Unrequited Love

Posted by Riaz on January 5, 2015 in Love |

Unrequited love’s a bore, yeah And I’ve got it pretty bad But for someone you adore, yeah It’s a pleasure to be sad… Glad To Be Unhappy – The Mamas & Papas What is the attraction of unrequited love? Is it purely the domain of the romantic tragedian, that populates the works of Faust, Heidegger, […]


The Dating Game

Posted by Riaz on June 6, 2014 in Life, Love |

I’ve tasted love. I know what it’s like. At 42, if I never enter another relationship again and live the rest of my life as a bachelor, then that’s no bad thing. That’s not being a sad lonely man. If I end up reaching 80, sat on a park bench, throwing ducks at the bread […]


When Riaz Met Pami (Part 3)

Posted by Riaz on March 13, 2013 in Life, Love |

  “Maybe you will be coming back, ‘cos there’s a heart that still beating.” – Kate Bush ‘I’m Still Waiting What’s left when it is all over? Memories I guess. And when i say over, I don’t just mean relationships. I mean IT – life. The whole kit and kaboodle. What’s left when you are […]


When Riaz Met Pami (Part 2)

Posted by Riaz on March 13, 2013 in Life, Love |

Being the second part of the story of Riaz Ali & Pami Gill… The Kate Bush fan meeting at Glastonbury in the summer of 2009 invoked a strange mixture of emotions in me. It had been roughly fifteen years since I had attended any type of fan event and thought I had left that world […]


When Riaz Met Pami (Part 1)

Posted by Riaz on October 9, 2012 in Life, Love |

When Harry Met Sally is one of my favourite films. It has an incredibly witty script and great performances from Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, playing Sally Allbright and Harry Burns. When I watched this film in the year of its release, 1989, I had no idea that my life would pan out in a […]

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