Timestamp

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch …

The Consul is Dead

‘Whatever people say I am, that’s what I am not.’ So said Albert Finney (RiP) long before the Arctic Numpties (fastest ever selling British debut album) in his breakthrough role in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. He also made Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich, Two for the Road, The Dresser, Miller’s …

Pete’s Gone, Joe’s Gone, David’s gone … But Keef is still going strong!

It was sad to see that the relatively young man Pete Shelley left us: Most musical of mourners, weep again! There seems to be no rhyme or reason when these icons drop and good old Keith Richards, who has looked dead for 20 years at least is till trucking along.  …

Die With Dignity?

So they often talk about dying with dignity, but it seems to me the older you get the less likely that is to happen.  This is why people like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, Jean Harlow, Natalie Wood, and of course Jesus died young so they didn’t have to …

Goodbye Hugh

Hard to imagine a world where Playboy magazine did not exist.  I don’t know much about Hugh Hefner but dying at 91 with a 31 year old wife by his side I think he had a good innings.  I know every real drinking man has enjoyed his product and I’m …

Goodbye Tom

Wow it really seems that the greats are popping off sooner and sooner.  I don’t know if this is because I’m getting older or not, but either way 66 is too damn early to lose a great artist like Tom Petty.  I literally was just talking about Tom Petty in …

No Moore

A 007 has died. Roger no more. He may not have been the best but I love Live & Let Die — best Bond theme tune, best Bond girl, and a worthy follow up to the Connery films. It couldn’t last and barrels were scraped by the end of his …

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 …

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 …

R.I.P. Suze

So I was sad to hear that Suze Rotolo died in February. Although Bob and Suze only dated for three years (61 – 64), she clearly influenced him and we are greatful for the results:   “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” It ain’t no use to sit and wonder …