Thursday 21 Jan 10
Being photographed is something that happens to me a lot. There is the formal photo shoot, like the one I am doing for L'Uomo Vogue on Saturday; there is the red carpet style of photo, with hordes of grown men and women screaming your name like your are their child and you're about to fall backwards off a cliff; there is the public snapshot variety where someone wants to take your picture at inopportune moments, like when you're having a bad hair day, or when you are picking up your dog's poop, or when you are wasted in a bar.
Now, with my advancing years, a new way of being photographed has entered my life. Today I had a camera up my bum.
The funniest thing that happened during this procedure (well, to be honest, nothing funny happened actually during it as I was out cold, but in the chit chat beforehand) was that my bum doctor had been amongst the crowds during last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and incredibly I spotted him as I floated by on the M&M's float and blew him a kiss. When the people around him saw that I had done so, they all started asking him how he knew me, which, of course, is quite a difficult question to navigate for a PG crowd!!
So I write this in a slightly sedated state, and therefore I am going to show you my impression of the old man in the movie Up. Here he is... Isn't it uncanny?
Also, Last night I got home late from filming The Good Wife and I was surfing the web and found an interview I'd done for Scottish Television a couple of years ago. At the end it sort of becomes a gretaest hits of my appearances on STV, which is rather embarassing as I have very big hair in the exceprt from Taggart, but there is another clip that I have not seen for about 20 years and I want to share with you. You see, there is a huge crane in the centre of Glasgow called the Finnieston Crane. It was used when the shipyards were the big industry there, and when the yards closed the crane was kept as a sort of industrial monument. In 1988 Victor and Barry (aka Forbes Masson and me) shot a video for our song Glasgow, and it finished with a helicopter shot of the two of us on top of the Finnieston Crane!! Check it out here . The crane bit is at 7:50.