Been a little while since I’ve posted. Sorry. In the past month, I’ve had one graduation, the holidays, getting the kid ready for a move and a new job, and getting ready for another Cleese trip, not to mention my 103-year old Aunt Betty passing away unexpectedly.
But this would have been Graham Chapman’s 76 birthday, and that’s always worth a thought. Graham was an active member of Python for 20 years, and a considerably less active Python for 28 years now. It took nothing less than death to slow him down, and even then, he’s still been popping up in places like the O2 show, and making an ash of himself in various reunions. In fact, one thing that Graham never was, was inactive, and I’m glad that trend continues.
I’ll start posting more regularly as I travel with Mr. C this month. If you’re in the Northeast or parts of the Midwestern US, keep watching–John Cleese is coming your way. And in keeping with our theme, he’ll doubtless have lots to say about Graham.
When I posted my previous entry, I didn’t have much information about John’s three scheduled appearances next month in Canada. I do now, and in fact, strongly suggest that you get tickets now (that goes for the US events as well)–they’re going fast and in some cases are sold out!
So here’s the deal:
TORONTO – Interview with Ian Brown, writer for the Globe and Mail Saturday, November 8th, 7:30 PM
John Bassett Theatre
255 Front Street, Toronto, ON
VANCOUVER – Interview with Stephen Quinn from CBC Radio’s On the Coast Friday, November 14th at 7:30 PM
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
777 Homer St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2W1
VICTORIA – Interview with Jo-Ann Roberts, from CBC Radio’s All Points West Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 PM
University Centre, Victoria V8W 3P2
I’ve been busy for a little while now helping my old boss research the first volume of his upcoming autobiography. I haven’t written about it yet because, well, frankly, it was still being written. But now, to the best of my knowledge, the manuscript has been turned in, and the countdown to publication has started. Don’t worry, I’ll be giving you a few reminders before it comes out, but in the mean time–what do you think of the cover?