Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ziggy played ukulele

London looked its absolute best today. Gorgeous day, blue sky, late blossom, people eating en plein air. There may be a recession, but restaurants, cafes and pubs seem to be doing good business. 
Amongst all the meetings, I managed to see the Bowie exhibition at the V&A. It's good, big and mad - a cluttered riot of screens and costumes and just tons of stuff. I had to race through it rather, but there were some nice surprises, like a rather good oil painting he did of Iggy, and the huge multi-screened room near the end which reminded me of their famous Japan exhibition of 1991.
Nice drink with Simon later on. Leaving the public for the private sector has been brilliant for him. And then dinner with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Well, not all of them. I was aware of them back in the 80s when a colleague of mine joined their ranks and I still have their debut LP. Since then they've slimmed down to about eight and in the last few years have become amazingly successful, playing sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall etc. We are hatching a plans...

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