Thursday, 2 November 2017


Back in the early 1970s when I was at university I used to get bored by the lectures, the seminars and basically the studying and I would, in the middle of the day jump in my car and go for a drive.

Depending on the time of the day, my mood or other commitments the drive could be just around the Kelburn area or could be to Makara or around the bays. Often it was the music on the car radio that influenced me. I remember when Eric Burdon's Spill The Wine was being played regularly and it was just perfect to drive aimlessly to. I can't remember what radio station I was tuned into back then but a good DJ would match a particular track like Spill The Wine with similar music so this would make for a good half hour or hours drive.

A nice wastage of time which I admit became a habit and even when I was working in my later life if I got bored with meetings and work I'd jump in the car and go for a drive, listening to music.

I always felt sorry for people who had jobs where they were stuck in the one place.


  1. We saw him perform in Toronto in 2014. He's an old white haired guy now but his voice hasn't change. It's still powerful and he can belt out a tune.



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