Category Archives: Award-winning artist

The Fawn… It Definitely Was A Miracle.

On this the eve of what would have proven Merlin’s 72nd birthday, I share these rather totemic dreams.  This November 18, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Merlin’s passing of full-blown AIDS, on a cold November Saturday morning when icy … Continue reading

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CAMP: Notes on Fashion Met Gala 2019

Anna Wintour Vogue Editor-in-Chief; because there would be no Met Gala were it not for her.   Dowager Duchess (Joan Collins) in Valentino… there is something to be said for staying power.  Alexa Chung; always stylish and those shoes!   Cardi B… … Continue reading

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The Shaman Holds Court.

This past week, I made the most glorious discovery whilst enjoying the BBC’s coverage of the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.  As if the gospel choir were not enough or the Indian drummers rapturous, there in the middle of … Continue reading

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Jessye Norman & Glenn Gould.

As I work 7 days a week, I was debating whether or not to attend the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Gala at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  That morning en route home from some errands, I discovered … Continue reading

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Rudolf Nureyev & Lee Radziwill

These next dreams occurred on my birthday; yes, I am leonine to the core.  It was my first birthday whilst living in Vancouver, British Columbia.  At the time, I was returned to the city after having been off with Frederick … Continue reading

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#BestDespinaEver!

Opening nights are always such fun… Tuesday night past, I was reminded of all the opening nights that I would attend with a slightly neurotic Merlin as some show or other that he had directed was being presented to the … Continue reading

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Sing it George!

Benson, George 22/3/1943 Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Michael: This fragment is a fifth level mature artisan – second life thereat.  George is in the power mode with a goal of growth.  An idealist, he is in the moving part of intellectual centre. … Continue reading

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An Awakened Dream Like No Other!

On the final full day of this trip to London, it was also the 29th anniversary of Merlin’s passing.  I had planned on visiting Spencer House, the Monday evening prior; however, the event which was a ticketed lecture had been … Continue reading

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Now there was a night in the theatre.

Whilst Lucian Mann-Chomedy took in the pre-opera lecture, I sat on a bench in the middle of University Avenue, enjoying a rather exquisite four-cheese macaroni and cheese baked to perfection as I read a very good biography of Tudor matriarch, … Continue reading

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Winnie Mandela… Amandla!

For standing up to the absurd indignity of the racial predator with their absurd construct, Apartheid, in your homeland, Winnie Mandela thank you so much; were it not for you, Nelson Mandela would never have made it out of Robben … Continue reading

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