My friend was just telling me I missed a treat yesterday because throughout the day Radio Four had Jeremy Irons reading the works of T S Elliott. It reminded me of one of the more surreal moments in the Cowley house last year.
Steven had just put on his Cats DVD. It was the first time the support worker had seen it. After about 10 minutes in, he said to me:
“Ah! Is this the one based on T S Elliott’s poems?”
Before I had a chance to reply, Steven chipped in:
“Yes. T S Elliott’s Wasteland”
The support worker visibly jumped out of his seat.
Ten minutes later, he followed me into the kitchen and said:
“How on earth does Steven know Elliott wrote The Wasteland?”
“Go and ask him,” I replied.
Off he went and I listened but the support worker wasn’t quite phrasing the question right, so wasn’t getting an answer.
I popped my head round the door and said,
“Steve. Tell Michael. Who was doing T S Elliott, The Wasteland talking?”
Steven replied in a flash:
After mopping the support worker down with a moist flannel I explained to him that Steven has one of those talking heads videos, The Greatest Number One Singles Of All Time. When they get to number 68, the interviewer asks Neil Tennant how the idea of West End Girls came about, to which Tennant pretentiously replies:
“We were trying to create a collage of voices. We were very much inspired by T S Elliott’s The Wasteland. We wanted to create something with that vibe”.
Never let it be said we don’t do the classics in Cowley.
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