I’ve been in Manchester, England for the past week.
Well it’s the city that really inspired me musically. Joy Division, The Fall, Happy Mondays, New Order etc. Second, I have some great friends here. Allan and Beverly Gallier. Actually they’re more like parents to me… really fucking cool parents.
Allan was the manager of one of my favourite Manchester bands of all time, The Fall. Years ago I had tickets to see the band in Vancouver and when they cancelled I wrote Allan a nasty letter. He responded by giving me a job driving the band around. We ended up really close friends. Now I try to make it over as often as I can. Allan and Beverly are awesome fun and so supportive.