"Good Times Come To Me Now."

What kind of new wave music blogger never blogs?

In what can only be described as the most sorrowful 6 weeks of our lives, Waist High and Co. are ready for new beginnings. New beginnings summed up so beautifully for us by long time friend FF, whose wish for us is, "Spring will be a time of renewal for your family, and that the rest of 2009 brings only great cheer, joy, and happiness to all of you."

Exactly one day after a Memorial Service for BOTH my grandparents on Mar. 22, our constant companion, the Waist High family pet Bernie, passed peacefully away.

Bernie was a gift to My Lovely 20 Year Old Daughter in 1997 when he was just 6 weeks old. He had a long and wonderful stay here on this earth, and was the absolute love of our lives. It goes without saying that our hearts are broken, and he will be forever missed. My Lovely 20 Year Old Daughter was with him when he passed, I was not as brave.

During this very heartbreaking time for us many lessons have been learned, and we come away from these experiences better human beings. We take away gifts that can only be received in times of overwhelming grief. We now know how short life really is, and how we only have a certain amount of time with those that we love. We also have been reminded that there is no more important task that we have while on this earth than to cherish those that are important to us.

It's been the little things that have made us at least start to feel better, and my fresh from Belgium personalized copy of My Boyfriend is a Twat is one such thing. A long-time favorite here at WH,
My Boyfriend is a Twat has been voted "Best European Blog For Three Years Running - Bloggies 2005, 2006 and 2007," and it seems the pressure is on for her to make me feel better. No worries Zoe.

For all of your new wave music needs please visit my friend the great Richard Evans at
Remember the Eighties, and he will take good care of you until our return.

To Dorothy Goodrum, Donald Goodrum, and Bernie Charles; Goodbye only for now.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."
Thomas Campbell