Its a sad week I’ve hadÂ . . .Â my dear and trusted friend Mr Beamer has been diagnosed with terminal engine failure . .Â we’ve had a good 5-6 years togeather me and Mr Beamer, but alas the long journeys and heavy usage have finally taken there toll, and its with sad eyes I must bid my BMW goodbye.
He’s been a good friend over the years taking us to 2 Big Chills, a journey round Ireland, 2 holidays to Cornwall, a holiday in Dorset, a couple of trips to the Lakes, he’s even been to Essex, but all those miles he’s clocked up just brought this day a little bit closer.
All being well he’s being replaced with a newer friend also called Mr Beamer, though this one’s a 2002 model rather than the 1996 model I’ve been driving round, so he’s only 8 years old, rather than 14, it’s going to be quite strange saying my final farewell’s to the old boy . . , but hopefully someone else will take over on his final journet to either spare parts heaven or scrapheap hell.
You were a good old car Mr Beamer and for that I salute you, I’ll always have our time-lapse car journeys to look back on fondlyÂ . . .Â goodbye dear friend . .
was where I learnt to be different, to buck the trend and to just enjoy being young, so why am I mentioning it now when I’m 42, well its because I’ve recently been having an email correspondence with someone on Flickr, they found me through some photo’s that I’d put on there from when myself and a few close friends returned to Spiders to celebrate my my 40th birthday, he’d come across them when he was searching for Spiders photo’s, seems he had also recently celebrated his 40th and got to thinking of his younger days.
So we’ve been corresponding about Spiders and it seems that we were both once Psychobillies and we knew the same people, so it was pretty clear we’d probably both know each other and guess what we do,some of the names he mentioned I’d not heard or thought about in years.
When I next go to my mothers I said I’d have a look through my old pictures and see if I can find any from Spiders and scan them in and place them on Flickr for him to check out, will probably ask Jase, Adam, Kate and Rebecca if they have any kicking around they could scan in to, if they have I’ll add them as well.
So that why I’ve been thinking of Spiders today, it’s been fun thinking about those days when I used about a ton of Insette hairspray to hold my hair in place and seemed to be able to drink Jack Daniels until it came out of my ears (ok until i threw up)