The North of England is a wonderful place… I write to you today from a pleasant pub on the Heaton Moor Road just outside of Manchester. The taxi from the station cost less than the minimum fare in a London cab… The beer is brought to my table with plenty of change from a fiver… And people have just as bad teeth as me. It’s refreshing. Alas, I’m here on band-related work, finishing off an album I’ve…