So I was in Cornwall all weekend with a lovely group of 15 – 16 year olds. It was an immensely pleasurable experience, and reminded me all over again what a great job teaching can be.
Anyway, in the youth hostel Saturday night I picked up a booklet about a new arts centre in Penzance and noted with some interest that Nikki Sudden was due to play at some point in April. I even wondered if I ought to head on down to see the show. How strange then to discover today that Nikki passed away on Saturday after a show at New York’s Knitting Factory… Spooky. So now I’m off to play those old Swell Maps records in memorium. I suggest you do the same.