Tuesday, 6 May 2008

last time I was in Melbourne I was quite taken with some humorous statuary around the footpaths (or sidewalks as they say in the yoo ess) (or 'the pavement' as they say in the yoo kay) . Here's another:

Passenger 'moons' at speed camera- BBC News- 1 May- (with photo)

A front seat car passenger was photographed baring his backside at a speed camera in Northumberland.
The "mooning" man was snapped by the mobile camera as the black BMW X5 drove past on the A1171 Dudley Lane in Cramlington last month. Safety campaigners have labelled the man as a "fool"
(via our bare botty correspondent)

I feel a yearning to hear once more Mike Harding singing his song 'Manuel'.
Manuel dances
Manuel dances,
He sambas with no trousers ON
I may have misremebered the lyrics, but that's the way I sing them at the dinner table. I'd love to hear anyone confirm, deny or send a video link as I can't find one..

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Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Ah, I knew I left my giant coin purse lying around somewhere...

Eddie, can you do me a favour and bring it back with you when you return?

6 May 2008 at 20:22:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Greg G said...

I like the new big fork in a spud meself, but I'm afraid it won't be permanent.

6 May 2008 at 21:08:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Unknown said...

The 30 second ITunes sample of Manuel supports your memory.

I thought last fm might have it for streaming, but no luck. Lots of other Harding songs.

Only Bomber's Moon seems to have video on YouTube.

7 May 2008 at 09:48:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nielsen Book Data has it that the publication of Monsieur Leotard has slipped to August in the USA and September in the UK. Now, knowing Nielsen is frequently wrong, I was wondering if you'd been advised of any change, as I thought I'd get my hands on a copy sooner than the autumn...

Ben Smith

7 May 2008 at 11:35:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

you should be able to get one as early as late July in the US. I said I wouldn't be at san diego if the book wasn't there. And I'll be signing at Pag 45 first week of Aug. book will be there too. I imagine it will be everywhere else fairly quickly after that. My publisheralrady has some advance copis and I'm hoping to have one n my hand before the end of the week.

7 May 2008 at 16:16:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

I hope the book will be ready on time. I'd really like to come and meet you at Page 45 (although I still have to figure out where it actually is).

8 May 2008 at 00:35:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it a Page 45 exclusive or will you be coming down to London to sign while you're in the UK?

Ben Smith

8 May 2008 at 07:01:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

I didn't set out to make it an exclusive, but I'll be based in Blackpool and one outing is all i can face, so Nottingham is not too far. London IS too far. So it winds up being an exclusive.

8 May 2008 at 19:21:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah well, maybe next time for us southerners.

I'm trying to remember your link to Blackpool from Alec. Without the books in front of me, the story I remember was were the woman lost her false-teeth while you were working as a barman?

I was going to say I hope the weather stays nice (as it is this week) for your visit, instead of the solid grey skies we had all last summer. But then again, some British drizzle may be a nice change for you.

Ben Smith

9 May 2008 at 05:25:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

yes, My parents live near there. having left home I had to retreat back there temporarily about twenty five years ago at the age of 28... these things happen i suppose. let's hope it doesn't happen again... the klife of the freelancer is so insecure.

9 May 2008 at 05:32:00 GMT-5  

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