Hey -- remember that Procol Harum biography I raved about a few weeks ago?
Well, somehow, in the first read, I missed the fact that I am, in fact, quoted in it, by name. (From a review of Procol's Exotic Birds and Fruits album, which I hadn't listened to in a long while, and which holds up, to my delight, quite splendidly).
On page 150, for those of you playing the home game.
For some reason, however, my moniker does not appear in the index.
This is an injustice that should not stand, and I plan to send a sternly worded message to its author, my Facebook chum Henry Scott-Irvine.
I mean, really. Honkies, please.
In any case, coincidentally, I just discovered this amazing Procol clip on YouTube.
"Power Failure," live on German TV in 1976. With an astounding drum solo by the late great B.J. Wilson.
Wilson was the only rock drummer who ever did a solo in concert that didn't reduce me to scowling fidgets; this one goes on a little longer than usual for the guy, but it's still more or less, as Brooker says in his intro, inimitable. The octopus in the bathtub, indeed.