy Gibbons" double booking, I'm up for it!

    PS What, au nom du Diable, would I know about G&S?

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