Long men with old hair

There has been some kerfuffle in the press lately about Tony Blair and his slightly longer than usual hair.

Newspaper clipping about Tony Blair's hair

But Tony Blair has always been a bit of a lightweight. Jordan Rudess removed his quarantine hair and returned to his usual impressively bearded self.

Me? Who knows?

Remembering Melanie

The name Melanie cropped up on the radio today and for some reason I found myself thinking about Melanie French who, as a member of the cabin crew, died on a plane that crashed in Tenerife in 1980. Looking at the details it happened, weirdly, on April 25th – today.

Her mum ran a small hotel/bed & breakfast place in Llandudno and Melanie would sometimes come to the Cash & Carry warehouse where I was working to pick up supplies. Such visits always caused a ripple of excitement amongst the young male staff – “Melanie’s in!” – such was her beauty, elegant poise and patient politeness with us salivating halfwits.

Her parents feature in this news report by a young Jeremy Paxman – whatever happened to him?