In fond memory of Mark Blackstock, creator of The YamYam, without whom this blog would have died in infancy.
Mark sadly died following a heart attack on Thursday, 3rd August 2017 at the age of 55.
Mark, I owe you so very much. A friend in successful times, but also in the very dark, very small, very bleak hours. You were the thread that bound the Walsall online community together, though rarely visible within it.
The soul of discretion, the initiator of mischief.
I always thought I’d see you again.
Walsall has lost an adopted son, this blog has lost a godparent.
Rest in peace you old bugger.
I know you lived like you fucking meant it.
Somewhere, in the distance, we’ll have a pint again and bitch about professional PR, badly formatted RSS and the perils of being opinionated.
Goodbye old lad – you will always be here in my heart, in spirit.