I have had my suspicions for a while now, and the evidence is mounting...
Deep in the underbelly of Holborn's favourite cabaret and burlesque club, there lurks a Black Hole.
Perhaps I have been watching too much Doctor Who (in fact, I know I've been watching too much Doctor Who... god bless broadband) but there is definitely something spooky going on down there...
It all started with Connie Vanderlay's watch, which mysteriously vanished from the dressing room. Then Earl Mysterio reported that his entire music folder had disappeared. And then I discovered that I'd lost my diamond ring. I never lose my diamonds - as anyone familiar with my act will know, my diamonds are very precious to me and i keep them close to my heart at all times. They may not be real diamonds, but that's not their fault. I can only conclude that a supernatural force has been at work.
I mentioned this Black Hole thesis to Bobby Fresh a few days ago, and he revealed that Volupte had also swallowed up one roll of gaffer tape and two felt-covered mallets (which are apparently for hitting drums with).
A watch, a folder full of chord charts, a diamond ring, a roll of gaffer tape and two mallets. What strange device is our supernatural foe creating in its underworld lair?
And then the text came today from club owner Miss Kuki Labelle informing me that her laptop computer had also mysteriously disappeared from Volupte's subterranean depths.
Which means that the Creature from the Black Hole is now online, and is probably reading this blog entry right now... which means it knows I'm onto it.
Which means that next time I descend the staircase into Volupte's basement, I might never come back up again...