(sorry to highjack the thread....)
I wrote a skit of this called "Ghost Train" as part of my fake Rockumentary about a Terry Hall type Coventry Ska musician. It was about the decline of the buffet service on the 7:20 from Coventry to Birmingham N.E.C.. It is part of a series I'm trying to finish about made up Music Heros.
I've written two of them and need ideas for another 2 at least. One is about Terry Kitchen - Ska legend (formerly the front man of "Johnnie Lambretta and the Love Handles"). The other is about Ogden Kapow - front man of the 70's psychadelic legends "The Fathers of Convention". If you can think of another couple of music legends/groups/movements that require a thorough p**s take then shout them up.
Hi Dave. You originally posted this over on the Veil Debate thread and I've carried it over into the New Media Journalism section because I feel it fits here. Not to mention the fact that this section has been mostly neglected.
You ask that we fire suggestions at you for two new characters and I have come up with one that I think may work. It's your decision though mate:-
Brian Fairy from Poxy Musak. He was a tall, slim singer/songwriter who really fancied himself summit rotten. He sang with a voice that blocked out lyrical content and made listeners strain to understand him. Upon closer inspection of his words it was discovered they were absolute drivel.
He famously got interviewed once while walking on a beach, Blackpool I think, and even while speaking couldn't convey anything sensible, unless the audience were completely off their tits on good skunk weed. I personally remember this interview, which in itself is strange, because I was off my tits on good skunk weed and became a fan of the man and his music simply because I thought he said; 'All music's a summoning of strength from within'.
A few years later and while free of marijuana usage due to a drought I discovered he actually said; "Bald fuses and drumming at length are a bin"...
He was an odd fecker...