I was flicking through YouTube the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see several recent live videos of the Scottish rock group Nazareth. They had a few hits in the early seventies but it is marvellous that they are still going strong with two of their original line-up including lead singer Dan McCafferty. My favourite from them is “Shanghai’d in Shanghai”. The original record version is below together with a live version from Norway in 2006.
Nazareth are currently touring over the next few months in Austria, Germany, Norway and Canada.
I’ve just sent an email to the Guardian’s Readers’ Editor, for the Corrections and Clarifications column. I’ll let the email speak for itself:
Dear Reader’s Editor
Guardian main supplement Saturday 29th May 2010 Page 27
Simon Hoggart’s week – picture at bottom of column 1
This photo is captioned as “Fowey, Cornwall”. In fact, it is a photograph of Polruan, Cornwall.
With best wishes
…Guido lost £500 on a bet that David Laws would stay in his cabinet post.
You’d have to have a heart of stone not to raise a grin at that….think of all the Guinness you could buy with £500!
…or maybe a fruit & veg vendor? One does wonder when one reads the strapline to the lead story on Page 1:
No 10 seeks to reassure markets as Lib Dem’s (sic) worry at loss of influence