Thanks to Alastair for this. It seems to chime with some of the discussion here in the last few days.
(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!
I promised my correspondent Simon Barrow who writes articles for both the Dumbarton and Exeter City programmes that I’d look out for Exeter’s result in their play off with Devon rivals Torquay United in both clubs’ attempts to get back in to the football league. Well Exeter won 4-1 today (5-3 on aggregate) and from Simon’s account it was a stoater of a game (as they don’t say in Devon!) with City coming from 1-0 (3-1 on agg) behind
I now feel rather obliged to support Exeter in the final against either Burton Albion or Cambridge United. Simon, if you read this why are Exeter called the “Grecians”? is it because they give you premature greyness?