It would appear that Simon Kempston has another fan from a John in Bonn from John Hurd's 3 SongsBonn website, just across town in Bonn!
2020 has been a very bad year in so many ways, but as I never tire of saying, apart from the Doonald, no one can now reasonably and honestly suggest that Coronavirus COVID-19 is NOT now contagious.
There are currently a few conspiracy theorists waiting in the corridor outside the headmaster's study for lessons in reality, with deaths in the USA recently reaching a 3,000 daily high. Maybe some current US lawyers may have their licences to practise law rescinded in the new year, for telling fibs in court?
There is now neither no longer any question that despite a "popular vote" majority of 6 million votes and a majority in the US Electoral College exactly the same as Donald Trump declared a "landslide" in 2016. The new President-Elect of the USA is, without the shadow of a doubt "sleepy" Joe Biden!
Sorry, I forgot, we do not do "Politics" at Folk Club Bonn. However, we do DO history, and in quite a big way. I can now happily confide, that the apparition that was Presidency of Donald J. Trump belongs now firmly to the latter, and no longer to the former category.
I am happy to say that not only is Coronavirus-COVID-19 dangerously contagious but also one of the most basic human traits is also not only equally contagious but hopefully even more so.
"HOPE" is an integral human facet which has followed mankind on all of its many journeys, from the early forests down to the steppes, on its long walk out of Africa to the Middle East and throughout the rest of the world.
We stand now at the end of a bad year but on the cusp of a very hopeful new year, with no more Trump and not one, but at least three, very hopeful vaccines on the immediate horizon.
The world's scientists have all pulled on the same spirited rope of human hope, and if not in all of 2021, we can at least hope that 2022 will return us all to a semblance of "normality" albeit having learnt a little more from the past.
The carriers of such messages of hope have always been, from human time immemorial, travelling troubadours, support a modern Scottish one, and already a Bonn legend, on this Sunday evening,
Thanks John Hurd!