The celebrity conjures up so much nonsense, he gives Dr Seuss a run for his money on the gobbledygook front.
This week my eyes have been opened to just how many projects and young people are trying to be a part of the showbiz game.
I finished the fascinating hour and half interview by asking Charles what advice he would give aspiring composers. His answer was succinct yet inspirational: 'Stay with your dreams, learn all you can about your craft, believe in yourself and that there is a place for your music and know that it is something you must do'.
The past year has been one of great change for songwriter Sara Bareilles. To passers-by everything seemed swell, she had a successful music career, a house in Los Angeles and a close-knit group of family and friends.
When I heard 'Same Love' for the first time, it blew me away. I had never heard anything like it, and I never hoped to imagine hearing anything like it in my lifetime. The fact that it was by a straight man, whatever his colour, made those words all the more pertinent and, for me, touching.
Let's go back to the beginning and start with Madonna and me. Against what some people think is the gay 'stereotype', I'm not really one of her fans. However, my actions after watching her arrival on the red carpet and then performance, I played true to stereotype and took to social media to comment on her appearance.
Beyonce: when you smile affectionately and sing along with that lyric, you are propagating a cycle of humiliation, of rape, of violence that is still horrifically real for women all over the world.
Queen Bey has gone and outdone herself with her latest performance at the Grammys by gyrating against her hubby Jay-Z while wearing a thong leotard for a risqué rendition of Drunk In Love.
We all use music to help us get through life, and to enhance its good bits. What music therapists are good at is bringing that power of music to people who - for many reasons - can't claim it for themselves. Nordoff Robbins might deserve celebrating too, for growing this use of music, protecting it, and perhaps for reminding us what music is really there for.
A quietly powerful force within the music industry, Klein has played on and produced some of the music world's greatest ever sounds, from Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell to Tracy Chapman and Melody Gardot among a long list of others.
For someone so ubiquitous Adele's surprisingly unavailable. Why doesn't she make music videos anymore? Does she promote anywhere but here and the US? Why does she so rarely tweet, and why is one of 170 said tweets in defence of Chris bloody Brown? Why the lack of new music?
On the face of it, she would appear to have enjoyed revenge against the man who beat her on a dish served cool, collected and lucrative... except... this role model to millions of young impressionable girls has gone and taken Chris Brown back. What's a fan to do?
Is this the most exciting year for music, like, ever? Bowie's back, there's the Brits 2013 with its most eclectic line-up yet, and now Beyonce and Destiny's Child are reuniting. Now all we have to do is combine these three Bs and get them down to the Brits on 20 February.
Madeleine Peyroux's is one such voice. Her haunting 2004 rendition of Leonard Cohen's Dance Me to the End of Love is undoubtedly one of modern music's brightest highlights.
Does Rihanna have a responsibility to stay angry? She didn't ask to be attacked, and she certainly hasn't encouraged the public to be outraged on her behalf. She has become an unwilling poster girl for domestic violence, an obligation thrust upon her because of her fame.
I've been up to my iBalls (sorry) in new technology this week. I decided to have a geeky update on gadgets at the Apple store and have spent the last few days trying to get the new gizmos plus my existing phones, laptops, TVs, desktops and tablets to all talk to each other.