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Title: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: anotherdt on January 31, 2010, 03:05:23 PM
from Neil Gaiman's blog... see the last paragraph.

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/

From Dec 1977. A punk band, sort of. We grew up to be, left to right, an eminent artist, me, one of the secret masters of British Comedy, (standing) a Meteorite Man, and, (bottom right) um, I have no idea, and not just because he left the band or vice versa shortly after. (His name is, or was, Simon Wilson, the last time I saw him it was 25 years ago and he had just stopped working in the securities division of a bank. A few years ago, after a signing in Texas, an old schoolfriend told me that he had heard that Simon was dead, although that might have been someone else. I hope he's not dead.)

So far I've been extremely disappointed by Meteorite Men: I keep waiting for them to find a Peculiar Glowing Meteorite that will turn Geoffrey into an enormous lumpy Kirbyish monster and then the other Meteorite Man will have to battle him until the effects wear off. It still hasn't happened. On the other hand, it's got lots of cool meteorite hunting in it, and it's really fun TV.

Also, there's still most of the season to go for them to find a proper glowing meteorite that will transform Geoffrey into Nott-Kin: The Thing That Shambles like a Man. So I will keep watching.

As a tiny side-note from the past: Geoff and I went to the Adverts gig advertised at the bottom of the poster, and I've been a fan of T.V. Smith's ever since (and am currently reading his travel diaries, How To Feel Human).
Title: Re: Great authors love great music
Post by: Klaus on January 31, 2010, 04:46:21 PM
Nice! :)
Title: Re: Great authors love great music
Post by: Tj on February 13, 2010, 01:30:37 PM
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As a tiny side-note from the past: Geoff and I went to the Adverts gig advertised at the bottom of the poster, and I've been a fan of T.V. Smith's ever since (and am currently reading his travel diaries, How To Feel Human).

Neil Gaiman

Nice indeed!

He's only one of the greatest writers on the planet.

Sandman loves TV.  :o :o :o

I wonder if fellow graphic novel fan Chris has read this!

Thanks for posting Dave. :D   
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on February 14, 2010, 04:30:23 PM
This is the news that I found the most fantastic returning to the site.

Could Neil Gaiman be the key to helping Jamie and Andy release the Uncharted Wrecks of Wonder documentary? He must have loads of useful contacts.

For those that don't know Neil is about as big as you can get in the comics and graphic novel world. He's also an award winning author.

You might know him best as the writer of the big hit film Stardust...   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md7qa2HxoU8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md7qa2HxoU8)

I love his work. :D

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As a tiny side-note from the past: Geoff and I went to the Adverts gig advertised at the bottom of the poster, and I've been a fan of T.V. Smith's ever since (and am currently reading his travel diaries, How To Feel Human).

Neil Gaiman
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on February 14, 2010, 04:41:33 PM
Most graphic novel fans agree that the best ever books are The Watchmen and Sandman...

(http://www.comicbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/sandman2.jpg)

The Master of Dreams

"And I know that dreams come true.         ...Later, later."
 
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on February 16, 2010, 01:44:52 PM
Did you let Chris know about thsi exciting news Alan?
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on February 21, 2010, 06:42:11 PM
I wonder if Neil will write TV into one of his stories like I've done in my novel?
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on February 23, 2010, 01:21:17 PM
Have you ever had one of those posts where you think something really exciting has happened but no-one else seems to want to join in, so you talk to yourself about it?
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Nick on February 23, 2010, 03:19:11 PM
If Neil can help get the Uncharted Wrecks of Wonder film that would be great. I keep watching the trailer over & over again. That film needs to be out there!

Is Sandman the same character that used to feature in the DC comics way back? I used to read them when I was a kid. Not read many graphic novels lately though.
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on February 23, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
Your totally right. The TV documemntray should be out there!

Let's hope Neil can help.

It's not the same Sandman, Nick. This Sandman is MASSIVE!

http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/product-reviews/1401210821/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 (http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/product-reviews/1401210821/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1)  
Title: Re: Great authors love great music ("Fan of TV ever since The Adverts" Neil Gaiman)
Post by: Tj on July 02, 2012, 11:03:07 PM
First step the documentary.

Fantastic work by Jamie, TV & friends and the BBC.

...Next step the DVD.

I wonder if Neil can help. Well Neil and his contacts and his 1.7 million TVitter followers.

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As a tiny side-note from the past: Geoff and I went to the Adverts gig advertised at the bottom of the poster, and I've been a fan of T.V. Smith's ever since (and am currently reading his travel diaries, How To Feel Human).
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since" The Adverts - Neil Gaiman
Post by: Tj on July 11, 2013, 10:32:13 PM
So cool to hear Tom Robinson talking for so long with Neil Gaiman about their love of all things TV Smith on the Tom Robinson radio Smith show.  :D
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: Uli on July 12, 2013, 08:23:49 AM
When, where? BBC Iplayer available or anything?  ???
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: TV on July 12, 2013, 09:54:56 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036ktyn
Sorry, didn't get around to putting this up earlier - just two days left to listen.
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: Rockula on July 12, 2013, 03:15:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036ktyn
Sorry, didn't get around to putting this up earlier - just two days left to listen.

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: Tj on July 17, 2013, 06:32:09 PM
Sorry about that TUTS. I thought this might have already been on the site. Exciting subject Tom + TV + Neil.  8)
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: Uli on December 12, 2013, 01:45:09 PM
Tj & DT will like this, I'm sure!  :)
http://www.discussionsmagazine.com/2013/11/an-exclusive-interview-with-neil-gaiman.html

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I think T.V. Smith is probably the single most underrated songwriter of the last 50 years in terms of people who, lyrically, musically, deployed great songs consistently, always saying real things, always being true to themselves… I’m not sure there is anybody out there quite as overlooked and these days it’s sort of criminal for me that he’s considered the guy who wrote “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes,” which of course he is, and that’s a great song, but he’s written 150 great songs since then. 
8)
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: Tj on January 11, 2014, 06:03:53 PM
Thanks for this Uli. Great to read the whole interview as TV waxes on about how great TV is and how he loves Cast of Thousands.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Great authors love great music "Fan of TV ever since The Adverts"- Neil Gaiman
Post by: Uli on January 12, 2014, 03:21:32 PM
You're welcome. Don't know how I'd found this (probably via a link on FB), but I knew immediately I'd put the link in here.  :)