Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Northamptonshire, East, West London & Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 262 Saturday 22nd until Friday 28thJune 2019.
I wouldn’t regard myself as a winner. Apart from a bottle of wine I recently received because I was a member of crack pub quiz (which took place in a community hall) team. I haven’t won anything since the late 80s, when I answered a question on BBC Radio One and became the proud owner of a cheap rucksack. Earlier than that I helped my sister Hel became a runner up in a competition on BBC TV Saturday Superstore (1982 to 87). She had to think up a new member of the Nessy family for the cartoon “The Family-Ness” (1984 to 85). Her entry “Illness” was all her idea; I just draw what she wanted. And because she didn’t win I suppose that doesn’t count. No, I don’t consider myself as one of life’s natural winners.
But maybe that’s all about to change, because I have recently become the first recipient of “In Poor Taste” The Golden Crotchcumber award. When Eric and Sean who host the podcast told me that I had been bestowed this honour, I didn’t know what to say. Of course, I realise that this was really given to me by there “most excellent” producer JPro who is the real genius behind the show, keeps the guys under control and holds everything together. Other hit podcast he has produced include “Hamster Ticklers Always Welcome” and the ever popular “I Bet You Cunt Drink Me Under My Table”. Many of you will also know his name from his percussion work with “Father Bastard and his Magic Band”. There Glastonbury set a couple of years will be talked about for years to come.
“Interesting footwear seen this week”.
One thing I have no idea about is how big the award is! Will it take up a whole shelf! Is the front door big enough for it to pass through! Maybe the award will have to be situated in the garden! My friend who I live with recently bought a birdbath with a solar powered fountain for the back garden. This may have to be moved so that I can admire the award when I’m sitting in the living room. There’s room for the birdbath somewhere in the back of the garden. It’s summer after all; surly any self-respecting parent bird will be busy feeding there young to be bothered with bathing! Hopefully the award won’t be too shiny and distract the large number of planes that circle as they wait for a landing slot at Heathrow.
“The pub car park looked like the Top Gear set”.
I am confident that JPro will have dealt with everything. Having it transported to the UK, as well as checking satellite images to see what type of crane he might need (If it’s as big as I suspect). What an honour this is to have been recognised for “excellence in listening”.
“Trainspotting just got very cute”.
Seriously I was speaking to someone last week who has given me a few good ideas to help my creative side possibly make me a few pennies (don’t worry I am under no illusions that I will ever be able to stop doing a proper boring job). But to do this I have to get off my lardy ass. That’s what podcasters like Sean and Eric do. They record, edit and then put their creativity out there for the world to enjoy. I need to be a little bit more like them. Even if the creative side doesn’t make any money, it’s the thought that someone might like what they have seen, even made them smile that may help me feel better.
“Enjoying Iain, Katherine and Dom on the Rabbit Hole”.
I can’t wait for my award to arrive from across the pond. Maybe Lizo Mzimba BBC entertainment correspondence might be interested in covering the story.
“Almost life sized these pics”.
You can listen to In Poor Taste by going to Podbean, itunes or www.podsburgh.com. Tell them I sent you.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
“Lets play spot the difference”.
Last weekend I spent time with my mum and sister. Its’s always relaxing and nice to be away from the capital.
Here are the edited highlights.
“Two peas in a pod”.
Being told that the beans I found in the garden and eaten, were not beans and should have gone in my mouth.
Watching a Blackbird’s nest from the kitchen window. It was lovely seeing the diligent parents feeding the 3 or 4 hungry babies. (Who have since fledged successfully).
“Look carefully, there are chicks in this picture”.
Coming out of the loo in the early hours of the morning, then suddenly hearing a voice say “hello”. Once my heart returned to its regular rhythm, I discovered my sister sitting in the kitchen in the dark with a smile on her face.
“You may all be seated”.
Visiting the canal, and watching Ducks waddling up an improvised bridge (a plank of wood) to get out of the water.
“I like looking down”.
Speaking to my Aunty Jean. Who by the time you read this will have gone on a climate change march in London. Good on you Aunty, “power to the people”.
“The food was better than i thought”.
Stuck at traffic lights I was entertained by looking in my rear-view mirror and watching a man on a motorbike. Who was staring at his mirror, looking up his nose from different directions?
“See it doesn’t shine out of my……”.
I am pretty sure that actress Jane Horrocks walked passed me at the train station I work near.
“Wishing i could go through the Stargate, while writing this shiz”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Before I Go To Sleep”, (2014). “Click”, (TX: 22/06/19). “Coin Operated”, (2017). “DC: Swamp Thing”, (S1, ep 4). “Fear The Walking Dead”, (S4, ep 3 to ep 16)(S5, ep 1 to ep 4). “Final Space”, (S2, ep 1). “Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch”, (2019). “Glastonbury 2019: Georgia”, (TX: 28/06/19). “Good Omens”, (S1, ep 5 & ep 6). “In The Dark”, (S1, ep 12 & ep 13). “IZombie”, (S5, ep 8 & ep 9). “Krypton”, (S2, ep 3). “Last Voyage Of The Empress”, (2005). “London Kills”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 5). “Los Espooky”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2). “MARVEL’s Jessica Jones”, (S3, ep 4 & ep 5). “NOS4A2”, (S1, ep 4). “Stargate SG1”, (S10, ep 5 & ep 6). “Storyville: Kate Nash, Underestimate The Girl”, (2018). “Summer Of Rockets”, (S1, ep 4). “The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Crystal Maze”, (S6, ep 2, TX: 28/06/19). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S25, ep 12, TX: 21/06/19). “The Planets”, (S1, ep 5, TX 25/06/19). “The Ranganation”, (S1, ep 6, TX: 23/06/19). “Tonight With Vladimir Putin”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2, TX: 23/06/19). “Top Gear”, (S27, ep 2, TX: 23/06/19). “Wynonna Earp”, (S1, ep 6). “Year Of The Rabbit”, (S1, ep 3).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“13 minutes To The Moon (BBC World Service)”, (S1, ep 7, 24/06/19). “30 Animals That Made Us Smarter (BBC World Service)”, (S1, ep 14, 24/06/19). “Buffy Speak”, (ep 7, 03/05/16)(ep 8, 08/05/16)(ep 9, 15/05/16). “Daddy Look At Me”, (ep 3, 27/06/19). “Griefcast”, (ep 86, 26/06/19). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (26/06, 27/06/19). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (21/06, 24/06, 25/06, 26/06, 27/06/19). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (22/06, 28/06/19). “Like Minded Friends”, (ep 4, 04/11/15)(ep 5, 11/11/15)(ep 6, 18/11/15)(ep 7, 25/11/15). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 97, 21/06/19)(ep 98, 28/06/19). “Rule Of Three”, (01/11/18). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 147, 22/06/19). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (24/06/19). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (21/06, 28/06/19). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 84, 27/06/19). “Treasure Quest”, (BBC3CR, 22/06/19). “Morrissey”, “P.J Harvey”, “Manic Street Preachers”, “The Vaccines”, “Nirvana”, “Foo Fighters”, “Kate Nash”, “Kate Bush”, “Yeah Yeah Yeahs”, “The Cure”.