Over the last decade or so we’ve taken it in turns to suggest random activities to one another.
‘How about setting up the technical stuff for a performance of Thomas Tallis in the cathedral cloisters as part of an art installation?’
‘How about turning up at Wychwood Festival this afternoon and playing a set in a tent?’
‘How about taking on an allotment? Even though you hate gardening?’
‘How about letting me record an album in your kitchen?’
‘How about bringing your trio to be the backing vocalists for a much younger band, entering a Battle of the Bands competition, winning it and for your prize getting to be the oldest person performing at 2000 Trees festival?’
‘How about coming to a freezing church on a winter’s night to go ‘ah!’ in a scratch choir? Even though you won’t know why for 10 months?’