Updated: Feb 14
Existential crises we shared
As well as our love of MacBook Airs
2006 was the year we all met
Busking and banter I'll never forget.
You and Mels were a talented dynamo
And I more than a spectator;
I was part of the show
Lugging cables and amps,
on Briggate, and in York,
Guarding guitar case and money,
On the side, for laughs & mic talk
I'd sometimes fetch coffee
(Starbucks, of course )
I think it was always a large,
Usually an extra shot , for full force
Think they knew you by name
In that one on the corner
I remember waiting for the cup with 'J' on , in green pen - a regular order.
The songs that stand out?
'Mr Brightside' and 'Fast Car'
And of course,
at the end of the night,
I remember the time you showed
us that thing
That allowed you to repeat the riff
with a push of your foot ,
We laughed at the time and called it a 'cheat'
But we liked it and applauded
The trick of your feet.
But above the songs and the banter the music and (later) parties
I remember most of all the chats and
the swapping of our stories
I miss you Jonny
I miss that chapter in our lives
A 'beautiful chapter' , as Mikey said,
inerasable as the skies.