Tuesday, January 31, 2006

When sorrows come

Last week, I got sniped at the last minute bidding on ebay for a 1931 first edition of "By The Way", JB Morton's original collection as Beachcomber.

Yesterday I consulted the Evening Standard online only to discover I have missed a one-off reunion by the remaining Bonzos at the Astoria with Stephen Fry - nonchalant in a green velvet jacket - taking the late, lamented Viv Stanshall's part in an update of The Intro and the Outro. What wouldn't I have given to hear him announce, "Princess Anne on sousaphone".

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions

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