I’ve just discovered that there are some new comments that turn up on old blogs so have just gone through all the old blogs checking out what’s there, which was a bit of a weird experience. Particularly I avoided reading all the comments during the whole Gaza hoohah (already two years ago!) but looking at them now you just think “wow people are crazy.” I remember years ago I was with Island Records (Me, Bob Marley, Was not Was etc ) and Dave Robinson who founded Stiff Records took over managing Island too. On our first meeting he said to me with wonder in his voice “wow people really hate you.”
Since the summer I’ve had a new interest. I’ve alway cycled but haven’t done it seriously for years but in August I got the Condor racing bike I bought a decade ago out of the shed (Columbus alloy frame, Shimano Ultegra groupset). So now most days I go to the Park and ride round and round in my tight fitting lycra pants. When another guy comes past me on a serious bike I chase them and we race until I feel sick and dizzy, sometimes if I can manage it I overtake them and give them a tow for a while. Not a word is spoken during all this.
Actually I’ve just had a thought, I’d always thought we were racing but maybe the guy in front is simply desperately trying to get away from this gasping, sweaty fat man in elastic trousers who seems to be after them.