Local government types might know that a few weeks ago I was in a profile piece in the Local Government Chronicle. One of the questions I was asked was what show or performance I would most like to see. I said Dave Brubeck, playing Take Five in a club in New York. I assumed that would never happen.
Dear reader, I was wrong. I write this from my hotel bar, just off Times Square, having returned from the Blue Note in Greenwich Village. Dave Brubeck (aged 90) and his quartet played a fantastic improvised set, which ended with Take Five, AND we took the A Train home.
If you’ll forgive an avuncular paragraph, the moral of this tale is always to try and plan the space between activity that makes life worth living. Whatever does it for you, make it happen somehow, and try and avoid smug notes that might irritate people.