THIS postcard from Jimeoin has been written on the night that Australia’s World Cup is probably over – they play Serbia at 4.30am Australian time, a very early time to get out of bed to see your country lose when it’s three degrees.
France’s World Cup is over as of last night, and good riddance to them. If they had a video referee they wouldn’t have been there in the first place.
England are playing at midnight tonight. If they lose they’re out, no pressure then. This is by now old news to you by the time you read this but for me, right now, sitting up trying to stay awake to watch Australia play, I just hope it’s not like Germany beating us 4 nil (that too was at 4.30am – not a good start to the day let me tell you).
It’s great to see so many Aussies getting behind New Zealand because they are doing so well, I thought Australians hated New Zealanders; until they started to do well in South Africa, then all of a sudden they’re our neighbours. In London of course Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans get on great. A friend of mine is over at the World Cup.
He’s bringing me back one of those horns. I can’t wait. I’m gonna be so popular. The first thing I thought when I heard it was they sound like killer bees or hornets and if people blowing them got attacked by killer bees or hornets they’d only have themselves to blame ‘cos they wouldn’t hear them coming.
Someone has figured out how to jam that frequency – so now the people listening on the radio or on TV at home get a better sound than being in the stadiums which is great for those people who couldn’t’ get time off work or afford the ridiculous airfares.
There is of course a cheaper, simpler jamming device and that’s where you just jam the Vuvuzela up their arse, Job done.
It’s great to see Jessica Watson sail round the world at 16 years of age. Young girls are achieving so much now… I met a young girl in a chat room who’s an undercover detective.
I hope you’re making most of the UK summer (now you’re actually getting one) and are enjoying the fact that London doesn’t have a great history of putting air-conditioning in buildings. Which is all the more reason for me to be performing in a tent by the River Thames next to the London Eye and surrounded by great places to have a cold beer. Fantastic!
By the way, it’s not a tent, it’s a marquee. In fact it’s an upside-down purple cow and if it gets really windy they have to let the udders down (hilarious, but no joke). I did my first ever gig in a two-man tent which went really well. It was 3/4 full.
Jimeoin is playing six shows only at the E4 Underbelly on Southbank, 9 -11 and 16 – 18 July. Tickets from www.underbelly.co.uk.
More postcards from home with Jimeoin:
Jimeoin on why an Aussie’s London Calling is due to playing too much Monopoly
Jimeoin in a pub fight of his life
Jimeoin on the price of a crab fish in beer