I've never considered myself one of Delia Derbyshire's loyal, diehard followers. I've always thought that I was just sort of vaguely interested in her. But for years now I've been reading articles, listening to music and interviews... I think that little by little we're actually become pretty close. We're both a little shy and socially awkward so I can understand it taking so long. But anyway, just today I was listening to an interview and she said:
"The 60's was a lovely blooming time but something happened in the 70's which made it not right. The world went out of tune with itself. The BBC was out of tune with itself. London went wrong, the country went wrong- the world! There was something that went wrong, to me, everything was out of tune in the world. So I fled the BBC and I thought I'd go as far north in England as I can. "
It really struck me. I've always felt like the world must have gone wrong in many ways around that time. I've never been able to describe exactly how, and even as she fumbled over her own description; "out of tune with itself" seems to really hit the nail on the head.
Delia, I can finally say that you and I are without a doubt kindred spirits.