Cherry on Top: Flirty, Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k Bobbie Brown w/ Caroline Ryder Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book I’m a sucker for groupie-books – it started with Pamela Des Barres I guess. And this is the second book by Bobbie Brown and the second book by Bobbie Brown that I’ve read. Ridiculous.
For the 15th episode of Sweetman Podcast I got to talk to Leila Adu. Leila’s a friend, I’ve known her for a while, always been proud of her achievements – singing her own commissioned composition for Orchestra Wellington, her solo albums, and knowing she’s out there in the world making music across so many different […]
Sade, Diamond Life (1984) Bam! The first three songs: Smooth Operator, Your Love Is King, Hang On To Your Love. Inescapable – and almost implausibly sublime. It was the start of the mid-80s and maybe this is the wine-cooler version of jazz-lite and R’n’B-inflected adult pop – but it was everywhere and it was flawless. […]