A plea from Neil's scary godcreature, Ms Hayley Campbell:
Hello all. This may sound like an odd request, but Neil has made odder ones in the past and he seems to get away with it...
I have been asked to supply big beardy warrior types for a music video that promises to be a grand showcase of daftness - a 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' extravaganza of nuttiness! It's for Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and his new band, Hot Leg.
Would you like to charge around in a big field by a castle wielding swords and whatnot? We're after medieval re-enactment types with their own costumes, weapons, vague sense of how to wield stabbing implements etc.
The shoot will be in striking distance of London. You'll have to find your own way there but madness and MTV fame lie at the end of your journey, honest. We need as big an army as possible for one day and a select few for the other, when we'll be shooting the big fight scene with the band.
I'll be there to a) stand around being cold, and b) tell you where you need to be.
So here's what we need from you in an email to email@example.com:
- Your availability from Saturday 30th August to Tuesday 2nd September
- A photo of yourself
- A list of any weapons you're bringing along.
If nothing else you'll be able to report back to Mr Gaiman that I'm not yet dead, and am still eating my greens. He might send you a fish or something as a thank you.
I have it on good personal authority that Hayley is worth dressing up in chain mail for.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Ex-Web Elf