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Album of the Week: #5 “The Wheat Album” (The Rutles) [And memories of Neil Innes RIP]

The Rutles might have passed you by. They never had a hit single or album and they rarely performed live. They were a spoof band with origins in a mid-1970s TV comedy show here in the UK, “Rutland Weekend Television”, hence the first part of their name. As their nickname “The Prefab Four” suggests, they… Continue reading Album of the Week: #5 “The Wheat Album” (The Rutles) [And memories of Neil Innes RIP]

Notes from West London

The price of things: Coca-Cola at £15 a pint

Last month, through a family connection, my son and I were invited to a “Strictly Come Dancing” Live show at the O2 Arena. We were in a corporate box usually reserved for client entertainment, but for various reasons there were no clients being entertained at this particular weekend matinee. The other attendees in the box… Continue reading The price of things: Coca-Cola at £15 a pint

Notes from West London

The 4-Ring Man, in pictures (Part 4, Dec 2019–Feb 2020)

Following on from three previous pieces (listed below) here’s another set of set of photos showing what remains after a pint of beer and a packet of crisps have been dealt with. They were taken at various bars in London. The concept of “The 4-Ring Man” was originally covered in this piece from 2018. As… Continue reading The 4-Ring Man, in pictures (Part 4, Dec 2019–Feb 2020)