Hello! Nice to hear from you.
To begin, some music. I'll give you three songs to begin, hopefully you won't have heard them all before. Sadly Bert Jansch died this week, but a silver lining might be he discovers some new fans. So try This for a starter. I also think you will love this and finally, some mega-awesome Dirty Work. I hope you enjoy them. I'd also love to hear some more jazzier tunes if you have the time to find them.
The radio show was fun, sadly I don't think many listened though. If only we'd be friends back then, I could have had a Transatlantic following
. The school thing is completely accurate too. I shall say though that my school was private, but rather atypical. Being in inner london, it was by no means just white-middle class. We had a lot of bursary students and the school is all the better for it.
That commute was pretty poor, but for the most part I love public transport. I'm an awful driver, and I just love the sights and sounds that come with PT. Helps if you're not in a hurry though (I suck at time-keeping too). Trains are great providing the journey is long enough to have scenery and a time to really settle down. In fact, the London rush hour is actually quite fun providing you're not in a hurry. The madness is almost poetic. Sorry, that probably sounded very tacky.
I think I have enough space to describe the authors really quickly. Pelecanos and Lehane are contemporary urban crime writers, whereas Stephen's books are set in Tudor/Stuart England. So hopefully it will pique your historical interests. I'll have more recommendations whenever you want. I'm getting into Westerns now too, so soon I'll be sending pretentious hints your way
Is it too personal to ask why you're thinking of moving to Ohio? How was the trip?