Happy New Year to all and many thanks to everyone for their cheery, jolly festive wishes. We hope you enjoyed your holidays.
Special thanks to those who went a step further and sent me cards and gifts. You really shouldn’t have, but it was very nice that you did. Thanks a lot.
We didn’t finish our Blog Awards with one of your suggestions, so if you still care, jump back a few blog days for a recap and let us know your thoughts.
If you don’t care, please just twiddle your thumbs until tomorrow, when we’ll tell you that we have to wait until March to see David’s August performance at Abbey Road.
Yeah, yeah… We know.
However, you can see the ‘Arnold Layne’ video that we’ve been showing on the On An Island page on ‘Top Of The Pops 2’ on Saturday – which, fittingly, just so happens to be Syd Barrett’s birthday.
That’s BBC 2 at 5:05PM (UK).
As always, if you can’t wait until tomorrow, details of both programmes are on our calendar.
Please do wait until tomorrow to pass comment on them, though. Some of us need to gently ease ourselves back into the habit of working and suspect that, after the longest break in the blog’s history, there could be a fair bit of catching up to do today.
The ‘Arnold Layne’ EP, by the way, entered the habitually dire UK singles chart at Number 19. Well done, Mr G.
Please note that the ‘Arnold Layne’ single is a limited edition, so when stocks sell out, there will be no more available.
Finally, as some of you have expressed interest in the idea, if you’re still interested in collaborating on a blog version of ‘Arnold Layne’ to enter EMI’s contest, please see the 21 December entry for details.