Thursday: To the Boogaloo with Ms Spivack (my_name_is_anna) for the launch of the new Kirsty MacColl biography. The author Ms O'Brien wears a striking Mary Quant-like black and white dress, and looks rather like a singer herself. She reads anecdotes from the book about Ms MacColl's life, and reveals that the sleevenotes for the mid 90s compilation Galore were based on a Shangri-Las sleeve, where journalists sung the girl group's praises. For Galore, Ms MacColl got her pop star friends to provide quotes, notably the following one from Morrissey:
"Kirsty is a voice gradually added to a body. She has great songs and a crackin' bust. She is a supreme original but not - as far as I know - one of the original Supremes. Everything shows in the voice. The best of the last of. Furthermore, a full set of teeth. What more? NOT cursed."
Ms O'Brien comments, "The 'crackin' bust' line must have caused confusion among some Morrissey fans. As if they weren't confused enough."