Hadn't listened to BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast so much the past week, owing to some family health problems that have required me to spend lots of hours at Aventura Hospital ever since Nov. 14th, but early this morning, with nothing good on TV, I finally got back in the groove.
I first heard an an interesting discussion on class consciousness in modern-day Britain -subject of a forthcoming blog post involving Kate Middleton.
Moments later, I heard a great-sounding promo for BBC Radio 6 Music to air Primal Scream's Screamadelica gig LIVE on Friday, 9 pm G.M.T./4 p.m. U.S. (Eastern)
BBC Press Release on Friday's event:
There are loads of videos at http://www.theprimalscream.com/news/index.html
On Sunday the 21st, on 6 Mix, Andrew Weatherall played music which inspired him and Primal Scream to create Screamadelica.
You can hear the podcast at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00w4gsf/6_Mix_Andrew_Weatherall_on_Screamadelica
You can listen to 6 Music live via http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_6music
6 Music homepage at http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/
I was over at Aventura Hospital on Sunday when this was first broadcast, so I'm glad it was up on the BBC website so quickly, something all the BBC channels do right, in stark contrast to how some things get done in perpetually sleepwalking South Florida media circles.
When the podcast first started playing, it instantly reminded me of being back at my favorite Indian restaurant in the whole Washington, D.C. area, Aditi, located in Georgetown actually.
On a cold snowy January night in 1994, Aditi, with its delicious food and great service, was the scene of one of the world's greatest-ever second dates, which, oddly enough, had started out earlier that afternoon in Northern Virginia, when my then-beloved was having laser surgery done on one of her eyes to minimize a really scary problem that had her and me worried.
At one point after he'd performed the surgery, with me holding "C's" hand the whole time, and she was was out of the room, the doctor asked me nonchalantly whether "C" and I were getting married that spring, or were we going to wait until the fall.
When I smailed and told him that we were actually just going to have our second date later that night, he laughed and thought I was joking.
I said no, actually, that was the case, even though she and I had more things in common than anyone I'd ever met before.
As I eventually discovered, with the exception of the better part of three years in the '80's when I was living in the Chicago, the early Dan Marino years, she and I had lived within an hour of one another for over twenty years.
That included time when we were both in Indiana, where she was from -Indy- and where she and I had both gone to college, me at IU and her at our arch-rival, Purdue, and then later in the D.C. area, but we'd never ever met, despite having so many common interests and similar personalities.
(I immediately thought, "So many years that could've been SO MUCH happier.")
The doctor then said something that I can still remember like it was yesterday, saying that "C" and I seemed more "in sync" than any two people he'd seen in quite some time. "I hardly know you, Dave, but based on what I've seen, you two NEED to get married. This year. Really."
The doctor was right of course.
Oh for what might have been!
C'est la guerre!
But then dear reader you're doubtless thinking, "Well, Dave, if that had happened, there'd never have been a Hallandale Beach Blog to inform and entertain, right? Oui!
Sorry for the tangent, I was just feeling wistful.
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