King of the gypsys

Since hearing it at our first pier, the music of David Essex has been a constant staple of our tour. Hold me Close is favourite, but Rock On too. There’s a bit of a That’ll Be The Day/Stardust vibe to the trip — there’s been times I’ve felt like running off to work the fairs.

We started with a preconceived idea of what the music of our isle was, but what we’ve really been listening to is: Essex, Fleetwood Mac, glam rock, and hour after our of banging tunes from Funky FM in Essex itself.

Jon was voted the ‘14th Most Influential Person in the West Midlands’ in 2008. Subsequently he has not been placed. He’s been a football referee, venetian blind maker, cellar man, and a losing Labour council candidate: “No, no chance. A complete no-hoper” said a spoilt ballot. Jon wrote and directed the first ever piece of drama performed on Twitter when he persuaded a cast including MPs and journalists to give over their timelines to perform Twitpanto. But all that is behind him.

2 Comments on “King of the gypsys

  1. Has been a bit of Glitter. As of tonight we’ll be exactly one day behind – 11 rather than scheduled 10 it will take us now.

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