Having A Down Day...
Wednesday(the third anniversary of Mum's passing)was calm, peaceful and happy. So there's the difference.
Yesterday went well regarding the visit from the Housing Association but I detest those visits and unlike some such organisations my landlord seems overly officious and strict. Luckily, it went well and hopefully I will be left alone again for another year. It was more easy thanks to the continued support from my friend Andrea and I like having her here as a witness.
Back to Wednesday...I don't have many events planned for this year and I am watching my health and finances more but I did have a concert to attend that I had booked some time ago. A couple of weeks ago it was the US singer(but mainly songwriter)Jimmy Webb...this time it was Albert Hammond(who will be 71 years old in a few weeks)he's doing only a few shows in the UK and luckily Durham was chosen for one of them. It would be easier to say what he hasn't done in the last five decades than what he has done. Writing songs for just about anyone and everyone in the business and if you love music its a fair bet you've some of his songs in your music collection or have heard them on the radio or used on the soundtrack of a film.
He wasn't precious, very approachable and came into the audience and shook hands, didn't mind people taking images as some performers do. I could've got many more images than I have and wish I had taken the time to but I will put some into this post.
He also delivered for a reasonable ticket price and honestly he doesn't need to perform and playing smaller venues he's probably not making a profit so perhaps its the buzz of performing why he still does or he uses the larger venues so he can still perform in smaller ones.
He came on stage at 7.30pm and stayed there until 10pm. No intermission. A great night.