There's a brief mention and - *eeeeeek* - a photo of Junkcrunch in this week's Western Gazette, which - as any ex-pat Yeovillian will tell ya - is the ultimate aspirational accolade for anyone who plays music round here lol.
I'll spare you the horror - and me, the embarrassment - of reproducing the pic. People have been stopping me in the street - in Yeovil, there is only one street! - and asking: "Was that you in the paper yesterday or some weird-looking woman-thing?" I have had to kill at least three people today. One guy started the sentence with: "No disrepect, but..."
The Farmer sent me an email that just said "Beatnik Hippies!" - which kinda sums it up better than I ever could. I look like a fucking member of the original line-up of Gong, which - come to think of it - is a counter-intuitively correct look to rock right now in this stage of my life. However, if I could get a decent pair of enormous cream-coloured Oxford Bags and a pair of wooden-heeled clogs right now, then I'd happily shear off my hair and move into the next phase of my 'career' as a Local Pest.
The last time I appeared in the Guts Ache - as we fondly call it - was here. The, um, synthband I was in, back in the late 80's - Kickstate - also ended up in the WG Ents Section on a couple of occasions...so, really, this now makes me something of an overachiever. There's nothing for it now but to retire disgracefully and/or kill myself. I've achieved my life's ambitions and - like Buzz Aldren - everything else in my life will be a pitiful anti-climax, ending in a spectacular downwards arc into some twilight, gin-fried Hades of my own making.
You have been warned!
I noticed that we also got an honourable mention on the Somerset Express webpage where - despite cutting and pasting a chunk of my own press release - they referred to me as "Ken W" lol.
Ken W: that's my Pseudo-Nipponese Production-Office Nom-dum-plum. Look out for my forthcoming films: "Earless Black-Haired Gore-Witch: Attack!" "Full-Metal Wolf Ramones" and "Calamari Boy O".
I'm spinning off multiple-identities now like a super-heavy element shedding valencies. Ha!