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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Keith on Keith

Just watched the Keith Allen program about Keith Floyd on the Channel 4 website. I say watched - actually had to abandon it about 1/2 way through because it was so dire. Nice countryside around Avignon though, kudos to Floyd for going to ground (as it were) in a lovely part of the world.

8 comments:

Colin said...

But did the doc have anything to do with Keith dying mere hours after it was broadcast? Did he see it or hear about it and get upset? Or was it coincidence?

John said...

I don't think he got to see it -which was probably fortunate. Just a coincidence.

Tom said...

If it hadn't been Keith Allen, I would probably tried to have catch this - can't stand Allen's aggressive egotism.

Colin said...

Glad I missed it. I hate Keith Allen

John said...

He actually had one or two redeeming moments in the 1/2 episode I watched. Hell of a lot of redeeming to do of course.

Tom said...

Incidentally, while at the Latitude Festival this year, Keith Allen called me "a fucking twat". But that's not actually why I hate him.

John said...

Wow - just googled the "Latitude fesitval" and discovered it's in Southwold, home of the Adnams Brewery and their most wonderful and renowned "Broadside" beer. Somewhere I've always wanted to go (tho preferably sans Keith Allen).

What did you say to Monsieur Allen to irk him so?

Tom said...

Oh it was quite a minor thing. Keith Allen was having an impromptu jam round a piano with some Colombian jazz musicians, and didn't take kindly to me requesting "Hey Jude" and "Vindaloo". He got even crosser when I asked for "Kumbaya" and the musicians duly obliged. Latitude was good fun - very family friendly and in a beautiful setting.