Michael Jackson in Yacht Rock

I can think of no greater tribute to the Gloved One than Episode 5 of my beloved Yacht Rock. See the embed below, which will make no sense out of context of the whole series. Then go back and watch the rest, either on Channel 101 or at JD Ryznar’s YouTube channel

Rest in Peace, Michael.

The Royal Tenenbuys*

If you, like me, are fond of browsing in record shops and DVD shops, and are also fond of the films of Wes Anderson, here’s a handy little YouTube video that combines them both. It’s Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman browsing in Borders. I find it oddly relaxing.

* This was really the best pun I could come up with. Sorry.

Me, Me, Me in Me, Me, Me

Like short films?

Live in Palm Springs? (lucky)

Then why not go to see a short film with me in it (very briefly) at the Palm Springs 2009 Shortfest in glittering Palm Springs?

Palm Springs! Amazing!

The director Geraldine Geraghty writes to say that her film “Me, Me, Me” is screening as part of Singular Pursuits at the Camelot Theatres on June 27th at 4pm. That’s a Saturday!

I, unfortunately, cannot be there. I’m busy. And there’s another, more financially-based reason as well.

I’ve written about the film before here, and it’s now all on IMDB as well, so check it out!

"The Food Was Adequate."

I had a lovely gig last night at a fundraiser for St Stephen’s C.E. School in Twickenham. It was in the school canteen (brilliant), and featured lovely comedians Suzy Bennett, Girl & Dean, Rowena Haley and Darren Ruddell. Awesome!

Even better was the whiteboard at the back of the canteen that read “What do you think of lunch today?” and below it, in smaller, sterner letters, “You must sign any comments”. They had clearly had some problems with noms de plumes in the past.

There were some excellent comments, especially about the potatoes and Bakewell Tart. I was pleased to see these hardy perennials of canteen food still appreciated by students today. Unfortunately, one student was only able to offer the comment “The food was adequate”, which proves that in Middlesex, there is a particularly strong seam of restaurant critics just waiting to be let loose upon the newspresses of Britain. Hooray, say I!

Further gigs coming soon, especially the Hen & Chickens shows on the 3rd and 10th of July, with brilliant Girl & Dean, and mystery special guest (equally brilliant).

In other news… I went to see “Drag Me To Hell” the other night (splendid fun), and then came home and watched a bit of “The Devil’s Advocate”, a film that I really dislike. I really hate the title as well. Punsome in a really bad way. I briefly considered writing a bitingly satirical parody of the film called “Pro Bono”, in which a sports lawyer has to help the lead singer of U2 become a cricket player and then turn professional, but that’s a Penny Dreadfuls plot, isn’t it?

Anyway, if you’d like to watch something far more edifying, why not check out this lovely video?