So long, Spike
The last of the Goon’s, Hove’s own Spike Milligan, has passed away.
He really was an incredibly funny man. His books, his TV and radio shows, even his appearances on chat shows have all had me splitting my sides with laughter (and his ad-libbing cameo in "The Life Of Brian" is the funniest part of the whole film).
If you haven’t read it yet, you really should get your hands on a copy of "Puckoon" - it’s absolutely hilarious.
Y’know, when my time comes, I’d also like to be remembered for composing a number one hit in five minutes on the tube that goes:
"I’m walking backwards for Christmas, across the Irish Sea…"