Dulwich held first-ever chairty ball last Saturday night.
I was on the committee, charged with booking and dealing with the band. I sat through an awful lot of meetings and booked the Rhythm Dogs, a really good r&b band. I had to do a lot of unpleasant haggling.
But I enacted my payback –pulling a Dixie and bogarting the stage. I sang “give Me One Reason” and then played four or five more songs and it was really fun. Started with “Play That Funky Music” and ended with “Mustang Sally” and Funkadelic’s “Up With the Down Stroke” trading psychedelic riffs with the Madagascarean guitarist Eddie, who is a Chinese rock legend. What a wacky world.