Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have often pondered the theory that virtue is it’s own reward and surmise that, between them, Pearl Bailey and Mae West would have a terribly pithy reply: ‘Between two evils, I always pick the one I haven’t … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, When Atlantic Records producer Ahmet Ertegün first laid eyes on Bette Midler he cut to the heart of her act: a class performer masquerading as trash. The Divine Miss M persona took elements of Mae West, Sophie Tucker … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is? Easter 2015.

Dear Rowley, Excuse the positively Trappist silence darling but everyone in our tribe gets the blues once in a while. Rather fittingly this is the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth and nobody could sing the blues with as much … Continue reading

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We Have The Power To Rebuild Him. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, As Glenda Slagg would have it, ‘Bradley Wiggins: crazy name, crazy guy’. Somebody really ought to tell the goggle eyed loon that yellow is really not his colour. Chapeau and all that for winning the Tour de France … Continue reading

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