Why do I feel so close to Noel Gallagher?
What a joy it was to be near and listen to him this morning on Desert Island Discs. I had a pain au chocolat in my hand and a mug of warm coffee under my nose and that voice full of thoughts in my ears.
He knows there is ‘…someone up there, dropping songs down and if I don’t catch them, then Chris Martin or Bono will – and they’ve got enough – so that’s what I do every day, I go fishing.’
I listened closely to catch something of what had been said to me about Noel in performance. Shortly before he died, Dom went with Ali to see ‘High-Flying Birds’ in Manchester. Jeremy Taylor, the amazing drummer, had been at the Drama Centre with them and had got tickets for seats which Dom could access easily. He wore sunglasses that night.
‘There is a great sadness in him’, Dom told me.
I knew exactly what he meant. And why Noel and Sarah danced to ‘Be My Baby’.