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Curtis Stigers and his Tigers.

Because most of the bands I like don't exist anymore - Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven split up in the 1920s, for example – I don't go to very many gigs, the most recent one being a Supertramp tribute band I saw with shewho in Cricklewood last November. Imagine my excitement, then, when I heard that next month the Ronnie Scott's Big Band are playing "a fabulous outdoor summer concert" featuring the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, in my local park. Basie! Ellington! And it's only 5 minutes away! And I can bring a picnic! With booze! Fantastic! Imagine that excitement halving, though, when I discovered the concert would be hosted by "special guest star" Curtis Stigers, who reached no. 5 in January 1992 with the lamentable soft-rock ballad "I Wonder Why", since which time he has, so one is led to believe, gone on to become an internationally renowned jazz performer.

I was willing to take Curtis's word for this – we Wards deplore cynicism, as you know, and if a former lamentable soft-rock balladeer now claims to be an internationally renowned jazz performer then I like to think I'd be willing to accept this claim at face value unless presented with evidence to the contrary, because that's the sort of person I am – the sort of person who's willing to accept the claims of a former lamentable soft-rock balladeer turned internationally renowned jazz performer unless presented with evidence to the contrary. Nevertheless I wasn't altogether happy about spending £30 a ticket for what could technically be described as a Curtis Stigers concert. But we Wards deplore cynicism, as I believe I may already have mentioned, and ignoring any misgivings I may have had I bought two tickets, the other being for fille_a_paris, who's a fanatical Curtis Stigers fan, although she prefers his early stuff.

Anyway after buying the tickets I realised that with the addition of a single apostrophe, the name Curtis Stigers can be turned into "Curtis's Tigers", and thought that might be a good idea for a cartoon. Then I realised it probably wouldn't be a good idea for a cartoon, but decided to make one anyway, because that's the other sort of person I am – the sort of person who thinks that "Curtis's Tigers" might be a good idea for a cartoon, then realises it probably wouldn't be a good idea for a cartoon, but decides to make one anyway. Well anyway, here it is,


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Jul. 10th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
It's......inspired. It made me *snigger*. Thank you, I think.
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Well I for one am looking forward to wardytron's follow-up cartoon: Lady Mitzi's Niggers.
(no subject) - wardytron - Jul. 10th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - thermaland - Jul. 10th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - wardytron - Jul. 10th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
So this is why I got barely a grunt (or a snarf) out of you all evening.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
I was WORKING. And now you've seen the result you'll have to admit it was worth it. Worth SIX HOURS OF MY LIFE.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
There were less Tigers than I was frankly expecting. I am unsure how to move on from this blow to my expectations. I'm sure i'll manage though.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do realise the tiger element was perhaps understressed a little. I imagine that in the event of a sequel then the likelihood is they'd be given a more prominent role.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
You're bleedin' MAD, you are.

More, please.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Surely that's a photo love story rather than a cartoon?
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
You've rumbled me - yes you're right, I've simply scanned a page from an old issue of "Jacky" and presented it as my own work.
(no subject) - whizzerandchips - Jul. 10th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
busy day in the office?
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't exactly say I was snowed under, no. But you've got to use these quiet moments constructively, haven't you.
(no subject) - shewho - Jul. 10th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - timsinister - Jul. 10th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - shewho - Jul. 10th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mattydesade - Jul. 10th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Why did you do that?
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
Because that's the sort of person I am, the sort of person who does that. You're looking a bit peaky in that picture, Ed, are you feeling unwell?
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
Wilf Lunn!

Is he still alive?

Jul. 10th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
He sure is, and has a Wilf Lunn website called wilflunn.com for all your Wilf Lunn needs, should you have any Wilf Lunn needs.
(no subject) - whizzerandchips - Jul. 10th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Three lamentable soft-rock balladeers for the price of one, there. With a bonus Wilf Lunn. Marvellous!
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Curtis Stigers is ... Welsh?
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
The most gripping moment for me was the startling use of CGI to change Curtis' expression in literally the blink of an eye.

Kudos, sir. Kudos.
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
It's incredible the effects you can get these days if you've got powerful enough software. I use something called "Microsoft Paint", which I believe is what Peter Jackson used for his remake of King Kong. I wonder if Andy Serkis is available for my next project.
Jul. 10th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)

Jul. 11th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
The strange thing is, this wasn't even the only Curtis Stigers-related comedy I saw yesterday - iPlayer Lab Rats for further details.
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
The even stranger thing is, you describing this as comedy without the use of the force.
(no subject) - barrysarll - Jul. 14th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
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