My inaugural episode of the podcast, Takes on Life, which is just a fancy way of saying my first episode and might have been a better description because this is not a fancy podcast. Dare-I-say-it but its an easy listen which I hope is not its death knell.I am joined by @Thesimonevans - although he is known to me without the 'the'. Simon is a stand up comedian, journalist, writer, broadcaster and all round good egg. Simon and I catch up and discuss all matters of life and comedy; two things which are intertwined and codependent when two people happen to depend on creating laughter for their supper. The reading which frames this episode is from Takes on Life, vol.2, Take 22 - University Blues - a tale of a particular circuit gig which remains very vivid to me.