Madonna? Noooooooo! January 2014.

Oh Dear Rowley, Grammy Awards? Last night? The music business has completely eaten itself and become a parody of a parody of a joke. Ella? Sinatra? Class? What became of? The biggest name on the bill right now (read Twitter) … Continue reading

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Stage Fright. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, I do feel sorry for the young. They’re so busy Wii-ing, texting and making ‘friends’ on Facebook that there aren’t hours in the day to watch black and white movie double bills as I did when I was … Continue reading

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Is It Over? September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you enjoy the Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony? I thought it both beautiful and profoundly moving. I even came round to Rhiannon after her sensational performance with Coldplay. It was a fitting end to a perfect weekend and … Continue reading

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Chuka Dummy. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, Only five years ago, nobody in the world except for friends and family knew Cheryl Cole, Rhiannon, Julian Assange, Lady Gaga or Baroness Ashton. Was the world a better place? I’m guessing. I suppose we get the public … Continue reading

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