The gig at the Count Basie Theatre in Redbank was voted ~ best night of the tour ~
by the New Jersey Order of the Mongoose Glee Club.
Revellers were SO hysterical with excitement that small (but soggy) patches were in evidence on the
previously immaculate upholstery. Grown men were seen weeping in the aisles during our new
'Gospel' version of Tempted.
Transmogrified (what ever that means) fans spanning three generations were joined together at the
hip and in harmony as Chris Difford sang Heaven. And they appeared to know every lyric to every
song - which was more than we did! Everyone - including the band had a right old knees-up!
Bentleys Blog NOT on facebook - now you'll always know what you're missing ...
But despite that .. here is a special report for both fans of that wonderful application ...
"I'm just going upstairs to get a pencil sharpener - then I shall be coming back down again"
(exclamations of shock / bed wetting / wrist slashing / vomiting etc. etc.)
Oh Baldymore ...
I couldn't wait to get to Baltimore for our penultimate show - as its named after my favourite Randy
Newman song ... Short People!? ... (squeezes nose and sings) ...
"Oh Baltimore - man it's hard just to live - just to live"
Well Randy - I had a good look round the old docks and Quayside area, and while I can see that
Baltimore's history of building over 200 ships for use in the slave trade is nothing to be proud of, I
still don't see why you think that living there now is such a problem.
COMPUTER PROBLEMS? SUFFERING FROM SPAM?
... Go out and buy some potted shrimp.
... Glenns biggest fan!
Rockin' @ the
Upon arrival at the legendary Roseland Ballroom in New York City - I was shocked by the appalling
condition of the venue. Sadly the interior had been allowed to deteriorate from its former glory. But
who? (I hear you ask) was responsible? I immediately demanded to speak to the Manager! (I
actually did honest) Upon seeing my genuine concern, and further impressed by my extensive
knowledge of the buildings history, the Manager was quite helpful. He not only gave me a tattered
postcard with a faded photograph of Roseland from 1973, but then was gracious enough to take
me on a short tour of the ballroom where he pointed out the few bits and pieces that remained in
tact. The main one being the bar tucked away around the top left corner. I recognised it
immediately from a scene in the movie 'Roseland' starring Christopher Walken. (See Photo below)
that's me in the picture and not C W by the way.
There was this guy
MAD FOR IT!
Well the place was so packed for the show that there was no room for any quick steps, waltzes or fox
trots. A good crowd of friends and fans came to meet and greet us afterwards, the place was buzzing
with flies and celebrities, including glamorous award winning film producer Natalie Difford, who's
latest film 'Gimme the Loot' is soon to be featured at the Cannes Film festival. Oh you can't keep a
good Difford down these days - they're coming along thick and fast now!
I wisely side-stepped the offer of going to a night club for the end of tour party - which I later
discovered drove everyone mental with intensely loud techno.
FINAL WORD ON THE APRIL U.S.A. TOUR 2012 ...
And so Endeth the Tour ... And as it was written then so it shall be ... for ever and ever ... Amen
Well we're all coming back for more in June to do it all over again with the B52's ...
Do we get a badge for doing this?
"badges? ... We don't need no stinking badges!
Bloggin off now ...
Bentleys Blog # 401 ... and they said it wouldn't last!