The movie queen, to play the scene

Actually, strictly, the title cant be literally about me, as I’ve never (yet) appeared in a movie as at this time. Plays, numerous, darlings. TV shows, oh, one or two. Hell, I’ve even performed as part of a tribute band back in my youth, though no one would want me to now, I’m sure. But a movie, just like Miss Harlow, sadly no. I guess if my voice does recover sufficiently, I might yet, though I would think its unlikely now, even if it did, in truth. Only way I might is in one of those full body outfits, with either a non speaking part, or one of those processed voice roles, which would actually probably be quite fun, as it would probably mean alien, or robot!

The amusing thing is, for all my interest in mind control, and the like, I’ve never had an EEG done on me, let alone anything more interesting than that. Now, one of the things I’ve got lined up for my delight, is an MRI scan on my brain, for understandable reasons. Yes, seizures, passing out and the like definitely need investigating! One of the more interesting events around that will be the need to remove my earrings, which I’ve had in for, err, a few years. Alright, fine, about 10, if not slightly more. It is a case that when you have a slight tremor in your fingers, doing anything delicate yourself isnt going to happen. So they got put in, and there they have stayed. Obviously, to do an MRI, they’re going to have to come out, which should be fun! As for getting a pair into my ears again afterwards, good luck!

One blessing should be, that I dont think I’ll have any issue with the enclosed space, as this is someone who loves the flotation tank experience. Obviously this will be a ‘bit’ noisier than that, but I’m sure I’ll survive. What stuff they will find in my weird, wonderful, and slightly perverted brain, I dread to think! I suspect the MRI scan wont reveal I’m a robot fetishist, and turn me into my dream self, mainly because sadly, I dont think thats possible! But yes, agreed, the chances of me being able to keep a straight face, when a machine is scanning my mind, less than slim, I’m sure!

The interesting thing I’ve seen in the last few days, is an MRI scanner, where you dont lay down in a narrow tube, and have your brain zapped (yeah, I wish!), but instead sit up, and get brainwashed, sorry, scanned while not being as tightly enclosed. Which yes, fine, might be less brainwashing tube scenario, but lets face it, for someone like me, sat in a chair, having my brain scanned that way, would be quite fun.

Sadly, I cant see the NHS taking the (probably) more expensive option somehow. Oh, and yes, if someone offers me a metallic silver bodysuit to have it done in, I definitely wont keep a straight face. If anyone wants to take that as a hint, be my guest! 😉 If someone actually wants to brainwash me in one of those tubes, well… 😀 I know, just wishful thinking.

No, that, by China Crisis isnt the video. Its the Neil Young version, of a song made famous by Gordon Lightfoot.

And I’m getting old…

I guess I am actually, I’ll be 55 in just under 4 weeks time, and when I look back I do wonder at just how little I’ve done with my life, but I guess that feels the same for so many? Anyway, I hope I’ve got a few years left before old age, illness, or something else takes me from this world. Its funny, because there was a while back when thats what I wanted to happen, without getting old. But enough of that anyway, those days seem to thankfully have passed.

No, the reason why I’m feeling old today, is the sad news I read this morning of one of my favourite sitcom actors, Richard Briers, who died overnight at the age of 79. Emphysema, brought on by smoking too many cigarettes, something he openly admitted. Funny, isnt it, same thing which killed Louise Brooks, a few months short of reaching 79 herself.

Funny thing here is, given that many of my readers here are American, if I mention the name of his most famous series, The Good Life, it would mean nothing. Some of you may have heard of the series, Good Neighbors though, and yes, its the same thing. He did appear in several of the Branagh series of films based on Shakespeare plays, so some might know him from that.

But in the mid to late 70’s, he was a real sitcom comedy star. it helped he worked with many great foils to his talent, but in all truth, he was the leader of the pack. And as a late teen, I would watch most things he appeared in. Or indeed narrated, but I will save you the delights of Roobarb (aka Roobarb and Custard, which some might declare an acquired taste lol), though if you want to find it, there seems to be a few episodes on You Tube.

RIP Richard, you will be missed by me.

The video. No, its not got Richard Briers in it, but the shrewdies amongst you might have worked it out from the title. And its not a studio performance, its actually a live one, all the way from the state of Kansas, what more could I ask? Just proves that 40 years on, Neil Young still performs this song so well