DINNER TALES
JUDGE HARD PLACE & the BBC
STEWART COPELAND - September 9, 2015

Judge Hard Place & the BBC  (nice version)  Today's mission is a trip to London to be a judge for the BBC on one of those Pop Idol type TV shows. Life often throws up strange opportunities like this. Many are the invitations that I get, to participate in media events of one kind or another, some of which are naff and some cool. Some are cool but onerous. Some are naff but fun. This one is very much the latter. To partake of some Kinetic Ritual of this kind, in the company of millions of TV viewers, is i...

FOO FLYING WITH THE FLY FOOS
STEWART COPELAND - September 7, 2015

FOO FLYING WITH THE FLY FOOS  June 12, 2005  I feel like the winner of an MTV prize. Here is my itinerary:  Whisked by limousine from my home to an airport in Van Nuys, where I will meet the Foo Fighters. We board their Gulf Stream IV jet, which will take us to San Francisco to attend a concert there before flying to New York to participate in an MTV special event. Duration of adventure: thirty hours. Professional obligations: none (almost).  Now look at the itinerary of these young professionals ...