- Oct 29, 2002
- Reaction score
- East of Suez
Just played Another Day at 06:45.
My wife came and said that's her favourite Roy Harper song.
I would probably plump for She's The One, These 50 Years, Referendum or When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease, but that's a very good call.
I've seen him twice, both in the early 2000s.Ah! Roy Harper...1st time I went to see Roy live he didn't turn up! Bloomsbury theatre about '92.
Subsequent gigs he never disappointed. I used to listen to Stormcock and HQ constantly...last saw him live at the end of the road festival in '12, quite apt really as he's bloody retired from gigging!
"Show us yer bum Roy"
Once was at a lovely sunny festival in Canterbury, and the other a very intense Shepherd's Bush Empire.
I played the tracks One Of Those Days In England and The Same Old Rock while shaving today (first search results).
The first had me in my old ground-floor studio apartment, watching the sparrows visit our bird-feeder and thinking of doing the allotment.
The other had me back in my parents' old house, in my attic-converted bedroom with the skylight open at night and some candles burning.
There was someone who is no longer among the living there with me, and it was sharply bittersweet to recall.
Roy Harper does that kind of thing to me.