Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quote of the Day (Spinal Tap, on How One Perk of Rock Stardom Passed Them By)

“We tried. There was no interest.”—Nigel Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest) of the “band” Spinal Tap, responding to the question, “How come there has never been a Spinal Tap sex-tape scandal?”, quoted in Michael Hogan, “Fanfair: Tour de Farce,” Vanity Fair, March 2009

“Duder,” in her blog “I’m Not Running Anymore,” wrote that she “almost fell off my chair laughing” when she read the above “interview”, as “Spinal Tap” prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. I had the same reaction.

Fans of This Is Spinal Tap will be delighted to hear that the group is intending to mount an acoustic concert series: “Unwigged, Unplugged, and Undead.” ‘Nuff said, dude!

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