Just two weeks left on this project. At once hurrah, and at the same time, lawks! The end of a book project is just the same as the end of any other project but with the added bonus that Steve Martin doesn’t come out and make glib remarks at your expense every five minutes. And if you’re wondering where that came from, I saw Adaptation and the Oscars last night, which were on the whole - mediocre. There was no joy in it at all. Surprise certainly for Adrien Brody and the obligatory tears - this year from Nicole Kidman - but fun, no. Oh well. At least I had a week’s worth of that at the Strapping Young Lad gig last Wednesday.

I remain, according to my friends, the least likely looking metal fan they know. I am good at something it appears.