A Lord is with us
Well a mild and cloudy day on the (much neglected) estate, school run finished and coffee waiting. Trust all bloggers are raring to go-have postings eased off while I have been moonlighting? Am I responsible? Guilty of neglect your honour...search parties need to be sent out to round up the stragglers.
Really enjoying being back on and Larry Lamb was fun yesterday. Still fascinated that he should have felt a wanderer and a performer without knowing anything about his history. What's the biology there? Can your family traditions really be passed on when you have no idea what those traditions are? We use DNA as a shorthand for what someone's instincts are but I wonder if that is the truth of it. I'm sure there are some bloggers out there who know the truth. Step forward and be counted...
Watched some of the Brits last night and while there's been a lot of fuss about Adele being cut off (why not just let the news be late? News at 10.15 would have been fine) I thought the real shame was the perfunctory mentions of Whitney and Amy Winehouse. If that was all they could do, maybe they shouldn't have bothered.
Today we welcome back Melvyn Brag to Drivetime. He is without doubt one of the great broadcasters in this country and I find him compulsive listening, even if I have no idea what he is talking about. He has a new series on Class and Culture on BBC2 this week. Melvyn thinks we are freer, more tolerant and less snobbish than we used to be-he will explain more tonight.
And oldies? Well to follow on from pancakes yesterday, we should do LENT songs today- GIVING UP STUFF. Chris and Vassos have been discussing GIVING UP STUFF for Lent and I have decided to give up smoking, eating beetroot and reading German poetry. It'll be tough but I'll get through it. Also then NOT GIVING UP should feature in the mix somewhere.
Have a cultured and classy Wednesday, see you after 5