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Tuesday, March 06, 2007
13 Years Apart, But Would They Still Be Lovers???
Sorry about the rather sensationalist title, there's no sexual love contained within this post, just actual love between humans. The best kind!
At the weekend I had a reunion with a chap who i used to work with in the old Gallowgate Union back in the 1993/4 Season. Most critics agree that that was the best season of the show - funny/handsome characters, lots of sluts, youthful exuberance, shenanigans each week, etc... uh-oh, hold on, this ain't TV but real life! Yup,us crazy, now slightly older (hem hem), bastids got together, after 13 years apart, for a 'couple' of beers on Saturday afternoon. We were both pretty nervous about this - what the flip would we talk about? Would we still like each other? Would there be awkward silences? Well, we talked about everything, we still liked each other and there were no silences - just uproarious laughter. So much so that he missed his train home! So we stayed out and got, I think this is the technical term, 'blitzed'. His name is Nick Fraser but somehow, somewhere in our friendship his name was changed to Nicholas Ampersand-Whelks. If you're reading this, the ampersand is probably above the number '7' on your keyboard. If you are not reading this, it's still there. Dunno where the 'whelks' button is. In case you're wondering why there's a picture of CHRISTIAN BALE below, I think Nick looks like him.

Nicholas Ampersand-Whelks, yesterday.

'Interestingly', when we were chums back in the day, we were big DOCTOR WHO fans. Now that ain't so crazy (you should be saying) but in 1993/4 that was not a popular thing to say. I never told girls in case they wouldn't ride me, for example. Please note I said 'in case', arf arf. But now everyone loves the show, so it's okay to be a geek about it. And boy, we can be geeks! Oddly, in those days TAKE THAT were the top band in the pop charts, what a change we have... (examines Top 40) ... erm, moving on. Even odder was that we both, together, as human young males who liked girls, went to an EAST 17 gig. No, really. We had much fun and visited The Union as Nick was keen to see how it changed, and boy was he saddened. It's tough to explain to anyone who hadn't been in the old Union the difference between them but by christ it's huge. And not in a good way. We had fun though, which was the main thing and I get the feeling it won't be another 13 years until we see each other again.
Just misses out on being the first "CDW", as I now call them.

Also, was out on Thursday night at The Union (twice in one week, what a student!) helping my mate RICHARD MILLER out with the OPEN MIC night. Played some stuff, I'd never done before which is always fun although one girl got reeeeeeal upset that we didn't know the words to PULP'S "COMMON PEOPLE", and so she is the recipient of this week's CUM DRENCHED WHORE OF THE WEEK AWARD - it was gonna go to BRITNEY due to her head shaving and general oddness but she just misses out. Elsewhere, TV is pretty excellent on a Wednesday with DRAGON'S DEN, PARTY ANIMALS (which is getting better and better) and, of course, NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS. Didn't see IDOL this week but HARRY HILL'S TV BURP was inspired with him going back to the 70's. Sadly he didn't review any 70's DOCTOR WHO which would have been fun. On DVD I watched AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH which was great but pretty grim (though they do show a bit from my beloved FUTURAMA in it). AL GORE makes an excellent case and is positive about the future - his final message is that we have the power to change, we just need the will. Will we get it before it's too late? You decide.... Seriously though, if you want to borrow get in touch - everyone should know how to save the world. We can all do it, baby. I am already recycling jokes...


You can call him Al.


Music-wise, here's a list of current stuff I like, man:

The Long Blondes: Giddy Stratospheres
The Magic Numbers: This Is A Song
The Decemberists: Valencia
The Revelations: If I Called You On The Telephone
Howling Bells: Low Happening
Badly Drawn Boy: A Journey From A to B
Take That: Shine
Ghosts: Stay the Night
Tokyo Police Club: Cheer It On
Cold War Kids: Hang Me Up To Dry
The Knife: Marble House
Maximo Park: Our Velocity




Where do baby cows eat?
The calfeteria.



Schnarf

Til the next time
C
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