Who Are You?

2012 Olympic Fail
Olympic organisers request dead Who drummer for closing ceremony.
In a fine example of life imitating art, the London 2012 Olympic committee, no doubt paying tribute to the excellent BBC 2 comedy Twenty Twelve, approached The Who’s management to request Keith Moon take part in closing ceremony, ‘Symphony of Rock’, a celebration of British pop culture.

So it’s all good then.
The band’s manager Bill Curbishley told the Sunday Times he had been approached to see if Moon ‘would be available’ to play. “I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old'”, said Curbishley. “If they have a around table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

Moon the Loon, as he was affectionately referred to, passed away as a result of an accidental overdose in 1978. As any fool knows!

Not to be discouraged the Olympic committee are said to be near securing a certain ‘Queen of Hearts’ as torch bearer.

Links
London 2012 organisers ‘wanted dead star Keith Moon to perform at Games’
BBC Comedy Twenty Twelve
Tapes Found: Unreleased Keith Moon Comedy Album
The Who
Keith Moon

Advertisements

About domestic empire

Writer, philosopher, humourist, musician, photographer, supporter of human rights, animal welfare, owner/operator of a small industrial beard and a whisker shy of talented.
This entry was posted in Humour, Music, News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Who Are You?

  1. Great Olympic pic. Looking forward to the summer – there are going to be so many comedy moments like this. The FordingtonField (WordPress)

    • Yes I think you could be right there. I doubt we’ll run short of good material :D

      Here’s a reminder of the controversy they’ve already caused, not to mention money wasted, with the official £400,000 Olympic logo, deemed both racist and purile.

      And the Olympic mascots, which I think look ok, in a CBeebies kind of way: London unveils creepy-looking mascots for 2012 Olympics.

      Then, of course, there’s the ongoing environmental issues: ‘Greenest ever’ Olympics claims dismissed as corporate spin

      “So that’s all good then.”

      • That for me was the trouble watching Twenty-Twelve – far too close to what was going on and it just became toe curling. Fordington is in Dorset and Weymouth is only 4 miles down the road. Can’t wait for them to erect the fence that will prevent those who have not paid £25 from seeing the sea! I’ll be there with my camera. Keep going – I sense Gideon Osborne will drop another one soon.

Leave Your Comment...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s