Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Something For Supper

by Russell Turner - 22:58 on 08 October 2018

My hopes of a London Marathon ballot bonus have been dashed – I didn’t win a place in 2019, so it’s just as well I have a charity place. UltraPaul and Triathlon Cathy were also disappointed, again. The only unconcerned runner was Matchgirl, who didn’t enter.

I learned of my bad luck by text from Matchgirl during a cramped trip south inside one of ScotRail’s joke trains. Either they’re getting smaller or I’m getting bigger. Fortunately, the discomfort was worth it. Steve Hackett and band were on fine form, especially on the final number, Supper’s Ready. When you’ve got sixteen strings, eight brass, half-a-dozen woodwind and assorted percussion to back you up it would be remiss not to play the most grandiose number Genesis ever wrote.

There was an encore too, The Musical Box (although it came as no surprise because although the band left the stage the orchestra didn’t), and impressed by not being a damp squib after the 25-minute-long song it followed. They knew how to write music in the Seventies.

The Genesis Revisited version from 2013 – ace.

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