The Tuning Fork, Auckland NZ
A letter from the future to my 16 year old self would contain some really good, well-meaning advice – but of course, I wouldn’t have listened. I don’t trust 53 year old me, because he’s probably been oppressed, exploited and had his spirit crushed by the Man, yeah? Well, yes – spot on, spotty! Past and present versions of me have read enough academic papers* about relativity to know enough not to mess with even the smallest decisions I have made, so the whole exercise would be useless.
Apart from this little detail – I would have been interested to know that 53 year old me was in New Zealand (huh?) and was thoroughly entertained by group of young American men pretending to be Depeche Mode from 30 years before. How could that possibly happen?
Well it happened like this – in a smallish venue (perhaps 500 in the audience) Strangelove wandered onto the stage fairly causally and set up the first song, World in my Eyes. The real Depeche Mode whip up the anticipation by emerging eventually after a massive intro sequence. Pretend Dave was remarkable – the physical resemblance to » Continue Reading.