Well that was a jolly good way to spend an evening.
A couple of weeks ago, in one of our infamous TCD production meetings, Ant & I were discussing how we could do something a bit different to mark the release of the new album.
After a bit of riffing, we came up the idea of asking people to fire in a question or two at the point when then had listened to AHBID for the first time. A kind of 'shoot from the hip', 'gut reaction' kind of a question.
So we put out a plea to the podcast patrons and asked if they would be up for helping out, and we gave them a really narrow window of 48 hours to get in touch. And they didn't disappoint. We got a whole stash of great questions and went about picking a few for the episode.
And I then decided it would be a bit of a laugh if we did it all (kind of) live and got selected questioners to drop by and put them to me in person. All we needed to do now was work out how the hell to make it work it practice, over to Ant for that bit.
The result was a very informal Friday night Zoom hook-up, where we laughed a lot and also shed the odd tear. It turned into quite a night, as you are about to hear.