Category Archives: Too cool

My elderly Cousin Ruth reckons….

….that you can tell a good restaurant if it provides fish knives pour le poisson. (She’s been known to fire off  incendiary missives of heavy duty bolleauxing to places that slip up that atomise restaurant manages in milliseconds….) So she’d … Continue reading

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The face slap, the pelvic thrust, …

Or: In praise of the backing vocalist We all know Merry Clayton’s “Gimme shelter” story from 20 Feet From Stardom Then somehow you stumble over Boz Scaggs reviving “Lido Shuffle” back in 2004 at the Great American Music Hall and … Continue reading

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Jack

A couple of years back, I visited Jack Bremner, my French teacher at Westlake Boys High School in Auckland from the early 1960s in Dunedin where he moved as Rector of Kings High School in the mid 1960s. It was … Continue reading

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Henry. Or Henri…?

Some young friends (who I like heaps, btw) had a baby a while back, named him Henry. Bought him a little something (as one does) but thought that – seeing that everyone deserves their own playlist – I could perhaps … Continue reading

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The nylon- haired tosser…..

  

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Finest Kind

I raided my stock of American (New England, actually) IPAs the other day and shared them with friends Maria and Ute. Who had never tasted anything like them, given that  German mainstream beers use EXACTLY the same ingredients and – … Continue reading

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Bloody hell……

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