Tuesday
Mar272012

Disappointing Petition Support

Spring has officially begun and the tireless Woodpecker in the garden is giving me a headache just thinking about what it is that he or she is required by Nature to do - and the blinding speed at which it is done.

I also feel I'm am banging my head against something hard that is offering more resistance than I bargained for - not that I'm implying woodpeckers have any bargaining rights, nor that they seek them - whatever, I am convinced that it will be nice - for both of us - when it can stop.

The petition to bring back Innes Book Of Records to our small, not so small and bloody enormous ever flatter screens is languishing at a mere 400 or so votes.

At this rate it is not going to happen.

It may be of course that not enough people know about it - and I dare say that not enough TLC has been directed to this humble website - my fault entirely - but unless all those who keep asking me when IBOR will be made available again start talking to one another and spreading the word about the petition...

In the spirit of IBOR I am teaming up with Des Burkinshaw to make:

"A People's Guide To World Domination - The MOVIE!"

At one point we thought that a 7 camera shoot of one of the shows would satisfy increasing Public Demand and Irresistible Posterity Issues - but we decided that a Live Show should remain a Live Show and a movie, based on and featuring the Live Show Audiences would be much more fun to make and watch.

Must get on, much to do, please sign the petition if you didn't notice it on the way here...

xxx Neil

Tuesday
Feb072012

2012

New years come and go and this one, 2012, getting older by the day, could definitely be "Our Year". I say this every year because, deep down, I long to be irritating and not witty - like what I am most of the time. "Our Year" is an anagram of "your ear" - as famously borrowed by Mark Anthony in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - but of course, you already knew that. But soft, this is no ordinary waffle - nor any other kind of Break Fast fodder - I am attention seeking - your attention in Particular!

If you have managed to read thus far without losing the will to live, huge thanks are due to Luke, my long-suffering IT literate son, for sprucing up this website so that I can post these mini-blogs via email - wherever I am!

So, please watch this space if you want to follow my mood swings and bowel movements - yes I'm ready to SHARE EVERYTHING! Well, not exactly - but I am writing and recording my Audio Memoirs - so I am a bit "all about me" - at the moment.

Over Christmas it suddenly dawned that I should abandon the "book" I've been dabbling with for the last 10 years and record it instead. I am a microphone man after all and I've got all the gear I need - here at home. I have purchased an Electrovoice microphone - the one favoured by "Radio Announcers" all over the world - and all systems are go.

I have no idea at the moment in which format these Audio Memoirs should made available - I would like to know if you have any suggestions? CD, Webcast, Download, other? Right now I'm putting together half hour instalments - and its a major undertaking - but I'm having the time of my life mixing music with reality and fantasy with fact. I am SO interesting!

Enough for now... you can reach me now at: neil@innesbookofrecords.com