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Date: 24/03/09


When I was a kid, I had an older friend called Roddy Williams. He it was who introduced me to the supreme madness of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, although much of it went over my head at that time.

Because of the two-school-year gap between us, he went to a different secondary school to me (he was the last of the Grammar School era hereabouts) and we gradually drifted into different social circles. Roddy eventually moved to London in the early 1980s and that was the last contact I had with him, although his mother is a near neighbour of mine.

In a moment of idle Scroogling (*) (that's like Googling, except that you don't end up on someone's dodgy database) a few days ago, I found his blog Hairybloke's Haiku Diary Of Common Sense and added it to my Links page.

This afternoon, I got home from work to find an e-mail correcting some information on one of the Gallery pages (this one, in fact). The e-mail was from Roddy's brother Keith, whom I hadn't seen in years either.

Spooky, huh?

Historical Note: The Scroogle search engine closed in early 2012.