Category Archive: 00s

Living with…Regina Spektor…for a week

At a time when the world frets, a little something to make you smile is good, so as good a tonic as any for me this week.


Living with…André Rieu…for a week

The man from Maastricht. His music his money and his mane.

Living with…Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark…for a week

Featuring the dancing of Andy McCluskey, King of the Dad Dancers

Living with…Kylie Minogue…for a week

So, I got through the official most depressing week of the year with a lot of help from Kylie…Summer will soon be here.

Living with…Sir Tom Jones…for a week

Why we throw knickers, cheese, bats and flowers at stars?
Sir Tom has had possibly more reincarnations in his career than anyone…
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Living with…Cesária Évora…for a week

I first heard the amazing voice of Cesaria Evora over ten years ago courtesy of a well-intentioned Christmas present. These sort of presents are as much a gesture of the giver’s taste, but in this case it was an amazing discovery.

Living with…James Bond themes…for a week

C’mon chaps…we all know that we’d like to be James Bond. Suave, dapper, always ready with the quick line. Dry martini in hand.  The inventor of the double entendre. A man of action.… Continue reading

Living with…Athlete…for a week

“I’m away with the fairies now…” I was going to spend my week with an angry 21 year old Canadian woman but Saturday night changed all that. Two whole days of stripping, filling… Continue reading

Living with…Arctic Monkeys…for a week

Pop goes the politician “They’re very loud” said Gordon Brown of Arctic Monkeys in 2006 having rather amazingly claimed that he was a fan of their music.  I suppose they are, Gordon, if… Continue reading