|On 31 Janauary 2002 Bruce
Cockburn my long term hero played the Old Fruitmarket Glasgow. I have
seen him many times, about seven in all, but a visit to your home town
is always exciting.
The man was fantastic. How he makes that one guitar make all that heavenly sound is beyond me. According to a recent Canadian TV program it is also beyond Jackson Browne. Ricky had pulled a few strings and we ended up backstage. I will never be too cool to ask for a photo and here it is.
A Cockburn gig always seems to have a request for the most obscure song out of the back catalogue and this was no exception. Someone shouted "why don't we celebrate" "Aren't we?" responded Bruce. I was the wag who shouted for "Nanzen Ji"
It may seem pedantic to go on about this, but the number of favourite acts I have missed due to smoky venues is now quite large. Most recently Roger McGuinn had to be body swerved. At least the Fruitmarket is now a goer.
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