Debbie Harry was ice cool. Roger Daltrey ran around like a naughty schoolboy, reunited with Pete Townshend , who chopped out guitar riffs. Bryan Adams was lively, Richard Ashcroft dreary and Jeff Beck showy.
Two memories stand out from a recent dining trip to Stockholm: A restaurant bill of almost 2,500 kronor ($351) for one person; and a decibel count of 103.7 in a bar. Sustained exposure to levels of 90-95 decibels may result in hearing loss, so I might not be able to listen to complaints about the cost.
The British film director Ken Russell, who died yesterday at age 84, was once challenged to write a script that deserved to be banned. He rose to the occasion with a draft titled “A Kitten for Hitler.”
Hollywood actor Danny DeVito urged Vladimir Putin to free three members of an all-female punk group facing as long as seven years in jail for a protest act against the Russian president in Moscow’s Christ the Savior cathedral.