My Writing

‘She’s phat, she’s tight, she’s outta control…’ It was supposed to be a routine celebrity interview, but it ended in a jet-ski chase across the harbour and a stand-off with the local police. Tim Cooper hangs out with Macy Gray to see how life is for America’s hottest hip-hop diva.
 

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My 11,000-mile round trip to meet country-soul singer Shelby Lynne began with a disastrous motorcycle journey… and got worse after that.

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Kloot

The brotherhood of I Am Kloot

There’s blood on your legs,” sings the small man with the big guitar. “I love you . . .” Has there ever been a more mysterious, more sinisterly romantic line in popular music than the lyric of Twist by I Am Kloot?

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I could not be prouder of my football team than I’ve been this season. In 50-odd years of supporting the Arsenal I’ve seen them win five league titles, 10 FA Cups, two League Cups and a European Cup Winners Cup – and I was there on every occasion.

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The Changing Face Of Eurovision – Ireland 1993 Remembered

That time I went to a tiny village in Ireland for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993… and came home before it started. 

An apology to my Spurs-supporting friends:

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RIP Terry Venables (1943-2023)

Footballer, manager, writer, singer, Dagenham boy Terry played for Chelsea, Spurs, Queens Park Rangers and (briefly) Crystal Palace between 1960 and 1975. He then managed Palace (winning the Division 3 and 2 titles in successive years), QPR (winning Division 2), Barcelona (winning the Spanish league title) and Spurs (winning the 1991 FA Cup). He took over England in 1994 and guided them to the semi-finals of the Euro 96 tournament, where they lost on penalties to Germany.

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Last night I lost my oldest and dearest friend, Ben Buchanan. He slipped away shortly after 11pm, with his beloved Maria, Max and Penny at his side. I said my goodbyes to him a few hours earlier.

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What do you do when your elderly parents have had the same handymen all their lives and now those old family retainers are reaching retirement age? An unfortunate event sets Tim Cooper thinking glumly about a rather different future. Read here. (more…)

Anniversary rock festival puts money before love by TIM COOPER

A ROCK festival without drink and drugs? It sounds as unthinkable as Royal Ascot without the hats. But today, 25 years after the first and most famous celebration of sex and drugs and rock and roll, Woodstock ’94 will go down in history as the first puritan rock festival.

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