La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Stendhal Syndrome. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, You know the Liza song ‘I happen to like New York’? Well, I happen to like Florence. How to put it? The city somehow agrees with me. This city still encourages a well-dressed man to give it some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Liza Plays The Palace. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, A magical evening in the company of Scott ‘Bespoke Banter’ Wimsett and the legendary Liza Minnelli who headlined at the Hampton Court Palace Music Festival tonight. I’ve told you all my stories about hustling an interview with Liza … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Madonna January 2011

Dear Rowley, You cannot make it up. I hopped a cab a couple of nights ago from Dukes Bar home to Bloomsbury Towers. About half a mile from Piccadilly the taxi driver – fat, balding, middle-aged – was peering at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,