Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This is a true to life picture of Bob Lock. He really does look like this... I'll have to disappoint those who want to know more, as I don't know much more myself, but I guess his blog is a good place for the brave researcher to start... here.
The Evening Post ran its article on me today. I knew this was the day it was due to appear and so I went out early and bought a copy of the newspaper. A truly cool and refined sort of fellow would have disdained to do so... Why am I so interested in reading about myself? It's not as if such an article will be telling me more than I already knew. On the contrary!
We are endlessly fascinating to ourselves. Or are we? I anticipate a time when I become a passé subject to myself. I haven't reached that stage yet... The mighty Madrid based publisher, Bibliópolis, have just confirmed that they want to publish my New Universal History of Infamy in Spanish. I found this news highly interesting, I did.
Luis Prado is an excellent chap with great taste, you won't regret the Bibliópolis edition.
I'll re-edit my blog entry, incorporating that link!
Yes, Bibliopolis are an amazing publishing house! This means I can be read in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, etc, as well as Spain!
See you in about 2 weeks!
For a start it has too much hair, my moustache isn't that gaucho and I can't play a ukelele.
I do have legs and that Prince Albert attachment was suppose to be a secret...
"The book didn't receive many reviews in Britain but it caught the eye of publishers and critics in the US. Now it has become a much sought- after collector's item and copies are regularly sold on eBay and elsewhere for 500 or more."
So, that's 500 squid? sheep? conkers? :)
I assure you that you really do look like that: in fact the likeness is ukelele -- I mean uncanny!
It's not really a ukelele, of course, but a giant key that symbolises a 'lock'. Your lower half resembles a buoy at sea so that you can 'bob' along on the currents...
I thought the article was great. The photo was particularily good made you look mysterious. however....Why the fuck did the EP use up a 3rd of the fucking page with a freaking Pumpkin????? for christs sake, give with one take with the other. Well done rhys your firmly on the radar matey. More razzle dazzle of the EP Please.
Yes, I don't know what the pumpkin was about. Corny, of course, but I didn't really expect anything different!
I thought it was your photo, Rhys :)
I shudder to think how you found that image. What words exactly did you type into Google?
With a name like that, for a time I wondered if you were me, but it turns out that you're not!
I'm not sure if an article appearing in the Evening Post counts as success?
I mean it's not like winning £60,000 for writing a book about an orchard (I'm assuming that's what Rachel Trezise's book, Fresh Apples, is about...)
All I typed in was, Welsh writer whose work is of a humorously eccentric bent, and Wikipedia threw up your name (they really should do something about their projectile vomiting...)
I typed in Welsh writer who specialises in jerky wrestling holds and voilá up came mine...
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