So I go and see my accupuncturist yesterday and he says: "So, how's it going? Any improvement?"
"Well, yes and no," I say.
"How are you sleeping?"
"Not great, really. When I do sleep fairly well, it's really weird. I shut my eyes and maybe only wake up a couple times in the night. It's like you shut your eyes, then wake up and then it's morning and it's light outside. I'm not used to that. Sometimes I think, 'God, is that how other people sleep?' (laughs) I feel sort of...cheated. Like that time's been stolen from me."
He chuckles and slaps me on the shoulder, amiably. "You're too greedy for life, my friend! Any unusual symptoms in the last week or so?"
"Not really. Though I have been listening to an awful lot of 10cc recently..."
We both laugh. "Well, I'm not sure if that's something I can treat you for. Or if you'd even want me too."
"Well, actually," I tell him, sheepishly, "I was hoping you could accelerate it..."
This morning I woke up and found that I was turning into Kevin Godley.
It was a strange Kafka-esque (Kafkean?) metamorphosis. Almost inevitable in some ways, I suppose.
Still, I always assumed that if I was going to start resembling a member of 10cc it would be Lol Creme. I'd always assumed - wrongly, it appears now - that I was closer to a Creme Archetype. Oddly - and no disrespect to the others - I feel the most affinity to Kevin Godley - though not sure why; I don't even know him, so I'd need to think about the reasons in a bit more detail - so, perhaps that explains my sudden partial transformation. If I was allowed to interview one ex-member of 10cc - and one only - it would be Kevin. But any or all of them would be good.
The beard will remain in place now until the end of The 10cc Project.
The falsetto and the strange compulsion to continually drum is another matter altogether.