Mark Charsley (waistcoatmark) wrote,
Mark Charsley

Frank: dunno what I expected but it wasn't this

Watched Frank on the way to work last week. I don't know much about Frank Sidebottom other than bugshaw used to like him, and the album of his I copied for her a couple of decades ago didn't appeal to my 19-year-old taste. But he was a comedian as well as a musician, so I expected Frank to be amusing: probably in a wacky, "look at his silly head mask" taking the mick out of the 90's sort of way.

Instead I got a mildly depressing story that can be roughly summed up as "trying to use mentally ill people's coping strategies to achieve commercial success is unlikely to end well".

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