PLUS what to do at Christmas,
You may be overfed and overpartied but that’s no reason to miss a kicking line-up of music events around the country, writes Tony Clayton-lea
All I want for Christmas
PUGWASH (THOMAS WALSH) What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? I got the entire box-set of
Seinfeld once, which still gives me pleasure, but I also got the ELO book by Bev Bevan back in 1981 off me Dad, who’d had a really bad Christmas that year, but he still got me what I wanted. It’s those memories that make you realise how lucky we are to have great parents first and foremost. The material element should always be secondary. What’s the present you’re most looking forward to receiving on Christmas Day? A letter from the “Real” Santa Claus – Roy Wood – to go with my letter from God, Jeff Lynne. They’d make a lovely matching pair at the end of my bed. If that doesn’t happen, well, then a white chocolate Santy (can I say “Santy”?). I’m easily pleased.
If you could choose your Xmas dinner guests who would they be and
why? My dad, Larry David, Jon Stewart, Conan O’brien, David Letterman, Bill Bailey, Matt Berry, my band and 50 homeless people. The level of inventive, idiotic, surreal and downright filthy conversation around that table would make for a great DVD. I’d buy it. Along with, of course, The
Olympus Sound by Pugwash – out now. A great square-shaped stocking filler if ever there was one.