18/01/2012 09:24 GMT | Updated 19/03/2012 05:12 GMT

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol.2) - Japan: I F***ing Love This Country


So did some mad Japanese breakfast TV show yesterday. It was bizarre to say the least. Hosted by a female comedian...what do you call them again, comedienne, or summat?

Anyways, the interview went like what they do...the usual Qs followed by the usual As when out of nowhere and without warning (actually there may have been a warning...hard to tell over here!) she starts singing that song by Mariah Carey (or is it Dolly Parton?), I Will Always Love You! She wasn't holding back either, she fuckin' belted it out. So she sings a chorus and a verse and the big fuck off ending...then...silence...not so much as a titter from the studio audience...nothing...I FUCKIN' LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!!

The actual gig was really very good. Not only was it shocking to get back up to speed so quick, it was right up there with the best so far!

My new biggest fan, that little girl was there again. She had the same clothes on (stinky little fish!!). She reiterated that she is indeed quite fond of me while holding up a letter for me like a religious artifact, strange kid.

Gotta go. I've been up since 4.30am and I'm still running late...How can that be???



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