It was already over with my girlfriend when I went to see Prince live in concert in 1992 in Rotterdam. Not that she knew it already, I hadn’t told her yet. This coincided with the looming termination of my physics study at uni and leaving the student house I was living in.
One time on a visit to my father he got out this old record player from the attic and put on a 78 rpm (I believe he got from his father); a Sovjet-labelled record from the Fyodorov Sisters and it was as like a call from another world.
Last weekend I went back to the UK and visited the Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin. One of the performing acts was Oi Va Voi from London. They are a great band I’ve been following for a while and had the luck to see them live from up close: