Society
10 May 1999
Ever since I mixed up Antonioni and Fellini at Dave Spier's 40th birthday bash I've had to watch myself whenever the...
Society
03 May 1999
I suspected the conversation was spinning out of control when Geoff started on about Victorian penises. Until then I'd...
Society
26 April 1999
It was flattering to be asked up to Birmingham to address a staff-graduate seminar, but even as I licked the stamp I...
Society
19 April 1999
I am, of course, an obsessive reader of this journal. Only last week when John rang to insist that the best solution to...
Society
09 April 1999
We had a high old time in Manchester over the Easter weekend, a real "lads' night out". When Dave first rang with the...
Society
02 April 1999
"How was Robert?" asked my partner when I finally got home. "Business as usual. He can't decide whether to stay with...
Society
26 March 1999
My proposed series for Radio 4 on sixties coffee-bar culture has been rejected. The letter from the commissioning...
Society
19 March 1999
For a good 20 years I've been telling the story of how I went to great lengths at my Sidcup drama school to fix up my...
Society
12 March 1999
If my reception at the "Culture Wars" conference is anything to go by, my three weeks on Colgate Platinum are already...
Society
05 March 1999
First of all we looked at the X-ray. "This is your spine," said my doctor with a degree of assertiveness that suggested...
Society
26 February 1999
It was September 1972 when word got around York that the alto saxophonist Joe Harriott was coming to town. We were...
Society
19 February 1999
I feel better now that I've finally told Paul the truth about the half-hour we both spent in a Times Square massage...
Society
12 February 1999
I learnt this morning that the talk I was to give to the British Institute of Business Management in March on the...
Society
05 February 1999
"Look, I don't want to interfere with anyone's drinking, especially Mike Hedgett's, but I'd just like to say a few...
Society
29 January 1999
My sunlit trip to the Barossa Valley was overshadowed by the discovery upon returning to Adelaide that I'd received yet...

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