Bigmouth Bikes Again
Bigmouth Bikes Again is a smashingly-named fundraising event for Salford Lads Club, mecca for Smiths devotees everywhere. Pay £5 and bring your bike on Sunday 30 September to recreate the Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before video where lots of proto-Morrisseys (and one real one) rode around on old boneshakers. My claim to fame is that I was almost in that video. They recruited the "stars" through a fanzine called Smiths Indeed and I dutifully sent my photo in, promising to cut my (long at the time) hair and put it in a quiff if that was required. Hell, I would have shaved it all off if Morrissey had asked. Needless to say, I didn't get the call. Thanks to Kate at Sunset Ices for the tip - she'll be there in her lovely Every Day Is Like Sunday van dispensing ice cream to the bespectacled masses. Photo from Salford Lads Club's entry on Nothing To See Here.