One of the benefits of Facebook is having the opportunity to 'meet' and dialogue with people who normally would never cross your path for a variety of reasons. Back in 2010 - via a mutual Facebook 'friend' - and as a result of our shared interests in the song construction and compositions of Jeff Lynne [ELO] and our mutual respect for Kelly Groucutt as well as an appreciation of several music genres - I connected with musical maestro and virtuoso Steve Midgley.
He had a great desire to reinterpret some of those ELO classics that he loved. He asked me a few times to help him find a cellist or violinist! But after all that time we spent 'talking' on Facebook chat and the ensuing email correspondence; I now regret that I didn't pick up the telephone to talk to or meet up with him. We had more than one common thread.