I’m sitting in a coffee bar in Berkeley, which is about my favourite state of being.
There’s been some good music playing … Beatles (White Album), David Bowie (Let’s Dance), Pink Floyd (Murmur).
And I’ve just realised that all the bands they’ve played are British. And that we are disproportionately well-represented in the annals of great pop music.
Ah: now it’s Simon and Garfunkel. A reminder that there are some great American singers and songwriters too.