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....

1 comment:

Chris Stead said...

You are a lucky man.

The buzzcocks were one of the great punk bands and with the two main men going strong, I bet they must be fantastic live.

...and orgasm addict knocks the socks off the Shirelles any day!