Small Compliments

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’m going to start this week’s blog post by mentioning an upcoming gig.

This Fri 4th May I will be compering a Comedy Poetry night called John Hegley and Some Other Poets (it does what it says on the tin). It’s at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH, nearest station Edgware Road. Time 8pm, Price £8. For more info.

On Friday, I went to see Prong 2, from 3 Prong Attack (the double act I belong to) in Othello. Not to spoil it for anyone but his character died. It was weird being in the audience watching him die on stage, as usually I’m stood next to him when this happens.

On Friday and Saturday the only flesh that passed my lips was one portion of fish. It did make me think that I might be turning into the new Linda McCartney, although on Sunday I did have Cottage Pie, so I’m probably not. Plus Paul McCartney is my least favourite Beatle. (No offence if you’re reading this Sir Paul).

Also last week, I had to send an email on ‘Her With One Permanent Job’s’ behalf, so I cc’d her in. Later on she said, “I’d written a good email” (or words to that effect). I’ll be honest, I will take any compliment where I can get them and even if I’m not sure if someone is being complimentary or just sarcastic, I take it as a compliment, but it did make me wonder what small compliments other people have had. Feel free to let me know of your small compliments via the comments button.

Last week Rupert Murdoch was speaking at the Leveson Inquiry (how long is this enquiry). It’s seems that the accepted view of Rupert Murdoch is that he is the devil, or if not the devil, the devil’s representative on earth. Yet, The Sun is the biggest selling paper in Britain and The Times is basically propped up financially by him. The former fact shows that people are prepared to buy his products and the latter would appear to show he’s not just motivated by commercial factors. With this in mind I wondered if there are people out there who like Rupert Murdoch. So if you like Rupert Murdoch, feel free to let me know.

And Finally… In the last couple of weeks I’ve watched a number of films. First up was, ‘Get Him to the Greek’ starring Russell Brand, the ‘On the Waterfront’ starring Marlon Brando, then Moneyball with Brand Pitt (ok, Brad Pitt), then I watched ‘Harry Brown’, then a docu/film about Black women’s hair, presented randomly by Chris Rock, called ‘Good Hair’ and finally I watched ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. I’m going to be bold and say no one reading this will have seen all these films (I may be wrong). Not even ‘HWOPJ’ watched all 6 films as she wouldn’t watch Harry Brown as she thought it was too violent. Maybe I should have thought this, before getting it out of the library, as the blurb read, “Makes any Quentin Tarantino film seem like the magic roundabout”. Feel free to let me know how many of the films you’ve watched.

Til next week, stay safe!

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