Oh, gosh! For nearly 60 years, I've had music close to me: parents, grandparents, friends at school, one of whom managed the St Paul's Cathedral choir. So little I dislike, so much still to discover, all regardless of age, fashion, trend or style. Being around musical types helps and it was Brian & Ralph who remarked on the breadth & depth of what I could discuss. Currently listening to: Warren Zevon; Holly Hurnden; Arca; Grateful Dead; Moody Blues; Dubliners; King Tubby; Scientist; Augustus Pablo.........
Nessie, that 24:xx will come - maybe focus on running & cut back on other sports a while.
4 miles, warm, bright sunshine, friendly dogs but a calf tweak, this time in the RH leg - steady does it!
After an early 4-mile trail & beach outing, I had a super day at work punctuated by discussions about music with two pro musicians who also teach on our HE courses. Brian plays bass for 'Clinic', an off beat rock band from Liverpool championed by the late John Peel. Their 'USP' is performing in surgical masks & scrubs! Ralph leads a loud, shouty indie combo, 'Death At Sea'.For some reason, both are impressed by my muso credentials and we talked about dub reggae and the day Brian upset a pint of Guiness over Michael Stipe! Brian's going to teach at LIPA in September.
The Brownlees turn out for the Chevin Case, a 7-mile Boxing Day off roader attracting much fancy dress. I remember Jonny signing race shirts 90 minutes after he'd finished. Still quite awkward in interviews but that's part of the appeal.
Good how one run can balance out another, Cal - blue skies always help!