Sunday, October 28, 2012

Offer and Acceptance

"You bloody wait, you bloody wait..." At last! Touching wood, inshallah, and all that stuff, we should be moved to Glasgow in the next month or so. The bloody wait is almost over. And we go there with a bit of a swagger, we lived in Red Road for a year in 2002/3, so we know the score. And now Red Road flats are being demolished, and we'll be in Dennistoun this time.

We've got Matthias Pintscher and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to thank for this move, by the way. I went with Boy to see a free gig at the City Halls in the spring of 2010. It was Pintscher's first as Artist-in-Association with the orchestra. (God knows why I didn't blog about it at the time, very strange).

I was very impressed: listening to a symphony orchestra, and the first performance of one of the conductor's own works (a flute concerto), for FREE, ffs... The shine was taken off the evening somewhat by the train full of drunks back to Saltcoats. Wouldn't it be splendid if we lived a short taxi ride from the City Halls? Two and half years later, and we're nearly there.