Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ever wished you'd just stayed in bed?

Poor Jim Reid. All those years spent in a Scottish council house perfecting your Lower East Side Manhattan cool in front of your bedroom mirror have come to naught. Not only does the dickhead Letterman introduce you as an 'English band', he also lands you with the bass player from hell.

It's ok for William Reid, he can just gaze at his shoes and get on with his twiddly business. There's no escape for Jim, his studied 'I wear sunglasses indoors' cool is well and truly punctured by a pony tailed dork in a red jacket jumping up and down like Tigger on amphetamines.

If you watch carefully you can clearly see him making a 'you're a wanker' gesture at Tigger.

It's only rock 'n' roll boys and girls.


MJ said...

He was flippin' the bird, all right.

How are we supposed to tell the Scots from the English if the Scots don't wear their kilts?

KAZ said...

Oh My God.
Did they find him at Butlin's?

Still - genuine cool will always triumph.

Tim Footman said...

I liked his baggy white trousers. Like a KKK clown.

Peevish McSnark said...

Naked artichokes? WTF are you on about?

Betty said...

That bloke is a session musician who played on one Paul Young song, by the look of things. It's his one minute in the spotlight. David Letterman just felt sorry for him and planted him in the band against everybody's wishes.

Jim Reid has copped all his moves from Ian McCulloch, who nicked all his moves from the Velvet Underground. All of them spent too long working out how to be a pop star in front of the mirror, didn't they?

garfer said...


the Scots are paler, and generally look unhealthier due to their excessive consumption of pies and Irn Bru.


I don't think Jim looked particularly cool, the freshly blow dried barnet detracted from his overall scuzziness.


Baggy white trousers and trainers. Not a cool look.


I shall be amending my comments tag at regular intervals to keep people on their toes.


The JAMC copped virtually everything off the VU.

Peevish McSnark said...

Holy Oleaginous Orifices.

I think that one there's a keeper.

FirstNations said...

are you talking about what happens from 1:04 to 1:06?

anyway, you need to get ahold of me at

so I can send you the spam.

Arabella said...

Wow. Letterman with hair.

garfer said...

Yes, that was the late paleolithic period of ye olde rock 'n' toll.