Yes Blonde Works For Me

So I’m sure The Consul will hate the song, but I find it hard to turn away from this French beauty, and if you watch closely Alizée does a spot-on Marilyn impression. I also think this really is a perfect example of “In vino veritas” because I want her more after …

No Red Fish But Still Sexy

As all the readers of this blog know, the Consul changed my world when he introduced me to Alizée.  Recently I found the official video for J’en Ai Marre that was released before the Red Fish.  As one comment says: This video makes pedophilia look ok. which I know is close …

The Princess Phenomenon

So after the big success of Beauty and The Beast my wife and I were enjoying another “real-life” version of a Disney Classic: Cinderella.  To my surprise, and deep joy, the lead part was played by the beautiful Lily James whom I first mentioned here. But what really struck me as …

The Belle of The Ball

The Consul led us all the way with Emma Watson and now at 27 and in the wonderful “real-life” version of Disney’s Classic: Beauty and The Beast it is confirmed for sure.   Certainly plenty to appreciate. I loved the movie too!

Gob On You!

Although in later years clearly beautiful actresses have caught my eye as The Consul rightly points out, when I was a teenager it was the female led punk bands that really got me going.  Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux were probably the biggest influence, but I also had a soft spot …

Sweet Baby Max Indeed!

I have loved James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James since I heard it the first time shortly after arriving in the USA 27 years ago, so I’m really honored to have it as my song.  Thanks to The Consul for the choice. What has always cracked me up about James Taylor …

Wonder Women

Max rightly draws attention to some of the most beautiful actresses on the screen of silver. It may be a look, a style, an attitude, or some other kind of photogenic connection. As Neil Young sang: ‘A while ago somewhere, I don’t know when I was watching a movie with …

When Less Is Something

So if you are one of the 2.5 avid readers of this blog you’ll know that my favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually.  I freaking love that movie!  A couple of years ago The Consul mentioned that a sequel was in the works, but nothing came of it.  Then the …

Holiday Monday

One of the great traditions is the Bank Holiday Monday. So, here in the week of Whitsun we have Monday off work. It’s meant to be the day after Pentecost, but because no one can actually put a date on the death of Jesus over ‘Easter’, we have to have …

Nobody Does It Better?

I agree with The Consul Roger Moore was inferior to Sean Connery as far as who was the best James Bond but when it comes to Bond music Roger Moore wins quite easily.  My two favorite Bond songs were Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” and Wings’ “Live and Let Die”, …

Goodbye Leonard

Whilst we were away Leonard Cohen passed which is just one more nail in the loss of  amazing talent.  What really stuck in my craw was that over the last ten years I’ve really been listening to more of his amazing music and never saw him live, even though I …

The Passing Years

What has happened in 4 years? The Passing years, we might call them. As both my parents have died since I last posted in April 2013, I have noticed the losses more interestedly. So, let’s look at a top 20 of those who have died inbetween the years. Well, ladies …

Don’t Fuck With Me!

This year my beautiful wife and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a first-class trip to sunny England and a week at the Waldorf in London.  We won’t be meeting up with the boys this time, but I’m hopeful I can return solo in 2018. I can’t post a photo …

Goodbye Lou

I received a text earlier today from The Consul informing me Lou Reed had died. It wasn’t until later this evening it really sank in: over the last thirty years Lou Reed has meant more to me than probably any other performer. He took over from my teen years and …

Sir Paul

So our busy lives have made it difficult to post so often this month, but I did manage to take my family to see Sir Paul McCartney in Austin last week, and I wanted to record the event. I have seen 100’s of performers over the years, but I can …

I Still Love Her!

I just find out that one of my favorite singer/song writers of the last ten years is a big fan of our current President. I shouldn’t be surprised but it still saddens me when someone as obviously intelligent as Brandi Carlile falls for his bullshit. I expect it from The …

Women of the Fifty

Many things were discussed over the two weeks in England, but women were probably aired the most. One woman that was new to The Consul was the beautiful and sadly departed Brittany Murphy. I always enjoyed Brittany’s performances and thought she was one hot lady. She was totally amazing in …

Talking of Ireland

So one of the early Irish bands I loved was: Stiff Little Fingers. I saw them first down at the Top Rank Ballroom in Brighton (with an ant sucking his left nipple) in 1978. They were supporting the Tom Robinson Band. It was an incredible evening, and as good as …