Tonight, one year ago…yet ANOTHER dream was fulfilled. I never thought it possible! Surely ONE dream in a week being fulfilled is enough? Actually…the previous two weeks had been just…beyond anything I EVER imagined.
Meeting David Tennant. Having a photo with him and my ticket stub signed by him.
Taking my first trip to Glasgow…for a Minds gig (my second trip to Glasgow in total).
Meeting Jim for the first time in Liverpool.
Meeting him AGAIN in Bridlington. Having Catherine dedicate Rivers Of Ice to me! Posing for photos with Jim. Him putting his arm around me! Just…I could have ALREADY died happy!
And then, at Bristol…this!
Another dream come true. To have him say my name!
I just wanted to hear him say it to me! I NEVER expected him to say it in a room full of people! And then I am put on the backfoot…my head is spinning…he just said my name and now I am expected to respond to a question! The pedant in me is thinking, “This is an important question, get it right!” And the other part of me is saying, “How would I know? I have NO bloody idea! I left school when I was 14! You are ssooo asking the wrong person here! But…I love you!”
I can’t tell you how many times I have played it. Not…EVERY day…and not very often now. But today I did. A very special anniversary.
One year on, and Jim…thank you. For ever…pandering to such a silly, pathetic, sad excuse of a fangirl. It means everything. It always will.
There surely must be some kind of data anomaly because I really would have expected to see Wonderful In Young Life and This Earth That You Walk Upon in the top tracks…as well as Spirited Away being in the Top 100 playlist…but, hey, there you go.
As he shares a photo of the ilk of the blurred imagery of the Sons And Fascination cover art, I am reminded of a beautiful blend of imagery I made for Someone Somewhere In Summertime. I’d share it there…but he would no doubt get pissed off…but it is one I am still particularly proud of. Incorporating a photo the OH took from a hotel room window in Melbourne in 1998, I think it captured the lyrics I chose to highlight very well. If only I could dream of getting an artwork gig.
Well, I am obviously not going to be the photographer, for starters. Lol
A wonderful friend of mine in Germany got me a copy of Rolling Stone with a Bowie special inside, and an exclusive 7” vinyl copy of “Heroes” and “Helden”. A genuine collector’s item. I am so, so happy and thankful. There are some really beautiful people in the world.