EDITOR'S NOTE: When I was asked to edit The Ransom Note, the first person that sprang to my mind for contribution, given or forced, was Nathan Gregory Wilkins. I just did not know why and what to ask him. Nathan and myself know each other too well, we are like an old couple and this was one of those "without" moment in our lives.
Even if we needed a break, I still owed him a lot: a brummie accent, a 1000 nights on his couch, quite a few stupidly expensive records that I now don't listen to and, a radio show, and more than anything,an indefectible friendship drowned in giggles. I'm sure he'll have a different opinion and will express it with the discreet panache he wears like a carnation on his lapel, or voice it loud, like the prints of those shirts that, one day, seduced me.
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NATHAN: I was mildly insulted earlier this week when I learnt that my 'good' friend Ivan had taken over Ransom Note as guest editor and hadn't asked me to contribute. Then all of a sudden on Thursday with less than 24 hours to go he asked me to contribute. And then I was profoundly insulted. What did he want? He wanted me to submit 10 of my favourite camp records. I sometimes feel that nobody takes me seriously? And I'm a hell of a serious guy. Like a newsreader, or a fireman. These are not by any stretch of the imagination my all time favourite camp records, they simply are the first ones that sprang to mind whilst in a state of mild panic. If you'd asked me tomorrow then it could have been ten totally different records.