It would be both pompous, preposterous and presumptuous to sit here and claim that my aim with this little blog is to present an alternative history of music in the twentieth-century, so instead I'll say that I aim to have fun and if you'd like to join me occasionally that would be jolly splendid.
I've been inspired to start this blog by Totally Fuzzy and Dr Forrest's Cheeze Factory and about a hundred others, and decided tonight to take the plunge.
For the last two years at Christmas I've put together compilations of songs to keep children quiet on long car journeys - they've worked for our family and others, so I'll be putting those up as soon as I've worked out how one of these file hosting thingummyjigs work.
In the meantime, if you really want to keep your kids quiet on long journeys, you could do worse than investigating the inspiration for the name of my blog, "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer", which the wonderful Dr Forrest has posted here. I own a copy of this and have been known to play it to people I consider to be my friends, although I usually restrict myself to side two, "Larry's Songs Unaccompanied".
I've edited the start of the track 'Monkeys vs Donkeys' to be my ringtone, which may be why very few people call me.
Anyway, I, my daughter and my boss love this album. Alexis Korner used to play a track from it from time to time on his Sunday evening show on Radio One - which is where I first became aware of it - and John Peel once played it on air all the way through in its entirety.
Nighty night for now.