Month: April 2007

It’s election time again

We enter exciting times again, with the French presidential elections and the US Democratic and Republican nominations. Unsurprisingly, the final two horse race in France is between Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal. The last time I recall it was a more unusual contest between the incumbent Jacques Chiraq, and surprisingly, the right-wing extremist Jean Marie …

Phantom in good spirits

We watched the Phantom of the Opera yesterday evening and the performance was solid. The catch to starring in a big musical that everyone’s heard of many times before, is that it is difficult to produce an exceptional performance, because the standards are already high. It was the same for this sellout performance at the …

A Singapore song

I was just sharing this story with a Singaporean who’s starting a local songwriter’s circle. I’ve decided to share it with the rest of you, too. Several years ago, my mum and I went on a tour of Spain. One night we were on a cruise ship and there was a dinner party. The band …