stories, some that are still being formed, some that went over the transom in the last century
The "Brit a Day" series
What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A Brit a Day [#1080]
So, may I elaborate on what bright idea had me googling AR yesterday when my senses were assaulted by the sight of his otherwise gorgeous face looking out from Ronald Reagan's plaster-like head? I think I had googled something like 'alan rickman rock star'. Yes, there's irony in this story.
It was because these four rock stars made a road trip from Lands End to John O'Groats on Thursday in a custom pink Rolls Royce to raise awareness and donations for Breast Cancer Care, a charity in the UK. They are, from left to right, Professor Brian Cox, who was briefly a rock star in the 1980s and apparently took his rock-star proceeds to go back to school and get a Ph.D. in particle physics; James May, who simply is the essence of 'rock star'; Gary Barlow, who actually is a rock star, well, pop star; and Chris Evans, a popular and wealthy radio DJ, television presenter, radio and television producer, yada yada yada. And we all know that DJs are just frustrated rock stars, so there you go. [Don't listen to me, I'm just jealous that he has owned a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder that cost eleventeen million pounds and I have not.]
The pictures of the four of them together reminded me of a photo montage I saw years ago that included 'Robin Hood' era Rickman and some other shaggy actors photoshopped in as various members of The Who. I'm not describing it very well, in fact I may not even be remembering it very well, but in any event, I couldn't find it and if you know what I'm talking about please contact me. I would so love to see that picture again!