July 16th, 2005

fight club

"You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried..."

"When semiretired music journalist Christopher Dawes discovers that his next-door neighbor in Brentford, England, is former Damned drummer Rat Scabies, a friendship blossoms in Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail.

"The irrepressible Scabies soon infects Dawes with his heretofore unsuspected obsession with the Holy Grail, and before long the pair are jetting off to France, Rome, and elsewhere, searching for clues to its whereabouts."

CNN.com book review

Up until this point, Rat Scabies' only obsession (that I was aware of, anyway) was his penchant for urinating on The Damned's audiences back in '77. I suppose the Holy Grail fits in with that... somehow... uh...