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This is not a rehersal, people. 
26th-Oct-2004 04:28 pm
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The death of John Peel has made me reflect, yet again on Intimations of Mortality .

I listened to John from the very beginning of Radio 1. He has always been there, part of my life from childhood. I'm glad that he was able to have part of his long-awaited holiday. It would've been worse, somehow, if he'd died before that.

And, yes, his death makes me sad. More than that, it reminds me that, when MWNN had his wake-up call in the form of a false heart attack (it was pneumonia), in December '98. I made him a poster after he recovered, which he still has on his wall. It shows a narrowboat emerging from the morning mist, with the caption that I added - it reads Carpe Diem. We've tried to live in the moment ever since then.

I had a rethink about the tickets for Saturday. I'm going to try for one. This may be my last chance to see JM and DB performing live, on stage.
26th-Oct-2004 08:53 am (UTC)
{{ hesadevil }}

Sometimes the simplest things can make us re-evaluate everything.
26th-Oct-2004 08:59 am (UTC)
It pulls you up short every time, doesn't it? We go blithely on through the days and weeks, never failing to be stunned as yet another one of us is felled.
26th-Oct-2004 09:10 am (UTC)
Only just found out. Awful news, truly awful. Feeling rather stunned.

You're right - this sort of thing does make you think. My best friend died suddenly at 35 ten years ago and I remember thinking then, god if you can go that easily... But time goes on and you just go back to the old ways - and then this sort of thing happens and you re-evaluate all over again. More power to you for seizing the day. Long may those days continue.

And I hope you get your ticket. Good luck.
26th-Oct-2004 09:46 am (UTC)
It's such a shame. Many of the early broadcasters were there because they had a passion for whatever they were experts on. Now it's kids that just want to get on the telly.

One more down. There's so few left. (Will Patrick Moore go on forever?)
26th-Oct-2004 11:26 am (UTC)
You're surely not suggesting that Patrick Moore's not an Immortal are you?

And now, on a totally different, and much lighter note, have you seen this from GMT? An Angel in the studio on Thursday.
26th-Oct-2004 11:28 am (UTC)
Does that mean I have to get out of bed early?

I'm sure Patrick Moore is immortal, just testing.
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