Cakes at 10:30, meetings and GMP training, then a 2003 kickoff. A fun packed day!
I’m relying on the Kylie calendar on the wall next to me to get me through until 5pm.
Update: Also relying on “The Best of Martin Stephenson & the Daintees” which I picked up in FOPP yesterday for £5. Reviving memories of student days, drinking with Mr.Stephenson in the bar of Queens Hall Edinburgh, and the walkabout at the gig in Strathclyde yoony.
For those who don’t know:
In 1982, four scruffy kids came busking into my record shop with a song called “Roll on Summertime”. In my vivid imagination they sounded like Ry Cooder – and these were New Romantic times. They signed to Kitchenware Records as the Daintees. During the next ten years, four albums and constant touring Daintees came and went. Martin Stephenson, their songwriter the only original member from the busking session, became one of the most dynamic, idiosyncratic, eclectic and well loved performers and writers to endure the 80’s. A great test for one so generous of spirit in such a greedy decade.