I was watching the Young Ones, which the Australian Broadcasting Commission first showed about 11.30pm. In one episode the boys were watching the little blob of light and Neil was humming along to the tone signal. Then he mournfully enquired why they didn't play any music he liked, like Marillion. Now, understand that I was living in Townsville, in North Queensland, about as far away from the world as you can get, but I figured that if Neil liked something it must be good. So, next day I went to my favourite record shop and asked the proprietor if he'd heard of Marillion. "Oh God," Gary said. "I knew it wouldn't take long." He sold me a copy of Misplaced Childhood. I took it home and was utterly and completely blown away. The lines about the Magdelene are still hauntingly beautiful.