Shamefaced head-hanging at Tulkinghorn Towers last week after a sharp-eyed and popular music-conversant diary story consumer pointed out what appeared to be a horrendously slipshod mistake in a tale about DLA Piper and Trett Consulting’s LawRocks band, The Acquired.
“I was dismayed to read in this week’s Tulk the reference to a cover of Kula Shaker’s Hush,” began the rocktastic reader. “If Tulk was as old as I am, he/she would realise that Kula Shaker’s version was a copy of Deep Purple’s cover of Joe South’s original. I will climb back into my box.”
But what’s this?
When Tulkinghorn duly returned to said article he found the following: “[The Acquired] got through a very technical set list without any flaws and pulled off a massive crowd-pleaser with Kula Shaker cover Hush.”
Surely, while not highlighting the epic song’s precise ancestry, the reference to a “Kula Shaker cover” should at least exonerate the author from blame?
Either way, thanks are due to Burness axe wielder-in-chief Philip Rodney for raising what could have been a serious issue of Royal proportions.
And here’s yet more from Burness, Tulkinghorn’s favourite Scots-based diary story-generating firm of the week.
As most people should know by now, Tulkinghorn has his spies everywhere. And what better way to ensure he never misses a trick than to use social media?
Over to Burness employment partner David Morgan, who tweets as @DavidMorganLLB.
Morgan recently tweeted: “Glasgow to London by car in six hours #ashcloud,” referring to a torrid tale of beating the volcano by using four wheels to beast it down to London for an HR-related bash at The Wolseley.
Now, it has been some time since Tulkinghorn has taken the well-trodden route between Glasgow and London, but six hours did seem a bit racy, even for a lawyer.
Tulkinghorn tweeted back: “Six hours? Were you speeding??”
Morgan’s response, much like President Barack Obama’s reference to the Pope, the Queen and Nelson Mandela, sounded like the start of a very bad joke: “Four lawyers and an excellent driver…”
Was it worth it?
Well, one waitress at The Wolseley was overheard saying that the chat was better than the night before, when Hillary Clinton and her entourage had taken the same private dining room.
Wheels of justice
Pesky petty thieves be warned: stay away from the Inner Temple.
After suffering the theft of his last bike, Blackstone Chambers clerk Colin Evason was flabbergasted when, out of his office window, he saw a would-be thief tampering with his bike lock.
Sensing skulduggery, Evason and his crime-fighting colleagues Derek Sutton and Dean Tolman immediately aimed to see off the latest unwanted intruder.
The plucky clerking colleagues dashed out of the office in different directions and, as if re-enacting an action scene from their favourite TV cop show, tracked the robber down and got him cornered. A citizen’s arrest was made, the police were called and the blagger was bundled into the back of a Black Maria. Possibly.
Still, Tulkinghorn believes it is only right and proper to issue a warning. While those lucky enough to be working at the Inner Temple may be protected by the newly established crime-fighting gang - Lycra one-pieces apparently already on order - bikes are being stolen to order and the Temple is a prime target. Watch out.