You can now buy tickets in advance for my one man show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year right here It will run from August 4th to 28th. That’s about 25 shows in a row. Gulp. The show lasts for 52 minutes and may include some Pointy Bird songs. Plus a cut out of famous celebrity. I have no idea how it is going to go but it is is exciting / terrifying jumping into
Blimey that was fun. Thanks Tony Gleed for having me at your wonderful Rock n Roll book club which doubled up as a belated book launch for Anoint My Head, 18 months after publishing. You are a lovely, warm host and have fanned the flames of my rock ‘n’ roll delusions to dangerously hot levels. And thanks if you came along/laughed/heckled/sung along. It’s totally gone to my head and I can feel my inner Horace
I had the pleasure of being a guest on Robert Elm’s fab Radio London show this week. I got to talk about the Pointy Birds, Ricky Gervais, Britpop and misfiling vinyl at Selectadisc. Plus, of course, my book Anoint My Head and forthcoming live shows. If you would like to hear the full interview, you can listen on demand right here. I’m on after Blur about 30 mins in. Wooo Hoo!
STOP PRESS! This date has been rescheduled to Thur 21 April. Tickets still valid for that date. Here’s the blurb… I am guest author at the Xmas Rock n Roll Book Club at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Thursday 21st April. Previous months have featured books on The Pogues, Squeeze and Amy Winehouse and now it is the turn of The Pointy Birds. Not before time! The evening is hosted by the lovely Tony
Hey there In an attempt to temporarily distract you from world events, here are some things that I will be doing in the coming months in an attempt to distract myself from world events. I hope you can join me at one/some/all of them… Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 4th-29th August First up is the exciting/terrifying news that I’m bringing my book Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie
You can now buy my books and stories direct from me via pay hip. The store front includes signed paperbacks, ebooks and audiobooks. Some things are a fixed price, somethings are free and some things you pay what you want. To give you an idea of some of the delights in store…. So if you want to cut Jeff Bezos out of the equation then have a ganger and fill your basket right here.
I hope 2022 is treating you well so far. For me, it’s been a strange start to the year as I found myself centre spread in the Camden New Journal, having got papped swimming at the ponds on Xmas day. The resulting photo appeared on page 3 with yours-truly semi-naked covering my nips (in an attempt to channel my inner Gregory’s Girl). Suffice to say; there has been a fair bit of ‘tittering’ at my
Time for my monthly intrusion into your inbox. First up, the exciting news that I am the guest author at the Xmas Rock n Roll Book Club at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Thursday 16th December. Previous months have featured books on The Pogues, Squeeze and Amy Winehouse, and now it is the turn of The Pointy Birds. Not before time! The evening is hosted by the lovely Tony Gleed, and I will chat to
The hardback edition of Anoint My Head – How I Failed To Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar is now available for purchase and rather lovely it is too. Plus, it will fit snugly into a Xmas stocking or make the birthday perfect gift so maybe buy one for all your friends and family. Here she is on the catwalk: BUY HERE
The good people at Louder Than War Magazine have just reviewed Anoint My Head and they clearly know what they are talking about. ‘Anoint My Head is a great read which rips along at pace and would make an excellent dramatisation or comedy series.’ Couldn’t agree more. Please tell Netflix. Thanks Iain Key, Melanie Smith and John Robb You can read the full review here: Anoint My Head by Andy Macleod – book review
First off, I met a very nice man in the shower at my local lido. It is not uncommon to strike up a conversation with a fellow swimmer. I told him fairly early on in our chat that I had written a book called Anoint My Head, and his eyebrows lifted at the news. I could tell he was the kind of guy who liked his rock ‘n’ roll so I gave him some more
Click here to read a brand new short story wot I have written called A Night In Dieppe, although I may rename it Molly Ringwald and the Onions, or maybe just Molly and the Onions. But you will have to read it to find out why. The story is all true, apart from the bits I made up and takes about 17 minutes to read, so it goes perfectly with a cup of tea
I can die happy. “If This Is Spinal Tap is the quintessential rock mockumentary, Anoint My Head is the closest you’ll get to that in book form.” Read full review here… Andy Macleod – Anoint My Head: How I Failed To Make It As A Britpop Indie Rock Star (Pointy Books)
Welcome to the June edition of Anointy news, which you are getting in July, but who’s counting. I got a bit distracted last month with Euro 2020 and then needed to recover from a birthday trip to a Russian spa. Not sure if I would file the experience under pleasure or pain, but it began with a large hair-less man thrashing me with eucalyptus branches in a piping hot sauna until I thought I was