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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Gimme just one fine day...





Last week, I had the wonderful pleasure to be tete-a-tete with Son of Dave, Benjamin Darvill, of the one time Crash Test Dummies, at the Cluny, the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle... This is a once industrial area, full of Victorian warehouses, now almost transformed with European funding into artists' studios, an interactive museum replete with old and new Children's Books, 'Seven Stories', a horse-riding centre with resident gee-gees, galleries and the Cluny, a former whiskey bottling plant...

With a stamp on my hand, the like of which I had not seen since the Under 16's disco at the Catholic Club in 1980, I stood with many others (mainly gobby, chit-chatting, men - Don't dare say to me that women are the more talkative sex!!!), to listen to the wonders of this man, Benjamin Darvill, native of Winnipeg, Canada, now resident in the UK, where he must feel very much at home amongst us English Eccentrics, living la vida loca, in song and sound, in life and loves, in mind and mentality, in word and deeds...

And he was WONDERFUL, and life-enhancing... I felt full of wonder just spending one and a half hours in his crazy, fabulous, crackers, talented, musical presence, dodging beer being poured over me by gossiping men, swilling Cherry Kriek from Belgique and eschewing all but the Absolutely Fabulous, dahlink...

I live, I love, I listen to music, and I ask you...

What made you smile today?

7 comments:

saz said...

not a lot today lovely....

oh but l lie...your comment about JOhnny getting better for moi on my facebook...made me momentarily roar, then l ducked back down under my comforter and stared at the tv...

love you lots xxxx

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

what a lovely opportunity..what made me smile today? my garden to be!:)

French Fancy said...

You're helping me stay in touch with music - thanks for this. I've never been mad on the harmonica but I did like this. It's great you get out and about and enjoy yourself. Want.

Derrick said...

Was that you he was calling out to, Fhina?! His back must ache by the end of his act! Glad you had a good time amongst all those chatty men.

slommler said...

Wonderful!!!
My garden too made me smile!! To put new living plants into the ground with hope and love. Fabulous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jingle said...

love music all the time...
thank you for sharing!

willow said...

You made me smile today.

Something I wrote earlier...

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