The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Monday, 18 June 1990

Tooting the Horn


‘Pretty Pink Rose’ – Adrian Belew

I was thinking about that conversation I had with Peter Conti about my ego the other day.

It occurred to me that the cherry on the icing of all that was, of course, my decision to pull out of FRANKENSTEIN.  That probably WAS an ego moment.  But in the wise words of Jez DeCarlo: ‘If the toilet lifts its lid – shit in it.’  I can’t bear to be held back by wasters.  So maybe the ego thing came full circle.  As I’m sure I’ve already said, when I started College I was the waster, the dosser; and by the time I left, I was the worker, the achiever (who despised the dossers who were out in town, shoplifting all day instead of rehearsing).  If achievement and results are the reward for a ‘big ego’ then I hope my ego will be large and fat for a long time to come.

In the words of a greater man than me: ‘He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted’.

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