Such a wonderfully written piece by Sir today. I still have that envious feeling! Like I did when I read the Bowie biography I read years back. Through the hectic MainMan years…and, oh, to have been Coco Schwab! What an amazing life she’s had, being by his side.
Of course, the bit that tugs at me in particular today from Jim’s piece is the mention of Jaine Henderson as part of “the gang”. Not only was she their lighting girl in those early days…but she was Jim’s girl too. A lucky girl! In that “boys club” and oh, what a boy to have as “your boy”!
From what she said in the Adam Sweeting book, she had very fond memories, but it was kind of bittersweet. She felt on the outer of that “boys club” – which I’m sure she did…but I would gladly swap with her! Not just because of Jim…but just, the whole thing. To be around in those early days and be part of that “gang”. I have always had this…magnetic pull? Affinity? Yearning? …to be in a circle of men – and I mean that in the purest non-sexual way! It’s probably just down to having older brothers, and feeling their influences…and being the most “tomboy” of girls. Always running about topless, in shorts, (I liked a pretty dress, don’t get me wrong! But shorts and no shirt was my “summer gear” lol.) riding a bike, playing cricket…loving cars and bikes.
And it makes me miss my brother, David. I had not seen him since 2007 and I missed him so…and then he got taken away. Oz was really hard last year in that respect. I just kept expecting to see him at some point. That he’d come walking through the door, in this quiet, dour way. He was always so laconic. But what I would give to have an hour with him now! Nick Offerman reminds me so much of David. He makes me laugh so much…it’s the moustache, the eyes…and all that…quiet staring, but the wry smile. The dry, dry wit.
Thank you for the “nostalgia” trip, Sir. Yes, nostalgia did you, AGAIN! Lol. But it did me too as a consequence…
Happy Minds Gig Anniversary, kind, wonderful Sir :-))