by Terence Dackombe “And the seasons they go round and round, And the painted ponies go up and down, We’re captive on the carousel of time; We can’t return we can only look, Behind from where we came, And go round and round and round, In the circle game.”
That’s Joni Mitchell giving advice to Neil Young as he worried about getting old (at twenty), but Joni’s words can just as easily be transferred to life in the world of entertainment in 2011, as we keep on making the same mistakes over and over.
Round and round and round.
Currently, in the UK, radio phone-ins are receiving a steady stream of callers complaining, often tearfully, about how they paid some huge sum for tickets to see Take That on their 2011 stadium tour. Inevitably, it transpires that the caller ‘found’ a website offering tickets, usually at a multiple several times higher than the already rather dizzying official prices, and “they seemed genuine”.