Back on the road . . . .

Me,  Guido Petrella – bass and Gianluca ‘Brioche’ Meconcelli – drums: weather not very friendly but the gig went really well!! Please note post-gig scribbles…. seems to have become a habit……


Bentley day……

Yesterday David and Cynthia turned up in this beautiful beast. You CANNOT travel in  a car like this without smiling like an idiot: people wave, they cheer, it’s a lovely experience…. it’s a celebration of something ….. something great!!! Thanks, guys!


My Italian is pretty good but every now and then I still get it wrong, REALLY wrong…..

Last evening I was talking to friend who has had a similar operation. He asked how I was. I said I felt OK , and was a bit more active as I’d started rehearsing with the band again. He asked if I had ‘started the radio‘. As we were talking about music, I assumed he was talking about my radio programme. No; he was talking about the radio therapy I’m due to start! When I realised this, I explained the misunderstanding:he barely reacted. I suspect he was still puzzling over why I should have been ‘off-air due to problems with the sponsorship’ . . probably wondering whether I actually got paid to do radiotherapy………


A young Italian musician friend has asked me to ‘check’ his English. How do I deal with:

“Every fall the cold freezes my feet,

But your warmth, I heat up to sweat my pants”

It may work in Italian but in English…… mamma mia.