Spanner I was renamed. SS rekindled my love of old-fashioned things, slipping into Old English occasionally, wearing funny dresses to go to weird things in fields etc. it has brought forth much teasing. To me as a child, Maddy Prior was a sort of confidante, who would block out my problems w/ her voice; said funny language was spells she taught me which I tried to copy as I wore my floaty dresses. I was a strange child. I now dabble in this kind of thing for real. Fond memories of gigs, both SS & solo, where she danced all round me; she ☺ in my direction, almost knocking me backwards; no more of that anymore. Those gigs made me find out stuff about myself I didn't even know.
Such news, which has made me desperately sad & made the bottom fall out of my world, will be likely to please my flatmates. Important member leaving usually = end of band. Such is the problem w/ young[er] people liking older bands, good as they might be. Oh, SS, I got teary-eyed just thinking of you – now trying to come to terms by playing everything but.