No matter what the sceptics say I found this to be a thoroughly
enjoyable and engaging read. Fact or Fiction? Yes to both.
2004 ranks as the worst year ever. I’m still in denial over the
spectacular collapse and implosion of my beloved Leeds United AFC. I
look at the fixture list and think they must be Cup games! The whole
sad sorry episode unwound in front of my eyes and ears each and every
Saturday. At least Germany seem to have turned a corner after their
piss-take of an appearance at Euro 2004.
It was a
surprise to discover that I haven’t obtained a single Dylan show from
2004. I’ve read the reviews and the comments but I have to admit I that
I clearly can’t be arsed. Mind you should see the dust covering my tape
Clash of Dates.
was I unable to get on down to Cambridge for the second half of the year
I couldn’t make the John Green Day or the 25th Anniversary Bash. The
reason? Simple – see 10 below.
A Pirate Looks at 40.
1964 and 1994 got in common? Me. Not only did I reach the big Four Oh
this year but Ann and I chalked up 10 years not out together. Parties
and celebrations ranged from large family gatherings to a break away
alone together in Bruges. Also included was some quality time with my
elder brother on a trip to Germany. Nostalgia may not be what it used
to be, but remembering who you are and why is no bad thing.
the books and the films but sadly 2004 will be the last Christmas with a
cinema release or Extended DVD to look forward to. I’ll certainly miss
the anticipation and excitement. Sorry Paula!
All I See
Are Dark Skies.
Our summer holiday in France, to escape the English washout, began with
the biggest disappointment and cause of deepest depression in 2004 was
the re-election of the Texan Tosspot by the US masses. “Forgive them
Lord, for they know not what they do”.
passed my first year as a Freewheeler. I’m sure you all know about the
‘news’ bits but hopefully I raise a smile in the headline simile.
Freewheelin’ is my most enjoyable and thought-provoking Dylan read,
thanks to you all!
My young family.
Fantastic, rewarding and highly recommended. “Have a bunch of kids who
call me Pa. That must be what it’s all about” – you’re not wrong Bob.