A Tynemouth Market acquaintance who visits my neighbour – Pete’s book stall – was talking to me a little while ago about his memory of seeing Lhasa perform at the Sage in Gateshead in May 2005. Yesterday he only went and gave me one of his photographs from the night! – the band taking a standing ovation and the cutting from the Sage booklet of the performance details and sadly her obituary in the Independent just 5 years later. The Sage cutting really brings home to the reader how young she was and full of life and ideas.
How did he know it was my birthday? Best present. Please please if you happen upon this blog and you have no idea who she is – listen – loads on youtube. Her music may or may not move you – if it does it will be with you all your life.