Sun, 16 Jun 2002 17:39:50 EDT
as the list is a bit quiet I thought I might pass on the following extremely
interesting piece of news.
I have made the BIG TIME. I appeared on National TV last week for all of 3
seconds. Of course you would not have recognised me even if you had known me
and the Hollywood and TV offers have not yet started rolling in.
The band played a long gig for a Jubilee Street Party. All of a long and
sunny Saturday afternoon. The BBC were making a programme entitled `2002.
Whither the Monarchy?` or similar. The 6 hours of filming produced a segment
of around 3 minutes which was actually used. Included in that was quite a lot
of the bands music as background and around 15 seconds of pics of the band
amd voila! there I was.
I shall continue to talk to the less important members of this list as usual
and I shall not move into a bigger house just yet. Any member who appears on
tv on a regular basis, I don`t want to hear from.
One humourous note. We had received quite a lot of publicity recently because
of a concert we had given and the girl in charge of the BBC filming team
recognised our illustrious leader and remembering the write up spoke to him
" You played with Louis Armstrong didn`t you?`
Bob, a lugubrious 83 year old from Norfolk took his trumpet from his lips,
looked sad, and said sorrowfully
`Yes, thats right, but he never got us any gigs"
Pat (drummer and TV star).