17. Apr, 2020

Mal Foster - Life Stories No.14

The Byrds - Eight Miles High

In 1988 I took the first of many trips to Malta, a journey as many of you know, I still make today. One Saturday in October that year, I popped into a travel agency in Woking and booked my week away. Later the same evening I was on a British Caledonian flight from Gatwick. The whole point of the break was to give myself some quality time to think about my life and make the right decisions about the future and what direction(s) I should take… I won’t harp on about the outcome! 

I remember taking a small sports holdall, my Walkman and a few tapes with me. Because I was high up in an aeroplane which was still quite a novelty for me then, one song, in particular, has always reminded me of that journey. Hear ‘Eight Miles High’ by The Byrds on YOUTUBE