|I Can No Longer Stand And Wonder|
Da da da da d d d dider dadder why I'm driven by this hunger. Aye you cannot beat a bit of Small Faces. Their new record, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, the BBC2 presenter explained was the most idiosyncratic on the market. He said it in a plummy BBC voice but with authority like I should know my family own British Ropes. I wonder how these colonial 1960s hosts would explain the skinny jeans brigade that notice things and do rape jokes nowadays?!! Or are rape jokes passe? I don't know I've been too busy in the last two nights supporting the bloke who actually invented alternative comedy, Mr Alexei Sayle.
I've supported loads of them famous comics down the years but the two acts who haven't been affected whatsoever by my strong openings are the wondeful Sean Lock and the fantastic Alexei Sayle. Why aren't they affected? Because they're great comics in their own right, they aren't going to be put off by a lardy shouty Geordie, they've too much to say from their own standpoint.
Anyway I've one more date to go, a week on Saturday in North Yorkshire, I am looking forward to it but it will be a bit of a mixed emotion because like a fair few jobs I've had in my time, I'll be sad that it will be coming to an end. Last night in Edinburgh was another great gig. The amount of storming nights I've had in that club has to be counted to a figure that perhaps hits three figures. I've had great nights in Glasgow and now Newcastle is rocking as well, where would some of us be without the Stand?!!
Right I'm not greatly articulate today, I'm supposed to be having a day off but it's ended up a full admin/book-keeping day. I'm in North Yorkshire tomorrow near the moors, it's not Park Lane but who the hell wants to be in Park Lane I'll be much more at home on The Old Kent Road.
TODAY'S BLOG IS SPONSORED BY BARRY JOHN WHO APPARENTLY COULD WALK ON WATER.