World’s Strongest Man broken by 15 year old girl

News in from Gaz Coombes, former frontman of Oxford trio Supergrass, and now artist in his own right. You may remember him from such posts as Supergrassed.

The video that featured in that post was Walk The Walk – something that Gaz certainly won’t be doing for the foreseeable future.

Ugh. Knees, eh?

Nice to see that the staff at my old stomping* ground, Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, were able to sort him out.

Gaz’s tour, ironically promoting his album World’s Strongest Man**, has obviously been badly affected:

Dates in Utrecht, Lille, Spain and Italy have been cancelled. UK dates are rescheduled to May.

Fortunately, since there were no concerts scheduled for South Africa, life here goes on as normal.



* something else he can’t do right now

** “the biggest misnomer since Pussy Galore”


Remember Alright from 1995? You know, Oxford (or was it Wheatley?) band Supergrass riding the Britpop wave with a pearly king banging out the staccato intero on a seaside upright piano (was it in Portmeirion?) before the boys were towed around town on a double bed?

Of course you do.

That was all so long ago, but now Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has given us a much more mature sound with Walk The Walk.

A great, bass guitar-driven pseudo funk offering with gliding strings in the middle 8 and featuring an interesting video set at a poker evening.

It’s good stuff, and it’s my Quota Video for today.