Jonathan Gibson a twenty four year old student from Glasgow has just become the youngest ever Mastermind Champion by scoring a perfect 11 out of 11 in his specialist subject, Flanders and Swan.
It has been suggested that it was quite strange that a 24 year old should enjoy the music of what might be described as slightly politically incorrect music of a previous generation.
No matter I say and as a member of the previous generation who was brought up with songs by this splendid duo on the wireless, such works as, I’m a gnu, The gas man cometh and the hippopotamus song with lines such as, mud mud glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
I say hurrah to young master Gibson and hurrah to the wonderful Flanders and Swan and leave you with a link (click on image) to perhaps one of their lesser known songs but as today the EU have ratified the Brexit agreement by a massive majority suggesting they are more keen than originally admitted to sell us vast quantities of BMW’s, Mercedes and other items it seemed appropriate.
A SONG OF PATRIOTIC PREJUDICE BY FLANDERS AND SWAN.
About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin
I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent.
Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work.
I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise.
I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013.
My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie.
I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes.
I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage.
My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Joe-Wells/e/B06XKWFQHT/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
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