- RT @jpdale: Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band looking and sounding great at @THSHBirmingham. http://t.co/gPbZey2h48 9 minutes ago
- @Yorkiepjm @DrMatthewSweet Amazed & reassured to discover there are people on Twitter who remember Michael Miles. #openthebox 25 minutes ago
- RT @wallaceme: Rubbish spam: "Only winners play in our casino!" In which case you have a disastrous business model. 3 hours ago
- @wmarybeard Ah, wish I'd seen that! 3 hours ago
- RT @katieodonovan: Twitter can you help? Left my wallet on northern line train at London Bridge. Think someone shouted after me. Pls RT - … 3 hours ago
- Classical statues as hipsters. Brilliant, but would @wmarybeard approve? todayilearned.co.uk/2013/06/13/cla… HT @2020plus1 http://t.co/0WWFvffkIb 4 hours ago
- Fascinating diva... my four-star review of Patti LuPone at @lsqtheatre [£]: thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/music… 4 hours ago
- RT @deborahsacks: Well it worked for Windsor Castle: https://t.co/joODhhWBWc @BBCNews @InTheSoupAgain 4 hours ago
- @JohnRentoul Surprised they didn't mention "Thinking wireless is a transistor". 4 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: May 2012
My review of the biography of Nica Rothschild — the music-loving heiress who inspired many a jazz man — is in today’s Independent.
“It’s a measure of the quality of the wordplay that you can be out of touch with the pop charts and still have enormous fun…” My Times review of Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs show is here (paywall). Trying to find a YouTube … Continue reading
Clive Crooks weighs his prospects. I really do hope he’s wrong: Obama’s big problem, I think, is that he is no longer the president he said he would be. Above all, he’s stopped trying to be that president. The astonishing … Continue reading
Sign at a garden centre in my vicinity.
It’s too much to expect the people who run big Wall Street firms to speak plain English, since so much of their livelihood depends on people believing that what they do cannot be translated into plain English. What John Mack’s … Continue reading
Caetano’s classic song. The day they celebrated the end of slavery in Brazil.
Violence is now ingrained in dancehall music, as it is in gangsta rap, which borrowed much from Jamaican deejay styles of delivery, dubbing and “toasting”. (Dr Dre’s revered 1992 album, The Chronic, teems with Jamaican influences, even Jamaican voices.) … Jamaican … Continue reading
My (paywall) reviews today: Kate Dimbleby sings Dory Previn, Bulgaria’s Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs cook up Balkan vamps with a splash of reggae.