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About clivedav184z

Journalist and reviewer for The Times & Sunday Times, etc Twitter: CliveDavisUK Facebook: www.facebook.com/clive.davis.10 Instagram: clivephotos

Philosophizing, West End

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Apple days

Daily life in Savile Row. From Philip Norman’s new biography of Paul McCartney [B]y far the greatest extravagance was that of the Beatles themselves. Whenever John and Yoko were expected, Beluga caviar had to be fetched from Fortnum & Mason … Continue reading

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The 60s revisited

One of the songs on my album of the week [£] in the Sunday Times. Judith Owen covers that flower power anthem, “Aquarius”. I like the bucolic backdrop.

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Life according to Zac

Very, very funny. Craig Brown presents a household tips Q&A with Zac Goldsmith: Hi Zac! I just wanted to know the best way to unblock a kitchen sink. Geoff, Clapham. ZAC SAYS: Great question, Geoffrey. Just give me a moment, … Continue reading

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Looking for laughs

Marcus Brigstocke at Soho Theatre. From my review [£] in today’s Times: It isn’t easy to warm to Marcus Brigstocke. There’s the problem, first of all, that he’s one of those overexposed comics who are the first call for TV … Continue reading

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Touchdown

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Reasons not to like Apple

An entertaining, mischief-making list in the Guardian. I particularly liked Number 24,  “Error 53”: How many corporations possess and wield the power to criminally damage their products – your products – after they’ve sold them to you? Apple’s notorious “Error … Continue reading

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The contrarian view of Prince

“This is why chin-stroking critics worshipped him…”  James Delingpole begs to differ, as usual.

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Churchyard

Stanley Spencer’s gravestone, Cookham.

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Saying goodbye to Bellowhead

My review [£] of the folkies’ final London concert: Some purists may have their misgivings, but there’s no question that in their dozen years together, the quirky, irreverent supergroup have brought traditional music to a fresh new demographic. Eager to … Continue reading

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