Isak is to captain his hockey team this season which means he has to somehow learn to cooperate with the newest addition to their team: Even Bech Næsheim.
This proofs to be impossible, especially when nothing about Even's mysterious transfer adds up and his moods are just too frustrating.
This week, however, it emerged as the sleepy launch pad for David Bowie's first hit single Space Oddity — and the setting for a rather unconventional sex and drugs landlady/lodger relationship between 23-year-old Bowie and Mary Finnigan, a single mother-of-two who was seven years his senior.
In her new memoirs, Mary spills the beans on an extraordinary period when, for six psychedelic months, Bowie perked up not just the 'commuter dormitory' of Beckenham, but also her home, suburban family life and bed with his 'very horny' and 'sexually sophisticated' attentions until everything was 'fizzing with excitement and activity'. Bowie — having changed his name from David Robert Jones four years earlier — was a struggling folk musician who had released one album, which had sunk without trace.
'I had been a man-free zone for many months and now there was this handsome, sexy, interesting male creature occupying centre stage in my life, out of the blue and at high velocity.'Soon the dining room became Bowie's music studio, while the speakers were forever on the move, from the kitchen to the garden — trailing a tangle of cables everywhere as he scribbled and strummed.
Together Mary and David set up a weekly folk night at the local pub, the Three Tuns in Beckenham High Street.For a while, it was an idyllic — if slightly unconventional — family home.Yet incredibly, when an old van disgorged two giant amplifiers, a tape deck, electric guitar, microphone stands and endless cardboard boxes overflowing with cables, plugs and the rest of his musical gear into the home, Mary somehow made room for them.(He later admitted in interviews that he always preferred 'fast drugs which speeded him up', such as cocaine and amphetamines.)Bowie was gentle, beautifully mannered and, according to Mary, very used to getting his own way.He would get up at noon, and spend the afternoons in the garden working on music and lyrics while the two children played around him. I had been a man-free zone for many months and now there was this handsome, sexy, interesting male creature occupying centre stage in my life, out of the blue and at high velocity Whenever he came up with something he was pleased with — such as Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud — he would ask them their opinion.