Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Prime Minister of Mirth

This is George Robey, a music hall performer who was billed as the Prime Minister of Mirth. Robey wasn't his real surname. He took his stage-name from a Birmingham company called Roby. It got misprinted and he liked the mistake so much that he kept it.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Mornington Crescent

This tremendous photo was taken by my friend Asher; many thanks to him for letting me put it up. I was very fond of these high-rises when I used to live in London. What am I saying? I'm still very fond of them. I particularly like the fact that they are colour-coded in primary colours. Also, they're sufficiently tall that you can catch sight of them from all kinds of unlikely places. I like the pigeons too, even though they're being so sinister. And I'm a sucker for the red-brown glaze of the tube station, whose centenary you might like to celebrate on 22 June. But who is it a statue of? I ought to head along to londonstatuarylog.co.uk and find out ...

Monday, January 01, 2007

the day we ate Rousseau

It was, I think, Sunday 10th December. Last year.