Tag Archives: singing

Space travel, trains and boats (Belle)

I returned from outer space with a streaming cold.  I arrived at a train station in Edinburgh and got engaged. All I wanted was a cup of tea, but I was forced to drink champagne. Before going to bed, I … Continue reading

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The new Saturday night star (Rousse)

Since her operation AP had gone from strength to strength. Her singing career was really taking off these days, especially now that she had secured the prime-time Saturday night slot on BBC1.

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Adam Lambert: hairdresser (Rousse)

It was the eve of the final of American Idol. Adam Lambert was backstage. For the very last time before he would be forced to give up his career as a hairdresser for singing and world-wide fame, he trimmed my … Continue reading

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A record deal with Simon Cowell (Rousse)

Simon Cowell was much shorter than I could have possibly imagined. I tried not to stare at his stumpy little legs when he waddled over to join us. For the sake of my niece’s singing career however, I really needed … Continue reading

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Rousse tweets academic Victorian music hall performance

At one of the most bizarre professional events that I had ever attended, my PhD supervisor stood at the microphone and introduced the first act to come on stage. One of my external examiners, dressed like a Victorian music hall … Continue reading

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Rousse is looked after by Leandro

The weather was terrible and I was miles away from home – but I was being looked after by a bearded Leandro who sang to me between kisses 🙂

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Opera singer and spy (Belle)

How I loathed these ‘Team Spirit’ events. ‘Corporate Aria Idol’ was just about the worst idea ever. I had been paired with my sister J to perform at the end of the evening. I didn’t know the tune and the … Continue reading

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