Download: Giving It All Away – Roger Daltrey (mp3)
Oliver Reed: One of the few men who could wear a shirt like this and still look like a hard bastard.
Download: Baby It’s Cold Outside – Joyce Blair & Oliver Reed (mp3)
My wife is out of town visiting her family this week and she took the kids with her so I’m all on my own for a whole week. The single blokes out there might not think this is a big deal but for us marrieds it’s like being given a Golden Ticket pass to live like a bachelor again.
Before the wife left there were a lot of jokes about me living on sausages and Scotch and lying on the couch in my underwear watching nothing but football and violent movies. But I haven’t done any of that (well, OK, I have watched some footie, drank some Scotch, and had sausages for dinner last night — with chips! Covered in HP Sauce!), there’s been no cocaine and hookers ordered in either. To be honest the thing I’ve most enjoyed the past couple of days is getting a solid night’s sleep without any baby crying and having an extra 1/2 an hour in bed in the morning because I haven’t got to feed and dress the kids.
How sad is that? My twenty-something self would be disgusted with me.
Download: Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan (mp3)
In the history of cinema few films have nailed what men are like the way Diner did. I’ve never been this bad (my records aren’t alphabetized for a start) but, you know, I can relate.