I just found this video online of me alongside Matt Lucas in their BBC show Rock Profiles… I make a very short appearance at about 2:18 as a studio engineer. Matt Lucas was a lovely bloke to work with, and I remember thinking the show was very well written.
I note that a Google search for the word “Spegdroth” turns up only one result, a comment on Frank Key’s fascinating and edifying website Hooting Yard (he also writes and narrates a weekly radio show of the same name on Resonance FM) at the end of a long thread about pippy bags. To wit:
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I spotted this on a wall outside Cafe Nero on Haverstock Hill in Hampstead. Somebody’s taken the trouble to write – on quite a lumpy wall – “African Asian Minesh Khan Prohibited from UK”.
I’m not entirely sure what it’s for. Is it somebody making a tiny protest against immigration law? A warning to be vigilant in case I see Minesh? Or… is it a message of defiance from Minesh himself?
Somebody’s playing Paul Simon’s (wait a minute while I check) 1987 hit Call Me Al. It put me in mind of a couple of things – firstly, no matter how hard I try, I can never figure out the appeal of Chevy Chase.
Secondly, I have no idea, and never did have any idea, what the song is about. The nearest I can guess is that the words “If you’ll be my bodyguard, I can be your long-lost pal…” hint at sexual roleplay between Paul Simon and Chevy Chase, which is a disturbing, if arresting, image.