Cultural Life: Adrian Edmondson, actor
Friday 20 March 2009
Highlights of the week for me are 'Harry Hill's TV Burp' and 'Match of the Day'. Though I did enjoy Paxman's 'The Victorians'.
I recently acquired a large print of Johnny Rotten by Jorgen Angel. It's live on stage, yet Johnny looks as beautiful as the Messiah. Even his skin looks like an ad for Clearasil.
I'm a Laurel and Hardy fan, and I recently got the box set on DVD. They are phenomenally funny. The architecture for almost every joke made today can be seen in these films.
I'm currently reading a beautifully bound copy of 'A Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Beagle'. It's a fantastic book. It's the letters and diaries of Robert Fitzroy, Charles Darwin and others on the Beagle, edited together to make one travelogue.
I'm very keen on The Holy Modal Rounders. They were a psychedelic folk duo in the Sixties who sing American folk songs in an aggressively demented fashion. A lot of the lyrics are probably written on acid, but I can't stop listening to it. It's mesmerising.
Adrian Edmondson and his band The Bad Shepherds will be appearing on Saturday's Big Top line-up at the Wychwood Festival 2009 For tickets please visit www.wychwoodfestival.com
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