- ... and headed to the Elephant's Graveyard (Irish bar), where David Lloyd and Helen were playing. Peter and Peggy were in there, alongside some other girl, and, much the same
(another Irish bar) a couple of weeks ago, beers just sprouted up from nowhere.... so I busked no more that night.
home with David, who is due to return home to Michigan (U.S.) on Thursday.
upset about Helen not suggesting any private meeting before he left. Well... Helen seems very similar to Ruana (my
pedestal). They both deal with their emotions in similar ways.
pretty drunk and when I returned to the appartment I ate some bread, cheese and salami.... because I had not really eaten that day, which ... I suppose... was why I was so drunk!
arrived about half an hour later, even more drunk than me....
you'd be working till six...?
Yes, he replied, the
plaishe wash empty early --- sho I didn't earn mush..
Uh huh! said I
staggered to a chair.. slumped down... and spoke on ...
I earnt 400 francs, but I had shome drinksh after... afterwardsh. Tom Barman offered
me a lift home. We shtopped off at
the Frituur No 1 on the way. I shaid to Tom,
You're all imagesh! Why don't you play accoushtic guitar and write Flemish .. sh..shongs" ----- ' Well yesh..' he
shaid, ' I have been
doing a bit of that.' He ish all imagesh.... playing the rock shtar...
Gerhard was clearly too much drink, too much talk and not well thought out.
said, Tom does
a lot of good work helping on developing groups
yesh... I shupposh sho -- ohhh... why did I get thish drunk... I'm all .... he
animated his fingers in imitation of a mouth busily talking.
suppose Gerhard felt a bit bad about the things he had said to Tom, but I think Tom shows up well in this because he
a very drunk Gerhard got home safely. In addition, he calmly put up with Gerhard's uncharacteristic verbal bombardment.
another way, it shows the sheer vulnerability of stardom alongside its pleasant fulfillment. I have heard stories
fans went to extraordinary measures to attract his attention. Things might have altered a bit since Stef Carlens told me (last
Spring) that it was Tom who received around 30 'come on' letters from girls each week...while Stef only got the
now, of course, Stef is a 'rock star' in his own right, so he probably receives as many himself these days.
judging from his re-actions to one of the letters he received, he may well find it hard dealing with this aspect of
A 29 year
old female wrote him a letter saying how much she loves him etc...
wrote another letter blaming Stef for her writing of the first letter.
most upset by this strange behaviour. Said he, " She's 29... I'm only 25! What's she blaming me for? I never asked
her to write
no letter! "
said before, I don't know Tom that well. We haven't had any deep, meaningful discussions in comparison to Stef. But Tom has usually been very friendly and courteous when we have
last time he stood up to shake my hand (Muziekdoos). As far as the media ia concerned I am unknown --- Tom is a 'rock star'.
choose to ignore me. He doesn't. So I am at odds with any comments branding him arrogant. He has achieved --- and I
should have the right to enjoy the fruits of the achievement. It seems, from what I've seen, that he treats
respect and friendliness.
not arrogance! It is dignity!