When I get interested in something, I tend to obsess. At present, my obsession is anything The Mighty Boosh related. Other things may slip in once in a while, but mainly you will find this site to be fairly single minded, focusing on one subject! I have a tendency to include Boosh stuff into everything I do these days, so instead of including them in my other Blogs, I thought I would deposit them here. This way, I can have my favorite videos, pictures, gifs, etc. all in one place!
Who doesn't love Patrick Stewart? And why am I mentioning Blunt Talk, anyway? Why, because of Dolly Wells, of course! So, this is a new series that is coming out this on Starz, which I don't have. But I thought I would mention it, for those who do!
So, Noel did his part during the Teenage Cancer Trust show again last night, as seems customary.It's not an organization we have here in the US, but it does seem rather worthwhile and it's nice that he supports it every year. I know that Frankie Boyle performed, also. I don't know who else was there, but I'm sure it was a fantastic show!
Joe Lynn, a young friend of Noel's who has been photographing him for some time now, first working on a documentary for Luxury Comedy Painted Hawaii, and lately for An Evening With Noel Fielding, is having an exhibition of his work at Gallery Maison Bertaux, (the same venue that Noel has used in the past for his own artwork), entitled "All Work, No Play". In the London area? I suggest you stop by! By the by, this photo is Dave Brown photographing Noel for the "Evening" posters and flyers.
I think the animations are one of the (many) reasons that The Mighty Boosh is so brilliant on-screen. We get a glimpse into Vince's mind, or get a back story on a crack fox or learn about peacocks. All in Noel's art style. They become pieces of art, themselves.
It's no secret, I admire Noel's artistry. A lot. So I get just excited about his shows that I'm never going to see as much as if I was going to actually get to see them. I just hunt for any images I can find that relate to them. So it's nice that Tania Wade posts pictures like this on her Hooligan Art Dealer Facebook page. It's greatly appreciated by me!
So, Noel had his "private view" art show yesterday at the Royal Albert Hall, even though the display has been open for the public for the last two weekends. Anyway, the terrific thing is his Bas Kosters dress. Of course they would create one for him with his own face on it. Makes sense to me. Wonder if they are selling it as part of their line....?
How can we not love Journey To The Center Of The Punk? It has everything; Punk scrapbooks, stationary village, Howard self-hurting, Vince torn between his friend and his desires, music, flying cans, flying spanners, flying safety pins, bondage pants, shrink-rays, Howard in a diving suit, pancake crimping, Jazz, secretaries, brain cells, a harrowing rescue, and of course The Rev! Yeah, it has to be a favorite, doesn't it.
Another thing I found while looking around-- a radio broadcast with Jo Whiley, driving around in a cab. A bit of Boosh history, actually. Take a moment, and be sure to watch the video 'coz things pop up that you don't want to miss!
This is one of the oddest things, but it's like passing a wreck on the Interstate-- I can't look away! The Russell voice is dead on, the Noel voice is, well, not so much. But I definitely salute the creativity! This is the second part, the first time is longer and (might I add) a bit strange. Car wreck, yeah.
For Comic Relief 2007, Noel and Julian re-worked material from various points in their career into an 8-minute show.
They introduce themselves, as Vince and Howard, with Don't touch me. Vince enthuses about the gorilla they have backstage who thinks he's tennis player, Pat Cash. Howard explains that he's cancelled that, and they they instead will be performing a piece of dark, serious theatre from within his heart. Vince argues that it sounds like it's actually from Howard's theatre director friend, Tommy.
Whilst they're arguing, Vince freezes Howard and tells the audience about Tommy. Vince then goes to dress up as Tommy to mock him and discourage Howard. Howard discusses Tommy and his dreams, but is interrupted by Vince dressed as Tommy. Howard says that Vince's costume looks nothing like Tommy and forces Vince to admit he's never even seen Tommy. Howard then pulls out a painting of Tommy, looking exactly like Vince's costume. They then segue into Pies, after which Bollo comes out and volleys strawberries into the crowd as promised earlier.
So Noel's show opened today at the Royal Albert Hall with 30+ new pieces. I'm hoping that a some of the pieces get posted where those of us who don't live in the area can see them. Better yet, I wish Noel would put out another book of his art. If wishes were dollars...
Early Noel doing stand-up. Telling a story, as we all know he is so good at doing! It's amateur footage, I image, but such a treat. This is the first part so be sure to watch the second part. This is why we love Noel, isn't it?!