This story does not report the recent earthquake but today's) tragedy reminds me of the great and beautiful people who live in N.Z. May God help them in their calamity. 14.11.2016
It's a tragedy that New Zealand's Christchurch has been hit by an earthquake. The city brings back memories, having been there way back in the early 70s, when I was on a three week attachment from my one year stint in Wellington.
The people are truly a lovely lot; they are warm, polite, hospitable, kind and mostly generous. My short stay had been a memorable one. I know the situation in Christchurch will improve and hope the people well.
So amidst discussion about Elvis, Cliff, Donegan, Donovan, Marmalade, Connie Francis, The Beatles and Russ Hamilton, she asked me if I knew a song by Badfinger. I was struck dumb. "Bad who?" I asked surprised as I heard loudly the ego-bubble bursting. So as the Brit group was revealed, I learnt a song.
Badfinger - Come And Get It (1969) - You Tube Video from TickTock70
To this day, Come And Get It (1969) will always be associated with Christchurch and Dunedin as these line stick in my mind:
If you want it, here it is come and get it
Mmm, make your mind up fast
If you want it anytime I can get it
But you'd better hurry, cause it may not last...
**No matter the tragedy within their ranks, Badfinger was one of the greatest Brit bands ever.