Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tim On Tour: Exeter, England
And a fine how-do-dee-do to you. Tim Nordwind here, reporting from Exeter, England. Tonight wraps up a fine tour with the hard working, able-bodied men who are, or play with, Brendan Benson. Thank you boys, its been a real treat. We wish you the best of luck in the days to come. To quote the late, great Wesley Willis, "You whooped a donkey's ass."

In Exeter, young teen-aged boys and girls enjoy going 'mental' (that's crazy, to our non-British readers) at rock and roll shows. Tonight, after our show, reeling from their 'mentalness,' teen-agers Will Hitchcock, Ben Pinkelt, and Joe Russell asked to buy the clothing off of my back. These three shaggy-haired, pink and black zebra striped t-shirt-wearing swindlers began the bidding at zero pounds and didn't get much higher than one quid. They wanted everything; my tie, hat, glasses, shoes, jacket, the broach on my jacket, everything. Needless to say, I didn't sell these little men a stitch. But I did promise Sir Will, Ben and Joe Rosy-Cheeks that I would include them in my blog tonight. So there you go, lads. Next time, try coming at me with some serious money. Then we'll talk.

Tomorrow I head back to the U.S. for an American tour. Word has it that my blog postings are changing lives at least once an hour, and not necessarily for the better. I will continue to report back to you from the road until a life is saved every second. Until next time my darling public...

Mr. Timothy Charming


Anonymous Marie said...

Dearest Timothy Charming,

Let's make out.


9:25 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

oh, yeah... this blog most definitely changed my life for the better... now i know not to sell my clothes to my adoring fans unless they're willing to pay, bitch!

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The genius behind "Rock N Roll McDonalds" is gone forever?

I can't believe this.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous setsumi said...

To me, mental sounds prettier than crazy. I like British English.

Some high school girls are selling their undies on the streets. Japanese has moral issues, I think.

Mr. Timothy Charming, I look forward to your next post.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Chloe The Only said...

Images of able bodied men playing with Brendan Benson will most certainly visit my dreams tonight.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Joe Is Here said...

A fine how-doo-dee-doo to you too, this is Will and Joe as seen in this fine blog! To set the record straight, we actually went up to £25 for the hat and I, will, walked off with the acheivement of gaining Dans tie.

OK Go are the best british band, even thought they come from Chicago!

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are charming

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Good sir Timothy! I added a few more midis and an..uhm.."interesting" remix of Don't ask me to the midi section (http://www.okgo.net/music_midi.asp) and would love to know what you think.

See you boys on the 7th.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yessss...U.S. tour! i'm looking forward to you guys coming back to chicago ;)

10:31 AM  
Anonymous dana said...

We must be on the same brain wave, seeing as how I just posted on my blog about how crazy and hilarious and fun and just all around fab the english are. I'm sad, Timothy Charming, that thus ends the posts from England, but I'm also glad, because that means my boys are stateside and that I might actually get to go to a show!! I would commence dancing in a happy way if I wasn't in the middle of class. Oh well. I could try, though, for you...people have gotten away with a lot worse.

Timothy, darling, I love you. I do. I would be willing to pay millions for the clothes off your back. Well, not millions, but at least more than the American equivalent of one quid. Just to see you nakie.


12:13 PM  
Blogger kikkokatty2433 said...

I find your blog very interisting. I am from the U.S. and the ones from other countries usually are. I usually learn new things by reading them. Thank you

1:26 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

I love the blog, and england...

But your background makes it hard for me to read your words.


1:49 PM  
Anonymous Affordable Web Designer said...

Hmmm... makes me nostalgic... we used to have similar kinda fun while we had our own band around 10 years ago... those were the days...

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Americans say mental, too. Waynes World is reported to have used it in their script 1342 times.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

ohohohohoho. At least being mental didn't mean ripping the shirt off you. I've seen that happen to rock stars before lol. ^_^

It was nice of you to remember your adoring fans. Cheers! I hope you guys wont mind if I link this blog up to mine .

2:55 PM  
Blogger c luv said...

Oh my gosh, I love the fact that you quoted Wesley Willis.

3:19 PM  
Blogger h said...

me too.

and y'know what? i have to admit i don't really know your music that much. i don't even know how i came across this blog. but your stories of england have made me laugh a lot (esp. jimmy page), and feel maybe a teensy bit homesick for my ridiculous country.

i think you should compile a list of all the british slang y'all have picked up. americans using british words always amuse me.

3:33 PM  
Blogger tallyho said...

I second the list. I love a good british accent. please, please, please with cherries on top! Will you make a list for me?
Love ya,

3:56 PM  
Blogger Think Frustrated said...

You should really put the word verification on so that you don't get Spam comments. I just want to say that you guys rock. I think your best song is the theme song for Gretchen Helfritch's (totally butchered the spelling) public radio show. Bring-chicka-bring bring-boom, chicka-boom boom. I am awesome at writing how music sounds. OK Go is good.

5:16 PM  
Blogger DivineOmega said...

Don't crazy and mental mean the same in any form of English?

6:06 PM  
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6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unable to read anything to the backgroud picture. take care. bye.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup; life changed for the better. Now, you can increase that positivity by dedicating a song or two the the katies of russell when you visit Mary Washington...

Just a thought.

[and a good one if I do say so myself]

Does please help?

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is looking forward to the American tour! Especially the Katies of Russell who are at Mary Washington. A dedication would be life changing in a positive way for both of them!

7:59 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

YAY! I am so glad I found this page! I'm a huge OK Go fan, but live under a rock and didn't even know there was a new CD out! Anyway, now that I do, I'm going to go out and buy it tomorrow - and also buy tickets for the show on the 26th. God I love living in NYC. So convenient.

What time is Good Morning America on??

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Leah said...

First time at the site and blog, but definitely not the last.
One interesting thing about British slang is a lot of words are timeless. Unlike our lame US slang where words change by the week.
You guys rock.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous karleigh the fabulous said...

I remember when we used to say "mental" in the states, but it sounded a lot more valley girl than british. Not only has this blog changed my life for the better, but ok go has, and you should be proud of that.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, Tim, I had heard you were the sort of gold-hearted fellow who would give someone the shirt off your back. Don't tell me that was a vicious lie and you are just as mercenary as Dan. ; )

I agree whole-heartedly with the suggestion that you should make a list of all the British slang you picked up. But it would have to be an "audio" list, so we can hear your masterful skill with accents and voices.

Ta-ta, love.

12:23 AM  

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