It’s amazing who you can meet in a lift…


Yep – it was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins himself that got into my lift in a Paris hotel late one night in the mid 90s.  He’d been performing that night in the hotel.  I’d watched from the back of the lobby having returned from a night on the town.  He was an elderly man by then, certainly in his late sixties, but his performance was still surreal & a little bit spine chilling.  Yeah – I know you’re wondering – and the answer is yes – he did have the skull on a stick with him, gripped firmly in his hand.  I think he was taking it to bed with him…



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