Rumble and Woof
Greetings through a sneezy haze. Probably just a dust thing, or a dust mite thing. Certainly not a a cat thing (evil) but could conceivably be a fox thing (mangey). Can you be allergic to shabby, moulting fox hair? If so, I'll have it in some form. Today's show brought to you courtesy of a healthy dose of anti-histamine.
Last night I winged it to the National Theatre to catch Lenny Henry in a new production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" - Lenny will be on the show soon. Fortunately a technical fault delayed the start, so there wasn't any embarrassing climbing-over-irritated-people's-legs-and-aplogising-breathlessly stuff. And for the first 20 minutes it all washed over me and I didn't have a clue what was happening. Then (as normal) I started to tune in to what was happening and the pattern and rhythm of the speech and it all came good. It is very funny and Lenny is really top notch. He got great revues for his Othello and I imagine he'll get much the same for TCOE (as we call it). Looking forward to Lenny coming back on the show and I imagine there won't be a Dawn French invasion this time.
Tonight (after more teenage bedrooms of the day) we welcome rock and blues legend Jack Bruce. He formed Cream with Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton in 1966, selling over 35 million records. Last year he became only the third recipient of the International Bassist Award and he's off on tour with his Big Blues Band in March.
So. How about BASS songs. Songs with BOTTOM. I love bass. I love the deep rumble you get when your sound system is good enough to pick up the bass guitar and the bass drum. Songs about, with or featuring bassness (and not baseness as the spellcheck is suggesting).
Have a really rather refreshing and stimulating Wednesday.See you after 5.