14/11/2011 06:24 GMT | Updated 14/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol.2) - Katie Holmes, Adam Sandler, David Letterman and My Cat's Lack of Boll***s


Yes comrades.

What a star-studded day we had yesterday. Famous people everywhere we went.

So, said day started early... 6am, early!!! Had to be at that VH1 place at 8am to do some blimmin' live breakfast TV show.

The interview was a little strange... one doesn't expect to be discussing one's pet cat's bollocks (or lack thereof, he's had them whipped off, see?) so early in the morning... and certainly not on live TV!

We did meet Adam Sandler though - I say we, 'cause I was with my mate, and friend of the stars, Scully, who does like a celebrity meet and greet. He (Adam Sandler) was cool as fuck. We have a mutual friend in Russell Brand, so the conversation went summat like this:

"Yes Adam... You know Russell, innit?"

"Yes I do... He loves you, man!!"

I know this already cause he tells me... regularly.

Anyway, as we went our separate ways Adam Sandler left me with these words:

"You have fun, buddy"... Thanks Adam Sandler, I will!!!

From there we made our way to the Ed Sullivan theatre for the David Letterman show.

The Letterman Show takes place in the Ed Sullivan theatre, on the very stage where that band The Beatles changed the world on the Ed Sullivan Show way back in 1963, I think?

On the show with us was some right-wing politician - who showed up with some very smartly turned out security - and top Scientologist Katie Holmes! (Mrs Tom Cruise)... more of which later.

If you've never been to the Letterman Show, which I'm sure some of you haven't, the studio itself is fuckin' freeeeeeeeeezing... For real, it must be close to actual freezing. Proper ball-ache.

Our dressing room was next door to none other than the legendary comedian Steve Martin who, for some reason, wasn't on the show but was there anyway - never did get to the bottom of why.

He only stuck his head round the door to say hello! What an honour!!! We talked banjo and he had a bit of banter with the lads. Top, top man. Funny as fuck!!

Steve Martin, I am having you, la'.

As showtime approached we got a little visit from that fella Billy Gibbons from that band ZZ TOP. Another top little dude. Who's not having that tune Sharp Dressed Man? Squares... that's who!

We literally bumped into that top Scientologist Katie Holmes on the way into the studio. We came out of the lift and BANG, there she was.

Now at this point my mate, and friend of the stars Scully, was doing a bit of filming for my website and managed to capture the moment. She did look a bit miffed at the various north-west accents and some vigorous handshaking, but there was no need to send one of her people over to demand the video be deleted!!!! Un-fuckin'-believable.

We didn't let it spoil the day though. And what a day. Loved it.

Am currently backstage at the Philadelphia Academy of Music. Mega venue. Like a mini Albert Hall.

Gotta go. I've lost my phone. It isn't the first time, and it won't be the last!!!

In a bit.



Yes comrades... What's up?

So... Where were we? That's right, Philadelphia. At the Academy of Music, if my memory serves me correctly - which generally it doesn't - but I think it does this time.

Beautiful venue. Seriously. Like a mini Albert Hall. The show was... good... ok... not bad. Quite a tame crowd, I thought. Dunno... a bit reserved, which is no bad thing. As long as they're listening and clapping, who cares?

There was one guy though who kept shouting "WHATEVER!" inbetween the songs... Hope he wasn't a journalist practising some kind of new instant review technique!!!

On to the historic city of Boston. I don't recall ever spending much time there in the past. Managed to see a bit of it this time and I've gotta say it was beautiful. A bit like Edinburgh. Nice. I liked it a lot.

Another breathtaking venue and a great gig, really great atmosphere. What a wonderful crowd. They sang their hearts out. Good gear.

Plotted up after the gig to watch the big fight between the great Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. And what a tear up! They literally beat the living daylights out of each other for 12 rounds. Pacquiao won on points. I thought it was a draw myself.

Muchas gracias to those who waited outside, singing songs in the cold 'til 1am. Nice to meet you.

Overnighted it to NYC, which is where you find me now. Got two shows coming up at the Beacon Theatre. Looking forward to it. A few comrades have made the journey across the pond. Should be fun.

Day off today. Gotta go and get a shirt altered. It's a blimmin' 'small' and it's still too big. I might be shrinking!!!

In a bit.


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