Friday, March 27, 2009
Never mind the Buzzcocks....
I went with a friend to see the 70's punk band "The Buzzcocks" who were playing in Angouleme last night.
It was an eclectic mix. Mainly young French kids with a sprinkling of ageing Brits trying (and succeeding) to rekindle their youth.
The band were full of energy and played almost a 2 hour set without a break, despite the fact that my friend had seen the two remaining original members play in Bristol in 1976....which puts them as early fifties at least.
The vibrancy and enthusiasm were a joy to behold and they were working the crowd effortlessly because of it. The trip down journey lane lead me back to one of my favourite quotations:
"If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm"
Just don't forget that as you grow older ageing muscles take a while to lose their stiffness the next day....