Whatever happened to Tommy Valentine.
He drove around in a Merc which once was owned by Charley Haughey our one time leader.
I went to see one of his shows.
A really great voice but no stage craft.
I think that with a bit of coaching he would have been great.
Yes a bit of nostalgia there.
Yes folks the taxi drivers outing was indeed yesterday.
Not much about it in the media !
Today an Italian chef I know defended his colleagues back in Italy to me.
"John you send me customers and I look after them like they are my children, but if you go to a big tourist city where they have 100,000 different tourists coming into the city every day, why should they care?
Would you sent a good customer to a restaurant in Temple bar for example?"
I said that if I was running a restaurant that I would treat my guests with respect and serve them the best I could, Luigi you are only as good as the last meal you served to MY passengers, if I get a few complaints I won't tell you, we will all just go away.
Life is strange,I drop into Luigi, taste his food, have a cup of tea. I have never taken a free meal from him yet we have a strange respect between each other.
I know that my guests will be treated well,we could do deals,a few euro here and there,one hand washes the other.
But that is not my style.
"You know what I mean?"
"Sai cosa voglio dire?"
Here he sings a song about a dog Scoobie dobie dooo.