I HAVE written previously about my belief that if you are prepared to eat animals, you should go the whole hog. During a visit to Budapest, my better half reminded … Continue readingHaving a ball in Budapest
BENEATH the streets of a south-east London suburb can be found an extraordinary and mysterious network of tunnels, hewn from chalk and in total more than 20 miles long. Welcome, … Continue readingDown in the caves with Hendrix, Bowie and Doctor Who
IT WAS with sadness that I learned of the death of John ‘Tex’ Hennessey, a good friend and former colleague on the Daily Mail. Tex was a sports sub-editor who doubled … Continue readingThe one and only Tex Hennessey
This lovely 2013 album track was written for Buffett by Mark Knopfler, who also supplies guitar.
Live from the Gulf Coast in 2010, one of Jimmy’s earliest and best numbers.
A performance in his beloved Key West in the final year of his life.
Beginning a salute to Jimmy, who has died at the age of 75, here is the song that turned him into a billionaire by spawning a business empire including clothing, … Continue readingJimmy Buffett: Margaritaville
A WHILE ago I waxed lyrical about Nearest and Dearest, a prime example of the ‘so bad it’s good’ school of TV comedy. From across the Atlantic, here comes another, the toe-curlingly … Continue readingMarried . . . with malice
OF all the words I would associate with the top bar of the Harrow, charm would not be one of them. Reached by a flight of stairs to the rear … Continue reading‘Ain’t you got no ’omes to go to?’
Son of Doris Day, mate of Charles Manson, and a not untalented lad.