The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.Gilbert K. Chesterton
Baz has observed that while the cream rises to the top, the cheese generally sinks to the bottom. Here, then, is a selection of sediments ranging from the kitsch to the perverse, from the subprime to the reticulous, from the Cheddar to the Stinking Bishop. Fromage, with love.
Here's a track Barry composed for a dance show created by famed hoofer Wayne Sleep. The words are by famed lyricist Don Black. I think you'll agree it belongs in the 'C - dash-dash-dash-dash -E' section. By the way, nice vocals Baz!
An excerpt from Friday Night is Music Night, the long running Radio 2 series featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with which Baz occasionally performs as guest pianist. Here, the presenter is Robin Boyle, now sadly deceased.
Talks for 6th Forms
Believe it or not, these incomplete fragments were taken from a genuine broadcast. For all you budding composers out there, here's an excellent lecture on how to write a best selling foxtrot. One has to be 'friendly' with a publisher, apparently...
Talks For 6th Forms
Old Man Ravver
An example of the dangers of singing in a language other than your own. A frenchman has a crack at Old Man River. He must be in Seine.
Old Man Ravver
No cheese page could be complete without this anthem to the green, white and blue, recorded by The Jack Hilton Orchestra and vocalist Leslie Sarony on 27/10/1930.
Baz was commissioned by a Saudi princess to compose the music for this fine and cheesy item, a setting of absurd lyrics from her own pen.
It proved to be a most lucrative venture for Baz. However, the dream harboured by the princess, of becoming a recording artiste, remains unrealised.
Postcards from the Edge
Baz collects unusually boring postcards, often depicting places he has never visited. The following series of views of Primrose Valley is a typical selection. Click on a thumb to see the full postcard.