Stumbled upon this site purely by chance but so glad I did.
I cannot really add anything to what has already been written, I did not really know him.
Some people give off vibes and sometimes you just know that there is something special about them.
Having spent my growing-up years in Salford and its big brother
Drinking bottles of Holsten Pils at The Boardwalk, watching The Waltones, The Bodines, and countless jingly-jangly indie bands whose name began with a ‘The’.
City Life was a bible for finding out who was playing in town just as vital was listening to the Tony The Greek radio show.
I first remember hearing/reading about
Ambitions of running a record label, managing bands, DJ-ing and writing a fanzine never happened sadly, maybe its still not too late (even with a mortgage and two kids)
Fast-forward to now and a lot of the bands I’ve seen are just memories and names in the ‘where are they now’ file. Some names you just remember.
I am a Library Information Assistant at The University of Salford (Adelphi Library) and met
Apparently he was studying English, Sociology and Politics.
I wish I could say that I had great conversations over films he had borrowed and returned (occasionally a day late); Paris,Texas, Goodwill Hunting, Kes, Get Carter, The Office, The Third Man, Dirty Harry and Man Bites Dog – unfortunately Bryan never spoke much – he didn’t need to really – a shame.
He did smile occasionally, a cool smile that said hundred words – I remember him stood at the security gate trying to get my attention once when he hard forgotten his ID card. University rules say that if you do not have your ID card then you cannot enter the library.
Some rules are meant to be broken for some people.
It was a pleasure to have met you
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