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Day 76: Deeper Water, Paul Kelly

So completed my first swim since lockdown without a wetsuit so quite cold. Two people from Platt were also there John Boley (Sarah Boley) and Rachel Watson. Was good to see some church folk in 3D for once although sad social distancing meant could only greet them with a distance wave. We’re still in strange times. OK so this song seems very appropriate to celebrate my first swim. A song from the Australian wordsmith himself capturing another very human and sad story that revolves around the Australian beach and surf.

The other cool thing about this video is it brings back pleasant memories for me. Paul Kelly when playing a gig in Australia is so famous that he would only play at a major venue like the Sydney Entertainment Centre. However, in the UK, he is not really known and amazingly he did a gig in the northern quarter of Manchester in a small pub with a concert room that held only about 100 or so people. My daughter Grace and I got tickets to see it. This was my daughter’s first experience of a rock gig so what a way to start her concert portfolio. It was a really great to see Paul Kelly up close on stage doing all his amazing hits.

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 11 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

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