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The Illustrated Vivian Stanshall Available NOW!


Video compliments of the very gifted Ben Wickey.

Vivian's "Great Life" with Neil Innes and Ki (produced by the very wonderful Toby Field) was broadcast on Radio 4 on Tuesday 22 December 2009 at 16:30 GMT and then again on Christmas Day. It is now accessible from anywhere in the world via Vivian's Great Life .

STINKFOOT, the original script, published by Sea Urchin Press.

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My pink half of the drainpipe... separates me from the incredibly fascinating story of your life and every day to day event in each and every tedious attempt into detail: was it a Thursday or a Wednesday or — what the hell does it matter?  Because you're normal and if you're normal I intend to be a freak for the rest of my life and I shall baffle you with cabbages and rhinos in the kitchen and incessant quotations from Now We Are Six through the mouthpiece of Lord Snooty's giant poisoned electric head.
So  t h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r r e!

Review of for by Andy Sully, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Text, TV Centre

The phrase "eccentric" is wildly overused, but for the late Vivian Stanshall nothing else can suffice.

A musician, writer, artist, raconteur and all-round one-off - the UK just doesn't seem to produce his sort any more!

This site, with a mass of Viv-related material, is run by his family. It's touched with a sense of surreal fun which Vivian would have loved.

Sleeve Notes:

The site is maintained and sponsored by Silky Longfellow-Stanshall (Vivian's daughter), Sydney Longfellow , and Ki Longfellow-Stanshall, Vivian's widow.

Panhistoria... a very modern art form. V would have loved this as well.

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