About this memory
2009 – Jim mentioned that David suggested that our annual get together should be at The Cambridge Bar in Young Street “they do a great burger” was sufficient justification for the rest of us.
As the years had passed we had all come to value our friendship more and look forward to this Annual Gathering and after some chat and some wine David suggested that it might be a bit of a laugh to gather at his Heartbeat Studio at Middleton, Midlothian and attempt to play together again as a band.
Although Sandy Raymond and I were pretty nervous David encouraged us on. Playing together as a band for the first time in 42 years brought with it a combination of excitement and apprehension. David had sufficient instruments and equipment in his studio to cope with our immediate needs and get us going.
So Friday 30th October 2009 we gathered at Heartbeat and ran through a couple of old Hipple favourites such as Treat Her Right, Time Is On My Side and Route 66, rough as it was we all enjoyed the exercise.
On assessment we felt we had done OK given the length of time it had been since we last played together and concluded lets do it again …….
Ref no – 105 – 2009 – Jim