Friday, January 02, 2009

The drawing board

Last night I had an idea for a novel, or maybe a film. Or possibly even an opera. The details were sketchy, but I know it involved some men in turbans and some other men in bowler hats who go to a troubled Arab nation to meet a soul singer. All I'm sure of beyond that is the title:

Sikhs and Droogs, Iraq and Rawls.

I think this is what industry people call high-concept.

6 comments:

Geoff said...

Ha!

There is an Ian Dury film in the pipeline (Peter Blake was wheeled out again on Hootenanny to tell us so).

So you'd better get in there quick.

Mr Murph said...

I was worried I may have been Iraq Rawled there.

garfer said...

That'll be the Orangemen off to salute their favourite soul man in Mesopotamia.

It's like the hajj, but with bowler hats and funk.

Steerforth said...

All I can think of is 'Sikhs in the City' and something along the lines of Gladys (Arabian) Knight(s)...

I'll get my coat.

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

Been done, hasn't it? Handel's Rinaldo, with hauberks instead of bowler hats?

Tim Footman said...

Geoff: As long as Robbie Williams doesn't get the part...

B'dm... tish, Murph.

I'll tell you a slightly funny story about my grandma and some Orangemen one day, Garfer.

Not Osamand Dave, Steerforth?

Very true, Christopher. Although Handel foolishly neglected to include Lou Rawls. (The brief appearance of Lionel Richie in Act Two doesn't really count.)