Last night I did something I don’t normally do and connected with people on FaceBook. It was mostly with an old friend from my theatre days. He is the type of friend that transcends any given situation. He was there for me when my Dad died and when I broke up with my first real girlfriend he was there. Always with a beer in hand or a word of encouragement. I had one other friend that came somewhere close to that state of being but it was a totally different kind of relationship with a similar end.
Last nights conversation went from the sublime to the ridiculous in the space of a couple of messages. or those of you under the age of 30 then you may not have heard of The Goon Show. To put it succinctly the Goon Show was the brainchild of Spike Milligan. He co-opted Peter Sellers and Harry Seacombe into the gang and BAM a radio institution was born and a lifelong affection with radio for me was born. I had heard excerpts of The Goon Show during Adrian Juste Saturday lunch time radio show back when I was a kid. He would take little vignettes of the show and use them as fillers between songs and guests on the radio show. He had all sorts of radio bits from back in the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s. Subliminally that is where I think my love of radio came from.
Anyway back to the facebook conversation. It started about Bugs Bunny and went on too the goon show. We were quoting back and forth for about an hour. It was quite possibly the longest facebook conversation I have ever had ( at least, that I can remember.) It was good to let rip like the old times with Nigel. We really do need a reallife meet up soon. Maybe when everything has settled down around here (BIG news coming soon folks.)
Well that’s about it from me. I am still on holiday until Monday so if you’re looking for me on twitter I am not there, I just can’t get to grips with the tweetdeck app for the iPhone. I’ll be back to normal on Tuesday of next week.
Until Next Time…