Live performance of The Boxer with an old friend for a very special old friend.

Just a lovely memory of a very treasured evening at my friend Chand’s home. A group of us would often have ‘home parties’ with the guitars at each other’s houses and this recording was at Chand’s where (while he cooked one of his amazing master class meals for us all) I performed Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Boxer’ at his request. Chand can be seen briefly part way through the video in the background.


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Time with an old friend

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The past few days seem to have passed so quickly as my old friend is now shipping out. Varun is a very successful dentist but is also into music and along with his band does a lot of work in schools on issues of bullying and so on. While children and young people tend to fall asleep when lectured the opposite happens the minute a guitar comes out. I applaud my old friend and hope to be involved in some small way way when next I’m across the pond. The photo shows me seeing Varun off at the train station as he starts his onward journey.

So apologies to all those who’s meetings I didn’t come to, appointments I didn’t attend – and my readers here for being absent with my ramblings – but for what it’s worth I’ve had a lovely few days with a very special old friend. I guess now its pay back time as I have only seven days to write my final essay 😦

Old friends

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A very old friend (Varun) from India has called in to stay a few days before flying on to France on Tuesday and we’ve had a lovely meal, a good catch up and of course a few after dinner songs.

Probably like most people I have very few close friends outside of my tribe and so it’s always wonderful for me to spend time with them when I can. I last saw Varun in April 2012 when I was in India and so we had a fair bit of news to swop.

I think true friends are those who you may not see for years but when you do you carry on a conversation as though you started it yesterday. Does that make sense? I don’t know, but it’s a wonderful surprise for me to have Varun to stay.