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My Friend Willie Donaldson

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Not long after I started working at the Independent, it became one of my duties to edit a highly unusual, and very, very funny, column called William Donaldson’s Week. It would arrive in the form of a fax of three pages of typewritten copy, and if I had any queries about it, I’d have to [...]

The Longest Day

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Today was the summer solstice, making this the longest day of the year. I never realised just how long the longest day was until I happened to wake up last night at 3.20am and the sky was already getting light. The birds started singing at 3.30am! As I write this, the last light only just [...]

Summer splash!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Summer has finally arrived in England, and we’ve been having a good old-fashioned, Midwest-style heatwave. But Charlie knows how to keep cool!

Pat Metheny Group

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Pat Metheny and his group performing earlier tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo. What an amazing group of musicians. At some point during the performance, each had played at least four instruments, and even the drummer strapped on a bass guitar – while he was still playing the drums! They played the new album, The [...]