Just in time is plenty of time. But, I still went round on Saturday morning to check the system was actually working as I had proclaimed the day before as I was due at another job nearby anyway. All was well and I actually felt a little pressure slip off the top of the pile.
I arrived at the other job to find that Jimmy had already finished the repairs and all that was left for me was to eat rolls and drink cuppas before decinding what to do with a day not even getting near noon.
The girls were out for the day and the notion of heading up the Kilpatricks came and went, I couldn’t be arsed going home and getting changed. Much better was heading into town and visiting guitar shops dressed in my manky working gear, my 20 year old wah pedal shat the bed during the week and that was as good as an excuse as I was likely to get.
Everyone was very nice, handing me anything I wanted to try with an expensive guitar to play through it. This is actually a little melancholy, manky or not I’m now in the older and apparently respectable and trustworthy bracket. Mmmfff.
I went to Forbidden Planet to see what Batman stuff there was. ITV4 has been running the 60’s TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo and Holly absolutely loves it, yet another thing for us both to get into as it’s an absolute joy to watch. Adam West is solid gold, and oddly he delivers his lines in a very similar way to William Shatner which I’d never noticed before.
But, there’s not much about, Batman is all about the up to date sexy humourless stuff.
However we did look on Wikipedia and it turns out that Robin is now Batman, Bruce Wayne having taken Batman out on a global franchise to countries who can pay the deposit for the suit, batmobile and batcave package.
I had a rake through my pile of old comics at my folks and all I had that was relevant was the Batman versus Predator series from about 20 years ago. It’s mostly Gotham City folk getting their spines ripped out, so I put them back in the pile for another few years.
I met my pal Cat for a cuppa and decided to grab a curry on the way home for quickness as Joycee was leaving for a thing in seven minutes and I was fifteen minutes from home. In the house of food delight I ran straight into Tich who I haven’t seen in years. We played in a couple of bands together back in the late 80’s, never had cross words, just went off at different angles and it was great to see him. As he left with his dinner he opened the door and my pal Rab from school walked in.
“Hello Rab” I said. I have a sneaky suspicion the last time he saw me I had waist length hair and he was probably thinking “Who’s this auld bloke?”, but it was immediately grins and stories and it was another unexpected joy.
Curry in, Joycee oot, me and the girl on the couch with Batman on the V+ box.
Bloody hell, I just wrote a diary entry.