Wednesday, 2 July 2008


The Sock was impressed to find that there are James Alexander-Sinclair tribute societies who sit in the front row at his talks paying homage to their hero by wearing J A-S style hats.

The Sock feels that this is a concept that should spread and believes that the fantastic Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain's version of 'Wuthering Heights' should be sung every time gorgeous Matthew Wilson comes on stage... particularly the chorus..


Let's get wuthering everyone.

On the music front the Sock suddenly realised who the lyrics to this song bought to mind... it just seems so.. right..

clic for the music

clue: someone who might have had trouble with rain last year..

The Sock is having trouble finding a song for charismatic Chris Beardshaw -- most suggestions welcome..


Crusty Bedsocks said...

I still don't get the Heathcliff comparison with that nice Mr Wilson you know when Heathcliff was in fact a scouser and a bit narsty and power hungry.

He will always be Mr Darcy to me 9swoon0 after Colin Firth that is...(doubleswoon)

Crusty Bedsocks said...

What about this for CB?

Arabella Sock said...

How cruel!

I was thinking more

VP said...

Coincidentally I spoke to JAS about this at GW live - he was surprised to find he had some 'hat groupies' in attendance at his talk!

The Ukelele Orchestra of GB - did you hear them on the radio last week?

How about this for CB?

Arabella Sock said...

Hi VP I did hear the Ukelele Orchestra on R4 which is what put me in mind of Mazzer W. We saw them live a couple of years ago whilst they were still playing relatively small venues - fantastic! Their version of Ms. Dynamite is the best too!

Crusty, I suppose if you think Mr. Wilson is merely 'nice' then you would have to think of him as the permanently repressed Darcy ambling around his perfectly manicured lawns. Surely Matthew is a man of seething passion and endless ambition striding the moors with his axe in one hand and...... (cont. p.94)

Crusty Bedsocks said...

I think he is more likely to be striding around with a hoe....

C'mon even CW calls him Darcy!

HappyMouffetard said...

This surely must be for CB:

emmat said...

Surely for Chris it should be Randy:

Crusty why have you got it in for Heathcliff???
He was a poor abused child sold into virtual slavery and just needed the love of a good woman to cheer him up

The Black Finger Nail said...

Isn't Heathcliff an obnoxious comic strip cat? Doesn't sound like Matthew to me.

As for Beardshaw I have two suggestions that are likely to get me arrested.....

One that is Bowiesque -

Though perhaps amongst our mature ladies this Soft Cell number featuring Matthew would find favour?

Arabella Sock said...

You have all (except possibly VP) been very cruel to dear Chris. Whilst the Laughing Gnome seems to have been the most popular my favourite so far is Emma's suggestion. I have a vague memory (which I had hoped was false) of Randy's song.

Blackfingernail! Just because you spend all day watching CBeebies doesn't mean that anyone else does.

VP said...

Arabella - I put myself in your shoes when I came up with my choice, though I have enjoyed the other suggestions immensely.

Is every potential GW presenter going to have their own theme tune - a bit like all the characters had in 'Howard's Way'?

The Black Finger Nail - wasn't he played by Sid James?

Arabella Sock said...

Actually I've heard the mysterious Black Fingernail looks more like Charles Hawtrey!

emmat said...

yes they are all going to have their own song. Joe was going to have Hey joe, where you going with that goji berry in your hand?
And then there were some rights clearance issues, so now he's going to have Shaddupayourface by Joe Dolce

Arabella Sock said...

The 'mysterious' Blackfingernail sent me a fitting suggestion for Peter Seabrook

emmat said...


though Peter would probably not swing his glads with quite so much panache