Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Claim to fame


Several years ago, I got Stephen Pastel to write a review of a new Beat Happening box set for Careless Talk Costs Lives magazine.

I think this is probably the single most indie-pop thing ever done, by anyone, ever. Unless anybody knows any different.

12 comments:

Billy said...

Were you wearing a cardigan at the time?

Tim Footman said...

Yes, and a BMX Bandits badge.

And I was sucking a lollipop.

Chris said...

I once bought a Beat Happening album from Stephen Pastel and shuffled my feet awkwardly until he felt obliged to say something about it. Not nearly as impressive as your one, but more underachieving.

Spinsterella said...

A while ago on the radio Tom Robinson said that the previous night he'd been to see some super-flowery under-the-radar tragic indie band with Steve Lamacq.

He challenged listeners to come up with an even more indie sentence.

I think Tim may have managed that here with bells on.

Tim Footman said...

I suspect you might have edged me out there Chris, not just for the underachievement, but because the transaction occurred (presumably) in Glasgow.

Hello Spinny, sweetie. Mmm yes, Tom Robinson. I mean, Small Boo once gave a demo tape to Steve Lamacq, which is surely more indie in itself than going to see a band with him.

Murph said...

I'm Eastern Counties Division in this particular Premiership, although I did once get Mungo Jerry's Autograph. He'd just released "Indie Summertime".


*gets coat*

llewtrah said...

Billy & I got a tad excited at the weekend when we saw "the book" in Virgin, Oxford Street!! "Ooh-ooh-look! It's Tim!" etc.

Anonymous said...

Tim

When you gonna get a proper job!!!

Very entertaining though

Julian Dean-hows your memory

Tim Footman said...

No, Murph, I'll get your coat for you. Still, he did have great buggery grips did that Mungo.

Llewtrah: because I haven't been back to Blighty (or anywhere much) since publication, I still haven't actually seen the book in a real shop. Did you hear about Stephen King autographing some of his own titles in a shop in Oz? They thought he was a drunk vandal, and called the police.

Proper job, Julian? The only thing our mutual place of learning equipped anyone for was sailing around in a bloody tea clipper. Trust you're well, old chap.

Robert Swipe said...

Not at all indie-related this, but current Reading manager, ex Liverpool, Man Utd. and England player Steve "Stevie" Coppell once kicked a ball back into play for me during a 5-a-side tournament. Then we got chatting, you know, like you do; exchanged a couple of words. "Thanks, Steve", most probably.

Nifty little player, wasn't he? He would have looked the part in an indie band too, I'll warrant. You know, handing out leaflets wearing a parka and so on. He had hair back then, obviously. Whereas Lou Macari...

L.U.V. on ya,

Bob

Tim Footman said...

I always saw Joe Jordan and Gordon McQueen as a the Moon and Entwistle of mid-70s footie.

Daniel Novakovic said...

Thanks for using my poster for illustrating this post. I actually did one for our Beat Happening special earlier this year

http://sotoughsocute.blogspot.com/2009/03/so-cute-beat-happening-special-28-mars.html

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