It’s been something of an up-and-down year for this peculiar blog, has 2012, and not because I’ve spent much of it moderating aboard various rollercoasters, although you’d be forgiven for thinking that I had (allowing for time to travel from one to the next; vomiting; waiting in line; dizzy spells; broken and lost electronic devices; more vomiting). I wish to leave you and it by apologising for being rather useless, it has to be said, too many times. It’s an apology that is long overdue. Maybe in 2013 I’ll publish all the things I started writing about and gave up on, but probably won’t.
I also have to apologise because, regrettably, this week’s scheduled chat on Friday is cancelled. Oh God, don’t hate me.
So, with the apologies out of the way and no need to dwell further on the downs – because, as Noddy Holder screams best, it’s Christmas – I’d like to thank you once again for being good enough to share your thoughts on just about everything throughout the past twelve months. I have enjoyed your wit and wisdom in equal measure and thank you sincerely for not always keeping it to yourself, because how very boring that would be.
All that’s left for me to do is wish you a Happy Christmas, if you celebrate it, and more importantly, a Happy New Year. Peace, goodwill and all that.
Oh, and I also need to say that the David Gilmour In Concert app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, iGiveUpAlready, etc. has been delayed and I don’t know when it will be available. Another apology. Sorry about that. You can expect any updates to pop up over on the homepage, though.
Lastly, really this time, because grumpy radio stations probably won’t play it, even though the lyrics remind us that this is ‘a time for hating and fighting to cease’, which is much better than wishing it could be Christmas every day (sorry, Wizzard, but who would really want that or be able to afford it, for that matter?), have a bit of Cliff Richard to finish off with. I hope it makes you smile. I think there’s something the matter with you if it doesn’t, actually. I mean, just look at the swaying. Much better than ‘Saviour’s Day’.
But if it doesn’t make you smile, and I’d really like you to smile, even if only a teensy bit and just for a second or two, this should do it. Or maybe this. Or maybe you could just add a video of your own and let me get on?