Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy. Website – www.philevans.co.uk
When it was announced The Rolling Stones are playing the Principality stadium this summer, no doubt many young music fans greeted the news with an uninterested shrug and an exaggerated yawn – if they could work up enough enthusiasm.
But it’ll be a sell-out and Cardiff’s hotels, bars and restaurants will benefit.
Can you imagine the length of the queues outside the Caroline Street chippies when 74,500 hungry people leave at the end of the concert?
“I think we’ll need another bag of King Edwards from the cellar, luv!”
Taking into account the average age of the Stones and their fans, the concert will probably end around eight-thirty.
Although Keith Richard’s features are now so craggy and lived-in he actually looks likehis passport ‘photo, the fact that the Stones are still going strong and in demand after half a century is astonishing.
When the Stones began in 1962, there were no CDs, mobile phones, iphones, X-Boxes, home computers or downloads.
On Sundays, cinemas didn’t open until four-thirty and, although admission only cost seventeen new pence, as there were no videos or DVDs, you had to wait at least seven years if you wanted to see a particular film again!
In 1962 the UK had just twoTV channels – BBC and ITV – which broadcast in black and white and closed down around 11.30pm.
People were expected to go to bed early and be ready for work next day.
No wonder teenagers like ‘Mick’n’Keef’ rebelled, grew their hair and formed R & B groups.
Fifty years later, the Stones are still rolling and when they come to Wales in June, ‘This could be the last time’ fans will get to see if Mick really does ‘Move like Jagger’.
Unfortunately, I won’t be at the concert as I’m having a new shed delivered that day and I’ll need to paint it black.
Oh, get off my cloud!
Use it or lose it is the motto:
As we get older it’s so important to keep exercising in order to stay fit, flexible and healthy.
I’m sure I am not alone in hearing the snap, crackle and pop when I jump out of bed in the morning.
Unfortunately it’s not my breakfast cereal, it’s my knee joints warming up!
We are told to keep mobile by so many medical professionals on a daily basis, but how many of us manage to fit in some daily exercise?
Use it or lose it is the motto.
Now we can’t argue with that!
Unfortunately, the challenges of today’s daily living, plus the long, dark winter days and poor weather conditions does not help with the motivation needed to wrap up and get out there for some fresh air.
We can clearly see that phones are getting much smarter and thinner.
People, not so much.
Before you ask – I weigh 14st naked.
That’s if the scales in Boots The Chemist is anything to go by.
My case comes up next Monday!
You can follow Phil Evans on Twitter @philevanswales and www.philevans.co.uk