Category: Biography & Obituary

past and present

Music to slit your wrists by?

Many people think of Cryin’ Lenny as being the high priest of wrist slitters but I’m not so scathing about him – some of his numbers were uplifting. Jackson Browne, another whose back catalogue stands the test of time, who…

Fathers and sons

There’s nothing special about today with my old man, I just saw something about girls and fathers and was reflecting on the boys’ side of it. One who had father issues was Bruce Springsteen, another was Ian Dury: My old…

Patricia Janečková

Oops, think I’ve made a big mistake. I don’t speak Slovak or whatever it is but I do recognise the words in the first one ‘na zapadye’, because it’s also Russian for ‘in the west’. And that happens to be…

Carol Kaye

There was a girl who wanted me to be her rukovoditel for her dissertation, meaning I was to personally work with her over six months to try to get her through with flying colours – that was part of the…