Thursday, 10 May 2007

Sid Vicious

Had Sid lived, today would have been his 50th birthday. I believe that after a successful career as a children's television presenter, he would now be hosting programmes which reveal just how much undiscovered treasure we have hidden away in our houses. "Look at all that laaahvley dosh!" he would shout as figurines of weeping shepherdesses are retrieved from the dust in the attic. Dame Nancy, for her part, has become famous for her charity work. In my imagination, it is her and not Princess Diana who has the monopoly on those sentiments of ours which involve children and landmines. Sid and Nancy still use drugs and engage in knife-play but they are much more careful these days. Maybe you have different ideas. But that is most assuredly how I see it.