The Guitar Man
Well in all honesty, I might have retuned yesterday. I knew I might struggle a wee bit as I mentioned in the blog yesterday but there's only so much rattle than you can listen too without having to cough and gargle yourself. Early indications are that things are no worse at least. This is a relief as I spend this morning watching the final Harry Potter film, HP7b. As I've written before, my eldest is 19 and his time at school coincided with the first, unheralded, Harry Potter book. He arrived home asking about this new book all his friends were talking about and could I find him one? Well the local bookshop had vaguely heard of it and rummaged around before finding a copy. We were all hooked from the beginning. As the reader-at-bedtime it was a thrill to something so different and mysterious. Plus it fell perfectly in my range of voices: camp, Cornish, cockney, Yorkshire and Lancashire. We all loved the journey and it finishes this summer. Bravo JKR.
And what a legend on the show today! Duane Eddy is in today. A guitar great, a pioneer, he will be in to talk about his return to music making with Richard Hawley. He'll even bring his guitar with him. So many guitarists have been influenced by Duane; Hank Marvin,Jimmy Page and Ry Cooder have all paid tribute. And in his honour, today's songs should be about THE GUITAR and THE GUITARIST in all it's/his/hers glory.
Well have a refreshing and inspiring Tuesday, see you after 5.