Just noticed this on checking in this morning
(Harmonica Lewinsky that is)
Aye indeed. Following our guitarist’s decision to leave recently, sadly our drummer Martin tells me he must chuck the sticks on health grounds. Martin played in Hamburg in the 60′s with people like Richie Blackmore, and I’m sure readers wont mind my repeating my favourite Martin story (there are many!!) which I blogged some time ago.
In the early 80′s he was playing a gig with a band at the American Naval base at the Holy Loch near Dunoon in Argyll. They had got there a couple of hours before the gig and Martin was struggling to tighten one of the screws on his kit as he’d forgotten to pack his toolkit. ‘Excuse me’ says Martin to a passing American sailor/waiter, ‘do you think you could get me a screwdriver please?’ ‘Certainly!’ says the waiter, only to return a few moments later with a vodka and orange juice!
Ah! the true ones are the best
I know you look in here Martin and I’d just like to say that I’ve really enjoyed playing in the band and at jam sessions with you over the years and I hope it won’t be long until you’re on the road to recovery – you’re one of the best auld yin!