Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Jazz Icons” by Professor Tony Whyton and flutterings in the dovecot

Professor Tony Whyton has published a book titled “Jazz Icons” that was reviewed by John Robert Brown in the May 2013 edition of Jazz Journal. The review caused a flurry of feathers in the dovecot and I met with John in Leeds when I was there recently and had a pint and a good chat. […]

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”.

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”, from Proverbs chapter 16 verse 8, sums up Fullers attitude towards the pricing  of its London Pride. Fullers have been playing around with the price of a pint of London Pride. After the last budget a pint of London Pride went down by a penny to […]

London Buses and Tesco – a little goes a long way but does not necessarily help

On Friday the 15th March I took a bus from Chalk Farm to Holborn. At every stop I was assailed by an on board public address system bellowing at me that this was this particular stop and the destination was Tesco in the Old Kent Road. I have no doubt this is very useful for blind or partially sighted passengers as London buses informed me. However the question that […]

Street Child World Cup fundraising event – and a rewrite for the Statue of Liberty

I played a fundraising concert at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Ealing Broadway in aid of the “Street Child World Cup” fund on 13th May. I was playing with the Acton Collective and also on the bill was Richard Hills, Colin Salmon,and Alexander Stewart. Here is a link to YouTube, the sound is […]