1) Casually tell an NME reporter interviewing me after the release of my second album that I have a doctorate in english and just wrote an
Happy summer all. I shall update this blog infrequently but those updates will be so amazing that they will later appear in my biography entitled “The Inner Workings of the greatest Singer-Songwriter Ever” by Tom Clancy (avaliable on audiocassete read by Richard E. Grant). So tune in!
Happy summer all. I’ve done that once already!
Our mighty vessel cruises like a bastard down the sunny canals of warwickshire. FEEL IT.
Said canals are the skankiest things ever! But in the evening can look deceptively pretty.
Hilight of the trip was definately this pipe with “Ginger” graffiti’d on it. It was 6′ above the boat so whoever did it had DEDICATION to the cause. Rock on.
Birmingham day and we pass the “guillotine” lock of KINGS NORTON. I know people who live there!
We overnighted in the ham and in the morning we set off past THIS building. Some of you may recognise it!
This shot of the team (geoff and I are there, you just can’t see us) concludes the briefing. I held off on more cos we all know how annoying holiday photos are, especially low resolution ones. Then again this entire blog is largely “holiday photos” sort of. Only with my non-holidays as well. And in text form. Anyway, no-one’s making you read it.
Suck my sack.
See you guys in a week!
Any regular on this blog (hi john) will know how I feel about BOOK SHOPPING. Much like trains, it’s a love/hate thing for me. But yesterday hate took presidence when I found some new editions of SHAKESPEARE. You may have heard of this author. He’s quite famous. SO WHY DO THESE NEW EDITIONS HAVE CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS ON THEM? I’m not kidding. These new “trendy” covers are cartoony and arty and fair enough but they also have palpably embarrassing quotations on them from various people who are famous but not as famous as shakespeare is. And there is a reason they’re not as famous as him btw!
OK so why is this? This is almost as bad as celebrities on the Big Read (see earlier post). Why are celebrities more important than literature? They’re not even good celebrities. CHRISTUS. A plague on both publishing houses* for this one.
Watch as the Jones places Tescos finest steak burgers on mozarella and parma ham with some