Category Archives: Crib Notes

NRM – 46664

It’s Corporate Social Review time again.  Crib Notes is my page, the place where I think out loud and don’t have to worry too much about being on message. Today, there is only one possible subject for Crib Notes. NRM 46664  … … Continue reading

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Like a Boss …

… Hugo Boss … (Just don’t mention the war!) So, here’s it is, the tricky second album … And indeed it was. I didn’t knock it out of the park. I think I got bat on ball and I think … Continue reading

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In a black room, with black curtains …

… Well folks, here it is, the open mic … AKA A Formerly Fatman swearing in a crowded room. As Bill Hicks said, funny material and laughter will be added later. With grateful thanks to Dom & Sharon Black and … Continue reading

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Overlord

I’m in the middle of writing and editing the latest issue of Corporate Social Review and that always gives me at least some excuse to indulge. And Crib Notes is my page, the place where I think out loud and … Continue reading

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Something old, something new …

Another golden oldie that could, with a few changed references, be written tomorrow. And not just about South Africa. I could not have even imagined, back then, how the shows I was referencing as ‘fresh’ back then would go on … Continue reading

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On yer Bike …

Some background: Crib Notes was written for the NTVA. At the very last ever NTVA  Avanti Awards I got up to accept my award and told them, in no uncertain terms, how badly I felt they had handled that year’s awards. … Continue reading

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In the company of friends …

Sadly this Note remains as true today as it was then. And I’m still looking for those collaborations, still kissing frogs, still hoping … You have to, don’tcha? I write this in the immediate de-pressurization period following two days of … Continue reading

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Age & Guile …

I lost most of ‘the golden age’ of Crib Notes to a horrible back-up accident. But I still have a few and I want to publish those that still feel relevant. And what could be more relevant than my ongoing … Continue reading

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A Family Affair …

For the record, this was first written in late 1999, while we were still young & innocent … Ok, young … Ok, younger … I have to be honest and say that it came as a real surprise to find … Continue reading

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Holding back the years …

Way back in the dark ages, when I was a 19 year old pup Production Assistant I spent a couple of days during a couple of movies playing ‘baby-sitter’ to my Production Manager’s youngest child and occasionally our Unit Manager’s … Continue reading

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