Rocking with The Cundeez

Awesome to finally see The Cundeez in Dundee and talk to Gary and Stevie in person. I even got a shout out from the stage. Alas, we were too late to have a chance to sing back up (we just missed the bus!). Doubtless there will be other opportunities in the future. Headliners TV Smith…

Know-vember: Your Humble Narrator

I want to thank all the wonderful friends who took part in Know-vember. It was a delight to share. I think I may well make this an annual event. Yes, as promised, I will now turn the tables on myself. Don’t you already know too much about me? You must be part of the Cult…

Know-vember: Bertie

It’s the man who needs no introduction, but did insist on his own special font. Here is he at Eton; nothing but the best for Bertie. 1. What’s the first thing you do upon waking in the morning? say oy 2. What’s a song you might be persuaded to dance to? Anything by the sensational…

Know-vember: The Other Marko

Jeez, now we’re doubling up on entries! Where were you folks at the beginning of the month? I know, I know, everyone’s a last minute Charlie. I couldn’t get Marko to do the question thing, but his evil twin Bizarro Marko AKA Pony Boy has given me his responses. He’s one of the handful of…

Know-vember: Dana Gravesen

The days are just packed, to steal a phrase from Calvin and Hobbes! No sooner does Dana compliment me on the fun to be had in Know-vember than I strong-arm him into answering my devious questions. And now they’re up — BAM. Serves him right! I first knew Dana as a snot-nosed thirteen-year-old on the…

Know-vember: Lovely Dundee

We’re taking a brief detour from people to get to know a city: Dundee. I haven’t been to Scotland for decades! What a delight to return. And I had never been to Dundee, so it was all a pleasant surprise to me to get to know the land of McGonagall. The Tay gives the city…

Know-vember

Ah ha! I woke up with an idea this morning to do another round of interviews on the blog (inspired by Alan Partridge of course). I’m always taken aback when I realise how many of my friends don’t know each other — not surprising I suppose with my globe-trotting ways, but I always seem to…

10 Things I Love

Tapped by my Twitter pal, Betty Herbert, here is a random list of 10 things that I unabashedly love. They are not in rank order and this might be a completely different list tomorrow. Anyway, it distracted me for a moment from the packing panic. 1. Peter Cook 2. Mark E Smith 3. Jane Austen…

Visiting the Vanderbilts

We headed over to the Vanderbilt place to check out how the other half lives (of course, at this point, it’s not so much the “other half” as the super-rich 1%), but first we stopped to fortify ourselves at the diner. I had a terrific burger cooked just the way I liked and everything was…