Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Don't stop moving to the boogie-woogie beat...

The Sock has just found an envelope pushed through her door postmarked Harlow Carr. In it there was nothing but this photograph.. anyone got any ideas what's going on?

5 comments:

emmat said...

Hurray! I love it when I am guided to your blog by a psychic message that says "look at the sea of gravy, there's something new for you there"

that truly is a remarkable work of art. only a top class tattoist such as wot they have got in selfridges could probably do one like that.

I am still chuckling, (wanders away laughing)

The Black Finger Nail said...

I Canna flaccida decide whether that was influenced by a Manhattan Transfer or the Edinburgh Military Tatoo. Or whether it is two cheeky or plainly anally retentive?

I must refer it to my suburban London lawyer Raymond Saul. Yes! There really IS a lawyer called R.Saul and believe me he is...

JamesA-S said...

Oh dear. I was concerned that this would happen. You have been the victim of a rather tasteless hoax,I'm afraid. Obviously the malicious person who sent you this wants you to believe that this tattoo belongs to the honourable member for Harlow Carr. It does not.
This one belongs to Bob Flowerdew. He and Matthew got their tattoos together in a parlour in Prestatyn in 2001. They both opted for the S Club option but while Bob went for this version Matthew plumped for a much more photo-realistic representation from the Miami 7 TV Series. In his tattoo Jo O'Meara occupies the pivotal central position.
I am, I believe, one of the few people still alive to have seen both tattoos together. There was talk in 2004 of a theatrical tour involving both tattoos and Rachel Stevens and I was brought in as consultant choreographer. Sadly this fell through because Bob was never able to master the left-buttock twitch necessary to suitably animate the tattoo for the Grand finale (an extravaganza of light, backing dancers and invertebrates to the sound of Love Ain't Gonna Wait For You).
The split was a messy one and it is rumoured that Bob Flowerdew has had his tattoo lasered off and replaced with a scene from the great Werner Herzog epic, Fitzcarraldo. It is possible that this choice was influenced by that other great champion of the organic movement, The Prince of Wales, who has a lithograph of scenes from Wo die grunen Ameisen traumen (where the Green Ants Dream) on his thigh.

Arabella Sock said...

Bugger! This is tragic. I did think the honourable member for Harlow Carr would have a bigger slightly hairier rear - not that I gave it THAT much thought, obviously.

I may have to delete it if it turns out to be Flowerdew's. Are you sure? Close magnification does imply the butt hairs are black. Does this mean he's not even a genuine blonde?

granro said...

Sorry, I don't believe a word of it. Bob Flowerdew would have chosen a nice organic matrrow, I'm sure, and His Harlowness would have chosen something large and woody. (From the tree world.)