Sunday, October 28, 2012
I go to a school concert
For once, not unwillingly – this evening’s performance at St Peter’s School in Cambridge featured my nephew Angus Fraser with his friend Charlie Verberne, both of whom are musically talented. School concerts are usually painful apart from the brief moments when one’s own children are on stage but this was fine – especially Charlie’s band Sunday Best, who were outstanding, as was the ukulele orchestra who played a mash-up of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” with Flight of the Conchords’ “Hiphopopotamus”.
One band played a sad Billy Joel song I’d never heard before – because it was by Billy Joel – which was introduced as being “about a doomed relationship with Elle Macpherson”. I lost all sympathy with Mr Joel at this point. Many if not most heterosexual men would consider a doomed relationship with Elle Macpherson to be better than a good relationship with a woman who was not Elle Macpherson. That is exactly how shallow we are.