06 January, 2011

 The Gerry Mulligan Quartet always spring to mind when an increase in petrol prices occurs.  In 1971 I had just bought his album on long play ... that's thirty three and a third revs to the uninititated ...and also, on that same day, our local JET petrol station had reduced petrol prices to 33 pence a gallon.  Now today we have the most expensive petrol probably in the world at $1.30 a litre.  Chet Baker's souful trumpet could well accompany the sad occasion.

05 January, 2011

That Day at The Conch Awards - Take Two

Two young sound guys complimented on my career and, about to walk away, one glanced down at my new, shiny, Italian fawn leather shoes I had bought for the occasion; 'cool shoes, Ted' ..One of the best compliments of the night.

And, the cab driver, waiting all night after bringing us from home to the depths of Soho, clocked my silver Conch at well past midnight and said, 'it was worth waiting for, Mr. Ted'....

That Day at The Conch Awards

After getting the award, I was sneaking a looksee at the PA sound mix booth where they were heandling a ten piece LA band (rather well, too).  Suddenly, the head of Dolby UK touched me on the shoulder and said 'ah Ted - I see we haven't quite retired, have we?'