19-Nov-08

Interesting last few days that gave me a real flush of nostalgia. Firstly someone I used to go to school with got in touch for the first time in over 10 years. I’m usually quite critical of Facebook (even though I am on it), but in this case, I would never have re-connected with this person after such a long time. It’s really cool to see the reaction when you tell them you’ve been married for 10 years, have two boys, one of which is nearly ten!

On the other hand, you have the surprise of finding out this person has a daughter and lives near to where you were born and spent the first 20 years of your life. Amazing! It’s really given me a warm feeling to know this person is doing very well and also that they have fond memories of our time together at school!

The other blast from the past was last night at the Manchester Academy. I went to see Extreme, the first time they’ve been in Manchester since 1995.  They seemed genuinely moved by the reaction they got from the crowd, which is always a good thing to see. I didn’t really know any of the new stuff they played, but they put on a great show in a small venue, so a good night – with the exception of ringing ears when I came out!

For pics of the gig, visit the usual place.

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