Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Professional Competent Rockin' And Tight

Last night, music connoisseurs were given a new metonym to add to Rock’s Pantheon. Up there with John “Dr Winston O’Boogie” Lennon, James “The Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness” Brown, Elton “Cockfarmer” John and James “Cunt” Blunt, we now have MJ “Professional Competent Rockin’ And Tight” Hibbett.

During a dress rehearsal for his Edinburgh Festival Larf Riot, My Exciting Life In Rock, in the upstairs of a Bloomsbury pub, MJ took an adoring crowd through the tears, the laughter, the drugs (well, half an E in 1994), the noise made by pissing in a stainless steel sink while locked out of your hotel room buck naked (the music of the future, quite possibly) and having his International Hit sung by Norwegian school children.

Afterwards – there was an encore as, obv, the crowd called out for more – MJ gave everyone a badge, a CD and, if they didn’t escape quickly enough, a MANLY HUG. Phew! It was ACE.

If you’re in Edinburgh in early August, My Exciting Life In Rock will be at Medina, 45-47 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HB (phone 0131 225 6313)from Monday 4-Saturday 9, 6-7pm.

It will, natch, be Professional, Competent, Rockin’ And Tight.

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