Thursday, October 09, 2008

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet

Hannah Pool's Question Time in the Guardian can be a bit hit-or-miss, but we have to applaud today's edition with Tim Westwood, which is like a pure, distilled essence of Westwood, and manages to pull off the difficult trick of a Westwood piece, of capturing a man who doesn't really mind being a figure of fun to the wider nation because of the love he gets from an audience he's passionate about:

I'm in the entertainment game. If you come to a Westwood party, you want some energy, you want some excitement, you want me to tear it down. Now, I couldn't invite you to a Westwood party and just be sitting here chillin', kicking it back with some serious issues. You're not coming out for that. You're coming out for entertainment, you want to get your drink on, get your party on, meet girls, meet guys, whatever. But if I was screaming into your mic now, that's not going to work because we're talking about some real things here, this is talking seriously now - it's time to put your serious face on, not your game face - but it's still me.


1 comment:

robin carmody said...

I've just said on another forum that people on there who slag him off for reasons of racial and cultural "authenticity" and supposed "theft" ought to also slag off Tony Blackburn and Humphrey Lyttelton. They were both Westwood figures in their youth ...

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