it is with great sadness that i write this post, but with the news that mr sievey passed away this morning this post is one of the hardest i have ever written. i have lost a great friend who made the world laugh, our thoughts go out to gemma, his family and also to little frank on this sad day. the world has lost a little of its sparkle today………
,.. and yes,.. the world cup kicks off this friday….
… and i’ll be at the salutation pub, higher chatham street (off oxford rd) manchester, where i’ll be singing my new world cup song “three shirts on my line” and loads of other footie anthems too ! …. big screen for the match,… small stage for me,… and i’ll be bringing my subutteo too !
i’ll also be playing soccer stuff (plus your tunes) on my sunday “radio timperley” shows through june/july …
listen in live on www.manchesterradioonline.com worldwide….
11am in l.a. ~ 2pm in new york ~ 7pm in the uk ~ 8pm in germany etc etc
there wiil be free podcasts too @ www.radiotimperley.com
..other live footie shows include..
** the lexington, north london, friday the 25th june,..
** the l.m.r.c.a. club, navigation rd, altrincham, sunday 4th july,…
(both concerts will have my “oh blimey big band” (6 peice) with me !!!)
… also don’t forget that “the bigshorts” will be in the altrincham parade on saturday morning 3rd june,… we’ll be with the “timperley aquatics van” showing off our division 1 trophy we won this season….
the parade starts at 10pm in alty,… and works it’s way down to beech road playing fields in timperley by noon,.. where they have live shows, a beer tent and funfair for the afternoon !!!
right,… that’s enough about football,… but if you want more… visit ~
,… oh yes, you know i said in my last blog that i never get reviews,..
well here’s another that mr. routledge found…
,…. and finaly,… this years “magical timperley tour” (which could be the last !)
is on sunday the 4th july,… with the open top bus doing 3 trips with me as your guide.
it’ll be a new route this year,… full details for bookins can be obtained from mr. alston on 07966 189650 or 0161 652 1217 .
the next blog will have details of how to get my “world cup” song,.. and help cancer research too ! (subscribe now !)
and a big “thank you” to all who have come to see me on my shows with john cooper clarke over the last few months,… you have all been brilliant… and there may be plans for me and clarkie to tour ireland !
the last two nights at the assembly rooms in derby, and the leadmill in sheffield were being filmed for a documentry to be shown on the bbc (autum ?) and they did a interview with me too to go in it…. also they filmed both nights when i joined jonny onstage with my guitar to perform “36 hours” with him,… and we are getting a copy of that to go in the next “timperley tv”
here’s a yutube clip someone posted from sheffield,…..
my next solo concert in this friday (4th june) at the parr hall in warrington,.. where i’ll be playing two sets along with my stupid ventrilloquist puppet !
the “me as me after chemotherapy” artwork (above right) sold for Â£480 ,.. wow, that is fantastic and all the money will be going to cancer research,… i am talking with the mcmillan cancer trust,.. and they may do a limited edition run of signed prints of it !!!
but it was a brilliant responce from you lot,… and it had over 14,500 views !!! (that’s bazzin’ for somthing on ebay !)….. my “me as skeletor” is up there at the moment,.
to view it click —> http://lnk.ms/7jgkh
i never seen any reviews for any of my releases ever,… and thought there were none !
but here’s one mr. routledge spotted,..
thank you also to all who are tuning into “radio timperley” every sunday,.. and if any bands want a bit of airplay on my show,.. then send me a record, cd or cassette (no mp3’s, downloads,files,… i don’t do them !).
send to ~
frank sidebottom’s radio timperley show,
manchester radio online,
88a millar street, manchester, m4 4dy, uk
and if you want a free “radio timperley” podcast…
click on www.radiotimperley.com
full details of my next “magical timperley tour” on the 4th july will be going out this week,… so subscribe to my blog now,.. or you ay not be on that open top bus with me !!!!
see you in warrington on friday,… and my world cup single “three shirts on my line” will be out by the end of the week !
and i just want to say a big “thank you” to everyone who came to see me last night at the leadmill in sheffield,… where i did some showbizness with my ace mate john cooper clarke,….
it was the last in a series of shows i’ve i’ve been doing with him,.. and what a wonderful end it was,… with me getting up with johnny with my guitar and backing him on “36 hours”,…. what a honour !!!
also the last two nights at derby and sheffield were being filmed for a bbc documentry (for autum ?) and they interviewed me for that too !
more details will follow in my next blog tomorrow,… (subscribe now!)
the “me as number 6” runs out today on ebay at 11:37pm
to view it click —> http://lnk.ms/97MMd
… and don’t forget i’ll be live on “radio timperley” tonight at 7pm
listen in worldwide @ 11am in l.a. ~ @ 2pm in new york ~ @ 8pm in berlin ~ @11pm in moscow etc etc… and in tokyo and sydney it becomes your monday morning breakfast shows !!!
p.s. and a big “thank you” also for all your cancer support !
i’ve had 2 operations this week on my cancer, one was taking some bobbins cancer stuff out (which they let me watch on a screen in colour and in black’n’white – how very space 1999 is that !) ,.. and the other was having a tube put in my throat.
both went ace and i’m feeling fine,.. but i’ll be back onstage tonight,… read on,…
and also i’ve got my “me as skeletor” artwork and skeletor figure up !!!
you can view it at http://lnk.ms/7jgkh
the “me as me after chemo” is doing really well,.. at over Â£360 and
over 10,000 views (that’s a lot for a ebay listing !)… thank you all !
you can view that at —> http://lnk.ms/7VSDc
here’s a clip from me in church in london from last year,…
i’ll be onstage tonight (friday) with my mate john cooper clarke at the assembly rooms in derby,.. and tomorrow (saturday) at the leadmill in sheffield, also with j.c.c.
… and on friday 4th june,… i do a ace concert (2 sets) at the parr hall pyramid in warrington.
get your free “radio timperley” podcasts now,…
by clicking on —> www.radiotimperley.com
…and listen to my live “radio timperley” 1 hour show this sunday
on www.manchesterradioonline.com 7pm uk ~ 2pm new york ~ 8pm berlin etc. etc.
p.s the “me as number 6” runs out this weekend…
view it at —> http://lnk.ms/97MMd
,… and my world cup song “three shirts on my line” will be out next week !
and no,… i’m not having a birthday cancer party !!!!
i had my birthday party last month,… and i only found out about my cancer 2 weeks ago!.
… lets celebrate morrissey’s birthday ( & no,.. he’s not 63 as it said in the press !!!)
as every day i fancy a sundae !
so this week i’ve got concerts at….
** friday 28th ~ derby assembly rooms,… with john cooper clarke…
** saturday 29th ~ sheffield leadmill,… also with my mate clarkie….
** & next week (4th june) i’m doing a full solo show at warrington’s parr hall.
,… and we’ll be onstage together for a special finale !!!!
,… and “no”,… he’s not 127 years old…. !!!
aren’t some news reporters stupid !!!
i did one ( and only one) interview 10 days ago when i found out i’d got cancer,…
… since then i’ve turned down loads of interviews,…
but there have been loads so called “interviews” with me,… which basically they have just taken from the first interview and changed it a bit !!!! (and the first interview “changed what i said ” anyway !!!)
… anyway,… it all helps my “me as me after chemotherapy” fund raiser for cancer no-matter what they print….
just remember 2 golden rules….
1. don’t beleive everything you read in the papers….
2. incorrect publicity,… is better than no publicity !
to view my artwork,… click —> http://lnk.ms/7VSDc
thank you to all who are tuning into manchester radio online to hear my weekly “radio timperley” shows,… and if you want to hear your band on it,… send me a record, cd or cassette (no emailed tracks, mp3’s wav’s) to ~
c/o manchester radio online
88a millar house, manchester, m4 4dy, uk … (and i’ll play it !)
if you want a free “radio timperley” podcast or 2,…
just goto www.radiotimperley.com
my world cup single,… “three shirts on my line” will be up on itunes this week,…
and all the money from that will be going to cancer too !
p.s. i am not 72 !!!
i’m 35,… always have been,… always will be !!!
and “no” !!!!,… ‘m not starting a new station called “radio cancer” \(stupid !)
…. it’s just a quick bulletin from me with todays radio news,… and to say a blog will follow later today with more news and a cancer update ! (subscribe now!)
don’t forget today see’s me back doing my weekly “radio timperley” 1 hour live show,.. you can listen live online at www.manchesterradioonline.com @ 7pm in the uk ~~~ 2pm in new york ~~~ 8pm in berlin etc etc…. and i’ll be playing some more of the tunes you’ve sent me in for my “timperley top ten”
but if you can’t wait till 7pm ,… then there are some free “radio timperley” podcasts to download at www.radiotimperley.com or http://lnk.ms/8b797
and my “me as me after chemotherapy” artwork,…
… has had nearly seven and a half thousand views,… and the bidding is now over Â£350 pounds ! (that’s good for cancer research !!!)
view it at —> http://lnk.ms/7VSDc
all this weeks concert dates and news to follow in the blog too,..
…. and happy birthday moz