When Lovely Tim finally arrived yesterday, and after he’d received tea and sympathy (too late for lunch by then) he showed me an email he had received from a chap in California.
Just wanted to let you know that I bought a copy of your book (after seeing it reviewed in UGLY THINGS), and I wanted to tell you that I think you did a great job! I’m really pleased that you wrote this book, and happy to have it.
As a thank you, I thought I’d pass along something I spotted on the web that you MAY not have seen, from an interview with Jeremy Spencer:
“What was the first gig you ever went to & what were the first songs you learned?”
“The first gig of real note for me was seeing Dave Anthony’s Moods in Birmingham, 1966. I enjoyed the guitar player.”
To set the context – the journalist who’d reviewed the book sent his review to Tim before Christmas, to be checked for accuracy and, after making one factual correction, he sent it back again.
He was pleased. And I’m mighty proud. He won’t blog about it, he’s too modest. I’m not.