Sunday, 31 July 2011

Give it up for the waiters!

All credit to the coalition for insisting that driving licence applicants specify whether or not they want to donate their organs. It is, I suggest, a step in the right direction, but when will their transference, at last, become the default position? For too long stricken patients have waited in their beds, while urgently required body parts were placed in the ground.
The point then is that denying others the right to live is little short of murder and in my own view, those who promote this option really should think, both metaphorically and literally, outside the box.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Karl Mellor

I felt sorry to recently discover that the marvellous sax player Karl Mellor passed away back in 2007 and lies buried on the island of Tenerife. Many will recall his fine renditions in Covent Garden piazza through the years and I'm pleased to display these photos as my, albeit belated, tribute.