Good morning bloggers all, new ones, returning ones and faithful-always-there-ones. Another lousy day here and a few more on the way it seems. One of the 3 worders yesterday was 'soaked in drought' which sort of summed it up really. Too little, too late apparently according to the weather folk and the blooming and blossoming trees are taking lots of the rain for their private needs. So we continue to drink the rain, water the grass with washing up water and only hose the foxes very occasionally (the man said it was ok).
Last night, post-show I went to Ronnie Scotts in London for the first time since a memorable show with Stevie Wonder for Radio 1. He was there to promote his new album and we had a live show lined up, a large live audience and a gorgeous piano for the Motown legend. It was just that Stevie didn't want to sing the new songs. No sir, none of them. We got there in the end but now without a few, as Sir Alex Ferguson would call it, 'squeaky-bum-moments'. Yesterday, with Georgie Fame selling out downstairs, we went upstairs to watch a young guy called Luke Sital-Singh who I first heard before Easter and has a terrific voice and wonderful control. A great future for him and a great future for Ren Harvieu who was knockout. It takes a very brave and talented voice to nail Roy Orbison's 'Crying' live but Ren did it and I hope won over many more fans.
Today we welcome Mathew Kelly to Drivetime who is starring in a new production of Educating Rita. It starts in London and then heads off on a National Tour. He trained as an actor before light-ent took him for some big hit shows. But his acting has won him many accolades and he'll tell you more tonight.
And oldies tonight? Well the newly announced Olympic motto is 'Inspire A Generation'. Which is fine but maybe there are song titles which could work better? So OLYMPIC MOTTO oldies please. So over to you,fair bloggers.
Have a dry and cheerily optimistic Wednesday, see you after 5.