It’s a sad day today as George Melly is dead. He was one of the true entertainers and raconteurs. I met him when I was working as a fledgling publicist at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon where George would entertain the citizens of Swindon with his peculiar stage performances. One of his greatest fans was my mother who really thought her son had made it when I introduced her to him backstage. Years later, I reconnected with him in the Assembly Room members bar at Edinburgh where he regaled me with stories, many too rude to put on the blog. His funniest involved a housemaster masturbating into a saucer, then pretending to be a cat and licking it up. The surrounding detail to the tale is equally exotic and it’s a very sad day when such a colourful character has departed this life.