...stands in steel by his cabinet
As the UK election campaign hots up, a new name has entered the political fray. We all know about David Bowie's friendship with Labour leader, Prime Minister Tony Blair, and it's common knowledge that the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, has pretty well stolen Boy George's crown as official number one Bowie fan (of which more later)...and then there is leader of the opposition, Tory boss William Hague, who is...well, who is William Hague.
All of the above clearly think they are capable of holding the keys to 10 Downing Street, but according to a soon to be published interview with rock group Travis over at WorldPop.com, there is a man that would do a better job than any of the above when it comes to leading this great nation. That's right, Fran Healy and Dougie Payne of Travis reckon David Bowie is the man for the job. Here's a bit of what they said regarding the matter:
'David Bowie would be an excellent politician,' enthused Fran. 'At least he's stylish. We're going to start an electoral ballot for David Bowie as PM. Or an electro ballot ... a special one for David Bowie!'
Personally, I doubt the man would ever want the job, but just in case he does fancy a career change, can I book my place as 'Minister for Fun' on his cabinet following the landslide victory that the good people of the UK would no doubt give him. };-)
Thanks to Superstar DJ and Top Twenty recording artist Marc Riley, aka Lard, for pointing me in the direction of this story. Congratulations to both Mark and Lard for the success they are enjoying with their rock group The Shirehorses. Their album, 'Our Kid Eh', has gone straight in at number twenty in the UK album charts, no doubt helped by the limited edition brown eight track cartridge that initial copies were released on...already as rare as rocking horse poo. Anyway, great to see justice finally done in the form of this recognition for the boys, after years of being ripped off by other top-flight acts!