Thursday, March 06, 2008

Random


I have been tagged by (the highly readable, and ever so slightly addictive) Having My Cake to write down seven strange facts about myself...


The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
5. Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

Okay... not sure any of these are weird, but hopefully they are random.

1) For years I couldn't spell vacuum. I just refused to believe that a word could have two "u"s next to each other.

2) When the book Communion came out I became very scared of aliens invading my house. I couldn't even look at the cover it spooked me out so much, although ever the gluten for punishment I bought the sequel too.

3) I have a (these days mild) phobia about using the phone.

4) I once came second in a fancy dress competition with my brother (in 1977 at a Queen's Silver Jubilee party) dressed as St. George and the dragon.

5) One of my songs has been played on BBC Radio 1 (by DJ Steve Wright). My first band was called Air, we still get confused with the French band of the same name - although since we formed in 1986 we kinda beat them to it.

6) My surname means naive and innocent. In the book of Star Wars, Luke Skywalker is described as a callow youth.

7) I have been onstage with the Pet Shop Boys (in a white forensic suit wheeling a huge wooden cut-out of Neil Tennant's head during a very literal stage show for the song You Were Always On My Mind).

Which leads me nicely on to the fact that I'm recording a new podcast this afternoon... this time featuring the three tunes from Lullabies From The Wheels Of The Bus. Stay tuned - should be on-line by about 5pm.

Oh yeah, and I tag, Peach, Vi, Nobby & Me and Clarrisa - although it's a kinda soft tag, as I don't actually mind if you want to be tagged or not - your choice.

Daren
xx

P.S. My song Vulnerable is play listed on two US radio stations: Radio KWSS 106.7 FM in Arizona, USA and Paridize Radio - do swing by their sites and put in a song request... thanks!!

P.P.S. I hope the photograph is suitably random for you. Hee hee.

6 comments:

Vi said...

Okay, the most random thing about that is the photo!!!! What the hell is on top of the icecream? LOL!!!!!!

I've done this tag before, but I may do it again next week, but with some sort of a twist.

Dazza said...

Vi: No idea what it is, but I seem to recall it tasted pretty good.

Dxx

Clarissa said...

Well, I want to know if you were St. George or the dragon!

Thanks for the soft tag. I did this one a little while ago; and struggled to find the weird things about myself. I am so normal, obviously! (The actual truth is: I didn't take the time at the time to self-examine. )

x, c

Nobby&Me said...

Hi there, we've been away in Belgium so I am a bit behind with my computing. Thanks for the tag, I still haven't done the last one!! Eek, at least that gives me plenty to do this week. Pickle is fighting me for the computer so I think it will have to wait until school restarts tomorrow. You know, I used to live for the holidays when I was a student, now I can't wait for them to finish! (kidding, it is nice really, but there's only so much excitement I can muster on the 5th trip to the same play park in as many days... aaaargh!)

Dazza said...

Clarissa: I was St. George, with a silver helmet and a hand carved wooden sword. My brother was the dragon, with a green egg carton covered head... he didn't like having to crawl around after me much. I think I still have the rosette somewhere.

Nobby&Me: Holidays in Belgium huh? You are truly continental now. I look forward to seeing your lists.

Dxx

having my cake said...

WTF is that picture?

For the Silver Jubilee I won a packet of Silver Jubilee playing cards by winning the wheelbarrow race at the street party with my mate :)