‘Cantankerous’? – Moi?

The Arts

A recent online article by a guy called Daniel Brown (not that Dan Brown I hope) just ran a very clear-eyed overview of my career, which isn’t the sort of thing you want to read over your coffee when you’re slumped in your dressing gown and just coming to terms with a difficult day, but I was described thusly…
‘Once the brash young punk of British fantasy and horror back in the middle to late eighties, a period during which he maintained his day job as a director at one of the more high profile media promotion companies in Britain, The Creative Partnership, Christopher Fowler has matured into a pleasingly cantankerous middle age.’
Daniel hs nailed the whole of my career pretty perfectly, damn him, here.
So, just to prove that I am still the Emily Dickinson of dark drama, someone who has been known to sing unprompted, here’s a fairly awesome dance routine from Marc Shaiman, the guy who wrote ‘Hairspray, the Musical’. This is ‘Breaking All The Rules’ from ‘Catch Me If You Can’. It starts after the opening introduction. I play the CD around the house whenever I’m feeling particularly cantankerous.

http://youtu.be/c5HCWu0H6yA

5 comments on “‘Cantankerous’? – Moi?”

  1. Alan says:

    Hmm – good article – I suppose. But “pleasantly cantankerous”?

    Let’s kill him…

    And doubly so since I had to look up “sesquipedalian”.

  2. helen says:

    Great article. We can look forward to fireworks then in the Golden Years ?

  3. Gretta says:

    Is ‘pleasantly cantankerous’ better or worse than ‘curmudgeonly’? I need to know which to aspire to first.

  4. Anne Fernie says:

    “Thusly”……………..??? Like it but can it be adverbed thus?

  5. Helen Martin says:

    Thusly was used at one time in a jokey sort of way and some people now use it semi-seriously. It is an adverb as it is (of manner) and (froths indignantly all over her keyboard) sorry about that.

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