Thanks Mr Belch, my copy arrived today, I'm looking forward to reading it although I suspect it might be a bitter-sweet experience to read about the highs, energy and atmosphere of a Cardiacs gig, something I arrived too late to savour and probably never will
By the way, I cannot concur with your note concerning Bill Bruford! Clearly Gavin Harrison is the world's number one drummer.
However, I am patently not even the world's 45,135th best. (that number means something else)
Bill is in my top ten of drummers though, particularly like his ability to be totally free-form and still keep the beat. And his anecdotes are hugely entertaining!
, I got the hidden reference in the title. Do I win £10?
Well of course, I'm a non-drummer so really I know nothing, but Bruford, Vander and Moerlen have all made my tummy go gooey when seeing them live.
Heh heh, 45,135th best drummer in the world: that made me laugh when I wrote it, and I don't tend to laugh at my own joke funnies (now, if you can get THAT reference - joke funnies- I'll donate a tenner to the Tim fund!).
As for the title of the book, I have had the nightmare of trying to explain it to Chris Squire, realising of course that I was referencing a version of Yes he wasn't in half way through the explanation, but I soldiered on manfully. It was much easier explaining all to Jon Anderson.