So buy me beer and whiskey

It’s that weird time between Christmas and New Year when nobody really knows what to do with themselves. Even newspapers and the telly have given up, and are banging out review of the year shows and supplements in the knowledge that nobody can really be arsed...

Uke Skywalker

It’s been a long time since I was last in a recording studio, and when I was last between the baffle boards, almost a decade ago now, I had no inkling that I’d be brandishing a ukulele the next time. I was in my showbiz pal Mikey Rowe’s studio...

Rhind-Tutterly Brilliant

It was the recording session for the In Search of Elvis audiobook yesterday at a swanky studio in Clerkenwell, and by jiminy, what a fantastic job Julian Rhind-Tutt did of it. How anyone can sit in a windowless room and read out 30,000 words in a day and remain so...

Channel island light vessel

Guernsey was a whole big bumper bunch of fun, despite the stinky weather and the stinking cold with which I came down over the weekend. The talk seemed to go really well despite me, as usual, overrunning spectacularly. I can’t even claim to like the sound of my...

Tornado – The Aftermath

This may be the first bulletin to reach the outside world since the Great Tornado hit London yesterday. If so, then please tell whatever’s left of the government that we have food supplies but no-one knows how long they’ll last. I heard the first reports...