Friday, 30 September 2016
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
"Mrs Peel we're needed...." An interestin' Sunday service indeed this weekend as Agent Rob wiz summoned by Auntie Beeb to take part in Good Morning Scotland - other comic personalities were (un)available! - and their timely discussion on all things Comic Con shaped, given the MCM Expo had taken over the nearby SECC fer 2 days of costumed japes and cape-like capers. Further up the corking billing was none other than Sylvester McCoy - Rob being careful not to mention that his stint as Doctor Who was last discussed in a positive light in Standard Grade French many moons ago - and none another than Bryan Cooney, the el supremo heid honcho at MCM (which we assume does not stand for Man-Crush Monday?) itself....
Of course, it was all too soon all over quick as a flash - but thankfully the wonders of modern technology mean you can still hear the words of wisdom (as well as Agent Rob make a strong start with his first response only to then repeat it in a far less comprehensible fashion on his second attempt) here. The Comic Con segment begins at 01:32:28. As Iain 'And Then Emily Was Gone' Laurie said on Twitter it was 'unmissable'.... though that was perhaps a typo for 'unlistenable'? Be quick - this link will self-destruct in 2419200 seconds!
As one'd expect following the programme it was time for a lengthy procession of fan photos and autographs, but Sylvester and Bryan gamely hung aboot until that had concluded fer a quick word with our cartoonist superstar, ho ho ho! Alas, they then had to dash for the bus just as our Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. was whisked away in an awaiting limo, his 15 minutes of fame duly up. Then again, given how nebulous some of the guests appearing at the likes of MCM are, don't be surprised if Agent Rob appears next year billed as '7th Doctor assistant in short radio drama' (autographs will be available providing you purchase a set of 4 Braw Books coasters, a steal at just £25)....
David Bowie - Fame
Monday, 26 September 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Monday, 19 September 2016
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Agent Johnny in the area! Tokyo Joe in the area! Quite a special 'Freya'sday' last week as this Lanark Grammar duo descended on Glasgog to meet up with Agent Rob. The purpose of the visit was strictly pleasure of course! After a leisurely sit down and a cuppa 'earl-eye' in the morning at Hope Street Studios - still no sign of the corrected manuscript for The Deep Fix, nor any further information as regards the other "lost" stories/masterspy novels - it was soon time to pack up our troubles and head along to The Mono Pub (as Our Man in Pester Wails refers to it) fer a 'view to a swill'. There much contented chuntering, including talk of Japanese hurricanes and radioactivity, ensued....
Sounds: Two From The Vault (Disc 1) by Grateful Dead & Ummagumma (Disc 1) by Pink Floyd....
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene