Thursday, August 24, 2006

She's Just a Devil Woman, With Evil on Her Mind

There's an interview with Cliff Richard in The Guardian today HERE. Do please read past the bit where he says he likes Mateus Rose. For those who are shaking their heads in disgustbewilderment at the very mention of the old crooner, I should explain that I am a fan. Of Cliff, not Mateus Rose. Did I tell you about the time I met him a few weeks ago? [That's enough - ed]

18 comments:

Cranmer said...

Mr Dale may be interested/jealous to know the His Grace has known Mr Richard since the early 80s, and has met / drunk / dined / concerted in his presence on numerous occasions.

But then, of course, we share something...

Iain Dale said...

His Grace would of course be guaranteed repeated invitations to appear on a certain new Internet TV station were he to invite Mr Dale on one of his Sir Clifford Richard soirees...

Tony Blair said...

Mateus Rose is incredibly naff but is ok. The Portuguese drink a different brand of the Rose which is better (can't remember the name at the moment).

Geoff said...

But then, of course, we share something...

A lack of singing talent?

Cranmer said...

His Grace would of course be guaranteed repeated invitations to appear on a certain new Internet TV station were he to invite Mr Dale on one of his Sir Clifford Richard soirees...

Alas, His Grace is not so easily bought. Mammon (or the equivalent of 15 minutes of media/internet pseudo-fame) is no substitute for genuine Christian fellowship, love, and trust.

His Grace has already discussed this initiative with Mr Montgomerie in any case. There are 'complications'.

However, for Mr Geoff's information, His Grace has a magnificent choral ability, with a penchant for Rutter and Tavener.

Peter Hitchens said...

But then, of course, we share something
Cranmer, despite being dead you are still a practising **********?

francescodepazzi said...

Bloody English! Mateus Rose is actually very good for its price bracket if you get past the bottle shape and the connotations to you people of its name.

Adrian Yalland said...

Can't beat a white Zinfandel, or actually a nice Rose D'anjou! But the best Rose I had recently was a Malbec rose from France. Slovenia also does some damn fine rose as well.

As for Portugal, it has to be port surely!!!

Fruning Graplecard said...

I met Cliff way back in about 1980 at the Dorchester.

A very pleasant chap as far as I could make out and fairly modest. I tried his patience, accidentally that is, and he took it very well.

Graham E said...

So Cliff and Tone 'just hit balls'. Bet that makes their eyes water.

Cicero said...

Cliff Richard! Mateus Rose! oh dear, it will be chicken in the basket, Abba, and the birdy song next... :-)

Bob Piper said...

graham e that is a disgraceful suggestion and it is one that has been thrown at Harry Webb for a long time. OK, the bloke could never sing, but what he does with his balls is another entirely private matter. I mean, this is the man who couldn't sleep for 4 nights after he had said 'fuck', never mind done it!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they prayed together?

Vienna Woods said...

Dear Lord, just as I was dreaming of another decent coffee, up springs Ian, and spoils my appetite by bringing to mind quiffy boy who always sounds to me like a sheep giving birth (and in about as much pain!). To cap it all, he then goes on to remind me about the British love of 'Mateus Rose', which to my highly sensitive memory, came from the same bin as 'Liebfraumilch!, 'Nierrsteiner' and 'Bernkastel'. Yuk! Ah well, back to the Grosse Brauner!

Buster George said...

Just heard that poor Euan Blair in hostipal in Barbados, not serious we are told. HAs he been sampling uncle cliff's Mateus Rose?

Lets just hope that Tony doesn't offer suggestions for improving the Barbaian health service.

Now that he is back in the UK I wonder how long he taked to get his ugly grid on tv, bet he looks like a David dickonson clone when appears sporting his hard won tan

Addled said...

Glad to see Cliff so incensed by the idea that he might use his position to get favours off Blair. A pity Cherie didn't follow the same principle instead of bumming free tickets off him before they had even met.

But why is the press running this story about how and why Cliff first lent them the Barbados house (they were looking tired and ugly)? This was all covered 2 years ago, and it was boring enough then. My brain is addled with booze and I managed to remember. I can't be alone. Check it out, for example, on http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/fiona/tm_column_date=07082004-name_index.html .

Pedant said...

What a poser (Cliff, that is)

Vienna Woods said...

Just read the article in the Telegraph on Line. Christ, that Cherie women has got some neck! I can't believe that she actually asked Cliff Richard if she, the pilloock and his family could holiday there. That takes some brazen backbone to do that! But with her background, what could one expect.