Thursday, 5 July 2007

Good Time George

Sad news as George Melly has passed on.

When I was a teenager, I knew him as a jazz singer because my parents would often venture out to see him performing with John Chilton's Feetwarmers.

Over the years, though, he's popped up as a film and TV critic and a commentator on art whose opinions actually seemed worth hearing: he really knew his stuff - those years hanging out with the likes of Dali, Bunuel and the rest of the surrealist gang.

George was a national treasure and I'll be digging out one of his old cassettes when I get home.


LYW said...

George might have been a national treasure, but his granchildren aren't!! I had the misfortune to be subjected to them many years ago (when I earned a living spraying perfume on rude women in a Planet Hollywood bathroom) and they were snotty, demanding brats!!! Grrr..I'm still angry...

Chris said...

Cassettes? Bit archaic, aren't you?

I've got a couple of CDs if you want to borrow them

Chris said...

And now I've got to go and find them and play them