Bathe Me In Your Light – featuring Lucy Stimpson- Maynard from the album “I Look Up To The Heavens” recorded and produced by John Hodginson
Some weeks ago, I received a message out of the blue from an old friend, Jon Gamble, who I had not spoken to since we were at college together – King Alfred’s College, Winchester to be exact. He had not been a PE but an Art student and we had got to know each other by working together on the College Social Society, organising concerts and the like.
Jon created the promotional artwork (which was brilliant) and I booked the bands and venues. We had some success, but also one total disaster when no one and I mean no one (except the band members themselves) turned up at for a concert I had organised at The Guildhall, Winchester. I remember one of the bands being “The Alan Bown Set” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alan_Bown_Set who were pretty big at the time. I still have nightmares dreaming of the expected long queue of people waiting to come in but who never did. I should make it clear that there had been no drop in the quality of Jon’s promotional artwork, it was just that I had not got round to putting any of his promotional artwork (i.e., posters) up!!
Anyway, Jon and I have been having some great phone calls, sometimes reminiscing on college “good old times,” including what happened to ex-girlfriends, but we have also had some very interesting discussions on “life.” In addition, it turns out that Jon’s son is Richard Gamble who, as some of you may know, is the one with the vision of the amazing project- “The Eternal Wall of Prayer.”
To explain all about “The Eternal Wall of Prayer” please open the ITV interview video at the start of today’s blog and also this link – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/eternalwall– the latest “Theophilus-The Musical” extract can wait till next week.
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