June 21, 2004

A PERFECT COUNTERPOINT TO THE JEWISH MYSTICISM

Piper adds Madonna's material skirl (Angie Brown, Scotsman, June 22nd, 2004)

WHEN Lorne Cousin received a voicemail from Madonna on his home phone asking him to call her, the Edinburgh lawyer thought his friends were playing a practical joke.

So the 31-year-old got the surprise of his life when the very same global megastar answered the return call and invited him to play his bagpipes on stage with her during the artist’s five month Reinvention world tour.

For months Mr Cousin was ordered to remain quiet about the exciting proposal - even suffering a scare when news reports mistakenly said another Scottish piper had been chosen to play on the tour.

However, following reassurances from Madonna that she wanted the 6ft 1in lawyer to star in her shows until October, Mr Cousin has now taken leave from his job with Edinburgh law firm Turcan Connell to appear on stage with the world famous singer.

A gentleman was once defined as someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn’t.

Posted by Peter Burnet at June 21, 2004 10:04 PM
Comments

Get thee straight to Jeff Goldstein's blog :

The (very brief) protein wisdom interview: Madonna

Posted by: joe shropshire at June 21, 2004 11:03 PM

Aah, !@#$%. Cut-and-paste thee straight to Jeff Goldstein's :

http://www.celluloid-wisdom.com/pw/archives/003428.html

Posted by: joe shropshire at June 21, 2004 11:11 PM

Fabulous link. Thanks. My weekly laugh quotient was filled in about five minutes.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at June 22, 2004 8:04 AM

Umm, laugh quota, that is.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at June 22, 2004 8:04 AM

Shall I have to do this twice also?

Posted by: Uncle Bill at June 22, 2004 9:07 AM

Nope. Got it right the forst time.

Posted by: Uncle Bill at June 22, 2004 9:08 AM
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