Carnival Time – and my birthday

The slow approach of carnival season.

February lurks round the corner, carnival time!

I won’t be going to Venice or Rio but I can have a jolly good party of my own.

It’s also my birthday time and a bit of theatrical glitz after what was a truly grim Christmas is what I need.

So on Thursday 24th February the Rude Mechanicals will be holding a night of carnivalesque splendour, costumes and masks ahoy, at Candid Arts in Islington, very close to Angel tube. A prize for the best costume.

It will be a night of music, dance, animations and short films. The amazing Bird Radio will be playing, as will The Star Nose Moles. The miraculous Jo Wonder will be telling stories. There will be numbers performed by Miss Robert and Dr. Cos in duo mode, as well as the whole band in full splendour. DJ New Wave Steve will be bringing his mighty ghetto blasters.

Not long now…

It you cannot attend the gig in person, say you live miles and miles away, the air flights are all booked and your wings are just not quite strong enough yet to make it over the ocean, I still want you to send me pictures of your own carnivalesque celebrations this February, OK?

By the way, Miss R loves to receive valentines cards, online or by post. Just thought I’d mention it.

Beneath the bedclothes – a naughty film premiere by Miss Roberts and the launch of the Rude Mechanicals’ Society!

Time plods on slowly turning into another year. What awaits us ? What have we planned? What will sneak in unseen from the shadows? What will ignite our souls and make our hearts race?

On that note I’d like to announce the premiere of my New Years film Ice Man, all about how I made a man out of ice and caressed him under the bed sheets. The song, which we recorded last year, is very loosely based on an Icelandic myth and will be coming out on vinyl sometime in the new year. The world premiere of the video will be this Monday at 6pm.

With that the Rude Mechanicals society will be officially launched!

Join it here https://rudemechanicals.bandcamp.com/rude-society

For £3 you can get a regular monthly comic; discounts on gigs, products and merchandise; advance notice of new videos and songs; digital prints and stories from MissRoberts; exclusive mixes of unreleased material; early bird prerelease digital copies of new singles and albums.

For £6 you get all of the above plus real physical stuff in the post!

May the gods smile on us this year and may we appreciate what a truly wondrous planet we have been given to share. This year I’m going to make more animations, tell more stories, sing more songs and dance more dances.