Catchphrases · Music · Reading

“When I woke up the next day I was a different guy”

“When I woke up the next day I was a different guy”. For me that is the most memorable sentence from Keith Richards’s “Life”. It describes the effect on him of hearing Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” on Radio Luxembourg one night. As it says on page 58 of my hardback edition: “That was the stunner.… Continue reading “When I woke up the next day I was a different guy”

Catchphrases · Home life

“What would you have done if it had rained?”

The other day (“Big Birthdays”) I wrote about having a superstitious reluctance to think too hard about the future, or indeed write about it. I plan ahead to a certain extent, though not as much as many other people. We had a party yesterday for my wife’s Big Birthday and there was some uncertainty about… Continue reading “What would you have done if it had rained?”