DELUXE AND THE ANGRY VILLAGERS – taking tea with my grandmother

I’m a sucker for a good story … and I’m a sucker for a poem that rhymes

Combine the two with wit, erudition, swirling images and slithering words,

and I’m hooked.

This ticks all those boxes … and more

Mr Johnny Deluxe … a rather fine bit of work!!!

Why is this not more widely known …. !!!!

MONSTER ROAD – Bruce Bickford.

MONSTER ROAD is a feature length documentary about the life and work of legendary underground animator Bruce Bickford.
Best known for his collaborations with Frank Zappa in the 1970s, Bickford is an international cult figure who has influenced generations of animators while somehow eluding mainstream notoriety.
Directed by Brett Ingram, MONSTER ROAD won sixteen awards including “Best Documentary” at the Slamdance Film Festival before a two-year run on Sundance Channel. The new MONSTER ROAD “Collector’s Edition” DVD is available, along with Bruce Bickford’s animated masterpiece PROMETHEUS’ GARDEN, exclusively at


In Praise of … Re-Cycling
Going back to visit a place that you’ve already visited on your bike, or re-cycling, as we professionals like to term it, is a pure joy …  and, coincidentally, a damn site more interesting than taking bottles to a bottle-bank.
I’ve been a cycling aficionado since my early teens, and my passion for this pneumatic past-time is obviously shared by the many readers on my blog site
Some time ago, I posted an article concerning Lance Armstrong’s cancer charity fundraiser, the “Livestrong Foundation”, illustrated with a photo of him on his bike, naked in a wind-tunnel, seemingly testing aero-dynamics.  I’d also included a similar photo of UK Olympic cyclist, Victoria Pendleton, in the same position, and equally nude.

Whilst looking at the recent statistics of which page or article on my blog site had received the most hits over the past year, I was astonished to discover that this particular cycling article had actually received four times as many hits than any other article on my site.
My readership obviously shares my passion for cycling, rather than all of those comedy, clips, humorous articles, new band videos, and topical items, which I regularly post.
Or, so I thought … until I discovered a wee icon on my visitor statistics which allowed me to find out which relevant “tags”, or subject headings, had directed the viewers to my particular site, and that particular article … which turned out to be the phrases: “Victoria Pendleton”/ “Nude”/ and the title which I’d given the article – a reference to Lance’s custom-made, carbon-fibre, racing bicycle.
The article is, in fact, entitled …  “I’d Ride That”
Ah, well … so much for me attracting a higher-class of reader, folks.  It seems that I’m getting them under false pretense, second-hand, and re-cycled.
Whatever works.

Corky And The Juice Pigs

Back in the day … whatever the fukk that means … sometime in the early 90’s, I regularly did shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and was gobsmacked by the amazing array of diverse, and highly original comedy acts who appeared there for a mad 3 weeks of non-stop drinking, partying, and performing


None more so than what I still believe to be one of the best, most original, tightest, most manic, and hilarious acts  EVER


The legendary Corky and the Juice Pigs



The one thing that did tickle my fancy during the General Fiasco that just took place, was seeing the illustrious DEEK fae Edinbro, of FKN NEWZ fame, as he appeared behind some inconsequential ,fat cunt on the ITN news soap-opera broadcast

I’ve long been a fan of Deek’s wee vid rants on Youtube, before they banned him, and was pleased to see him reappear on his new site

I know people, and comedians, who don’t see the funny side of his output

Fukk You

You are retards … and I mean that in the non-pejorative, non-disabled, non-spastic, use of the word

His older stuff is superb, and highly viewed on the net … I ain’t checked out the more recent, but will do soon


At present, I just can’t get enough of this man’s songs & humour … he really does stuff that I SO wish I’d done!!

But, he says it better than I ever could … and with such fine musicianship too

I should warn those of a sensitive nature that Tim uses irony, sarcasm, and the occasional shock-tactic, and says the opposite of what he means, for comic effect and to highlight the very prejudice or stupidity that he’s lampooning

So, although you THINK you believe in freedom of speech … as long as the speech agrees with your opinions, and conforms to your moral values, however biased … you might find that Tim, like many other comedians, will possibly rock your wee boat


Watch the stuff on his Youtube page … it’s a joy!




Sadly, my reaction to seeing these two fotos was …. “I’d ride that”

Even sadder was the fact that I was referring to the bike!


It must be auld age … or a compliment to the lovely Mrs Who’s charms?


The lovely lady, by the way, is Victoria Pendleton

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Pendleton won the gold medal in the Women’s Individual Sprint Event?

The nude shot is a recreation of the famous photo of Lance Armstrong.





By the way, Lance’s autobiography “IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE” is a brilliant read, even if you have no interest whatsoever in cycling or, like myself, no interest in sport.


It’s a truly inspiring story where Lance gives a very unflattering account of his early life, being raised by a single parent, subsequent rise to fame, and eventual fight against cancer.


His recovery was all the more amazing in that he refused to be involved in all the “spiritual-miraculous-god-bless-amerika” type nonsense that the media tried to foist on his fight against cancer




And also … check out the LIVESTRONG site which Armstrong has created to support and help cancer sufferers and survivors